8 Reasons Why Cute Storage Solutions Are Totally Useless for Parents

If I had to pick my very favorite retail shop in the world to browse through, I think it would be The Container Store. You know, the store that sells ... containers? I love looking through all the clever storage options and fantasizing my house neatly organized and color-coordinated from top to bottom.

The problem is, when you're a parent, it really doesn't matter how many baskets and shelves and boxes and gadgets you have, because children can transform any organization solution to a Hoarders-level disaster zone in three seconds flat. Behold, 8 of the various storage options I've created for my kids -- and what these areas of my house actually look like 99.99999 percent of the time.

The shoe basket that no one actually puts shoes in:


The toy box with stuff piled on top so it can't be opened:


The laundry container that is apparently surrounded by a clothes-repelling force field:


The shelves that are supposed to neatly display stuffed animals in a super-cute manner:


The toothpaste holder:


The LEGO bins:


The shelves where books are supposed to be neatly organized:


The coat rack. THE COAT RACK.


Do you have this problem at your house too?

Images via Linda Sharps

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