11 March 2016

Introducing the clever book storage solution for children: Tidy Books Box

In collaboration with Tidy Books


Last year I came across a new children's design company called Tidy Books and instantly fell in love with their range. I've had experience of two of their products now - the Tidy Books Box and the Tidy Books Bookcase. I have previously written about the Tidy Books Bookcase and how to encourage kids to read, so here I will be mainly concentrating on reviewing the Tidy Books Box. There is also a giveaway at the end of this review - win your own Tidy Books Box!



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The biggest reason why I like the Tidy Books range  is that it encourages independent reading. Books are placed with the cover facing out, rather than the spines. This makes it easier for kids to identify the books they like, flip through them and grab to books with their clumsy little hands.  And this is evident in the way my daughter uses both her book box and her bookcase - she loves picking her own books out of them and finds them very easy to use.

Our Tidy Books Box is set up in the living room downstairs, and the Tidy Books Bookcase is in my daughter's room upstairs. As we often read the bedtime story downstairs on the living room sofa, over time we started to get lots of book clutter. Now we use the box storage downstairs, and one side is for children's books, and on the other side we keep magazines and other adult books we are reading ourselves at that moment.

While the design of the Tidy Books Box is quite child-friendly, I think it looks lovely in adult spaces, like the living room. It is not overly childlike, and you can make it even less so, if you don't install the clock on the side or turn the clock away from view (it is on one side only) when needed. We haven't yet started to use the play clock to learn to tell the time, but it will be perfect for that in a year or so.

The build quality and the wood used in the box is very sturdy, so I have been happy to let my child play with it and use it by herself, even if I know toddlers can be quite rough sometimes. No damage done yet! You can move the box around using the clever handle, but to be honest, when the box is packed with books I prefer to leave it in one place as it gets very heavy.



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Overall I have been really happy with my Tidy Books Box, and also with the Tidy Books Bookcase I have reviewed earlier. They look great, and function perfectly, and most importantly, my daughter loves them and finds them a joy to use. She has always been very interested in books, and she loves to go grab a book all by herself and brings it to us to read. 

Now Tidy Books are crowdfunding for new ventures and it will be exciting to see their journey into new avenues and markets in the future. I'm pretty keen to hear what other products Tidy Books have in store - apparently there is a brand new storage solution coming soon and I can't wait to see what that is all about!


You can win your own Tidy Books Box in your chosen colour below. You can enter daily with a free daily entry, and two daily tweets if you are keen :) UK entries only! 


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148 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, I would choose natural.

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  2. Natural would be lovely thank you! My little ones have lots of books to store!

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  3. I'D LOVE IT IN WHITE PLEASE X

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  4. White.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. I think we'd love the one in white :)

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  6. Natural please. This would come in really handy in our house as my little boy loves books!

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  7. White please, thanks for the chance x

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  8. Brilliant, White please

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  9. The white, just because it goes with all my current furniture!

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  10. My favourite would be the one in Natural!

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  11. White or natural would be nice

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  12. Margaret Clarkson
    White please

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  13. I'd pick white - these look fab and would be perfect for gaining control of the pikes of books currently scattered around my lounge! Kate Eccles

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  14. I love this!! I think I'd go for the natural, though tempted by the others too!

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  15. This would help so much three kids with a book obsession :)

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  16. The white box would be perfect for my daughters room!

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  17. Loving the classic white

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  18. What a fab idea, especially with the clock face! I'd go for the white. :)

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  19. The white is lovely and would suit any room decor too :)

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  20. This is amazing my daughter loves her books and magazines there everywhere amazing for a little book worm white is lovely

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  21. I would go with natural because it would match my daughter's bookcase and my husband and my bunk bed buddies (we use as nightstands). I would love to use this in our lounge to replace the raggedy basket we're currently using.

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  22. The white one, its lovely

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  23. I really like the white one. I'm in dire need of one of these - Jasmine's books are taking over the house! :)

    xx

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  24. Love these, I would choose natural

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  25. I really like the white, these are so cute and one would be very handy in our house.

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  26. Oooo! I really like the white one, would look brilliant in Ollie's room. x

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  27. I would love the natural one please

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  28. these look fab id love a white so clean looking

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  29. Would love the white one :) x

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  30. This look like a great idea! Our books downstairs a bit of a mess to say the least, the boys have way too many books now. :) #triedandtested

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  31. I love these bookcases, I would love to win a white one for my son's room x

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  32. What a fantastic idea! I love that the books are so easy accessible and the clock is a nice touch. #triedtested

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  33. We love the white one!
    Great review, we are big Tidy Books fans and have one of their gorgeous bookcases. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  34. This does look a great book box for little ones. I like the white best #TriedTested

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  35. Looks great and really sturdy for all the books. I'd take it in white #triedtested

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  36. I love love love the white, would be perfect for in the living room! Thanks for the chance :)

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  37. I love the Tidy Books products. This is a great giveaway!

    #TriesTested

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  38. I love the white colour
    Such a great idea

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  39. I love the white colour
    Such a great idea

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  40. If I won I would prefer it in natural

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  41. I would love it in white please, if Im lucky enough to win

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  42. Aaah she's such a good girl, tidying her book away!! My twins have a bookcase but take all the books off it and put them on the floor!! *facepalm* Thanks so much for linking up with us Sanna :) #HomeEtc

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  43. Superb storage solution. Thanks for sharing & linking up again lovely, good to have you! #HomeEtc

    Jess xx

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  44. I'm coming back and entering everyday, this would be absolutely amazing! Perfect storage solution for my sons books xx

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  45. I'd love the book storage box in white - fingers crossed, it's such a great prize! x

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  46. Our little one loves the books. Even before he could speak, his cotbed was littered with them, and we couldn't leave the house without a slightly chewed tome in his buggy. Those shelves are great. Good luck to them!

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  47. I'd love the white one please, thanks for the chance.

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  48. I'd choose it in natural wood. I like them all but that would fit nicely with the furniture. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  49. Would love to win a white one for my little people please :)

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  50. If I was lucky enough to win I'd love the natural one please.

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  51. I would choose white to go in my grandson's room

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  52. i would choose white for my sons bedroom

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  53. Teal blue for grandson, guess who picks his books up

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  54. I'd prefer the one in natural finish :)

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  55. Lynsey Buchanan5 April 2016 at 16:39

    I would love white please

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  56. I prefer the White one please x

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  57. I'd choose the white :)

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  58. White would be perfect, thank you :)

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  59. I would love to win the natural one for my twin boys room please

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  60. EJ Dunn

    I would prefer it in white.

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  61. They are all lovely but I like the natural best.

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  62. fantastic storage idea, I love the Natural one.x

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  63. I like the Natural finish. This would be wonderful as right now my son's books are under our coffee table and I think he'd use them more if he had easier access to them.

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  64. (melissa crowe) teal blue x thankyou for the chance

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  65. White please so that no matter what the decor it will always stand proud.

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  66. I'd choose the natural one please!

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  67. They're all really nice but I think I like the white best.

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  68. This is so cute x White please if I were to be lucky enough to win.

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  69. holly harmsworth10 April 2016 at 01:39

    i would love the teal blue one for my son :)

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  70. I'd choose natural

    @polly58

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  71. I would choose Natural for my son

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  72. If I was lucky and I would love it in white.My grand-daughter,Millie who's four loves to read and has so many books which are all upstairs in her bedroom.This would be lovely to have some in the lounge or perhaps I'd keep it at my house for all her books here.Anyway,thanks for such a fab prize guys x

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  73. Sophie Marie Cartwright10 April 2016 at 14:53

    I would choose Blue for my young man :-) Great blog and review! Thanks x

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  74. White would be very nice. Thank you for the lovely giveaway 😃 xxx

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  75. Sheila Shepheard10 April 2016 at 15:15

    I would like to white one. What fab storage this is.Love it.

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  76. I would choose the natural wood one

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  77. The gorgeous white one - :) Fingers so crossed x

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  78. Teal Blue please (I am Claire Nelson)

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  79. I would love to have the tidy books box in white for my son! :) What a fab idea and giveaway, Thanks for the chance to win xx

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  80. I would love it in white please. This would certainly help corral all the baby books that are in the sitting room.

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  81. I would love the white one please

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  82. Natural please. Such a great idea :)

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  83. I would choose the natural one please :) though I like them all!

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  84. The natural one would fit in well.
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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  85. Joanna Kasznicki10 April 2016 at 22:20

    I love Teal Blue for my sons books

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  86. I would pick teal blue please. I love these book tidys never saw anything like them before and would love this as would my little boy x

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  87. What a gorgeous storage box, I would choose the white one if I won. Thank you!

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