Hot Wheels Track is in my top 5 for terrors of toy storage. It simply doesn’t fit in the regular storage boxes and I have a personal aversion to storing toys (anything really) under the beds. I’ve been looking for an idea for storing the Hot Wheels Track for quite a while as it is one of the few toys my older boys will still occasionally get out and enjoy. This is how we were storing it along with all the Hot Wheels:
That is a blue bin with wheels that works well except it takes up a ton of space and is open so other things tend to get tossed in and on top of all the Hot Wheels stuff. I’ve wanted to do something different with the track for quite some time.
I can’t claim the idea I’m about to share as my own since a good friend told me about probably 2 years ago. Obviously, I move very fast when I hear great ideas. She told me she stored the track in a tall wrapping paper container. Genius idea!
Of course, the first time I looked I struck out on finding those containers. In this area, they seem to only haul these containers out around the holidays and not in July (surprisingly enough). I tried improvising with a tall plastic trash cans but they fell over when I put the Hot Wheels track inside. One of them is now an actual trash can in my teenager’s room and the other has a place in a hidden corner of our living room as umbrella storage.
This year, I remembered and so when all those fancy gift wrapping containers went on sale at the stores, I made sure to get one. I purchased the one I’m using at Target. It is large and tall enough to fit all the Hot Wheels track and stable enough that it doesn’t easily fall over. Here’s a view of the inside of the container with the Hot Wheels track:
My favorite part of the container though is that it came with a lid! That way even if it does get bumped and fall over, the stuff stays inside.
I wish I could finish this post with a great idea for storing all the actual Hot Wheels but I haven’t found that yet. Do you have Hot Wheels fans in your house. If so, where do you park all the cars?