Why we chose the Step2 Lift and Hide Bookshelf Storage Chest

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Several weeks ago when you walked into my living room you would be greeted by books all over the place and the kids’ toys and what-nots in mini piles. New folder

We love having the kids play in the living room but the mess is something that just gets to us.

After listening to Hubs insist we do something about the mess for the nth time I choose to look for a practical yet compact storage solution for the kids’ stuff that didn’t turn out to be an eyesore when placed in a corner.

My search led me to the Step2 Lift and Hide Bookshelf Storage Chest.

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Why we chose the Step2 Lift and Hide Bookshelf Storage Chest

Incredibly easy to put together, this 25lb piece comes as three separate  parts and can be put together by my 8 year old!

Serving as a storage chest and a bookshelf, this is perfect to hold the kids’ mess stuff in

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and several books on the shelves.

Height-wise it’s not too high making it perfect for preschoolers and elementary school goers to keep their books far away from a toddling sibling’s reach.

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Durability-wise I know we aren’t going to have any issues as this does have the Step2 quality standard stamped all over it. I also don’t have to worry about sharp edges on the kids hurting fingers when they open the chest’s lid as it opens up and slides into the top securely.

This was important for me as a certain 9 month old copies everything her older siblings do. She’s confident in crawling over to the chest, standing up and then reaching in to pull a toy of choice. With the lid safely secure on top, I feel better knowing that she can’t hurt herself.

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The Lift and Hide Bookshelf Storage Chest blends in well in our living room and has made storage of the kids’ toys and books so much kinder to the eyes.

And width-wise it fits in well aside the pillars in the room.

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I know Hubs is pleased with the pick and definitely relieved he can walk into an uncluttered living room each day, after work!



  1. Oh goodness, that looks like a great product! Space-saving, too!

  2. I actually have an older version of this and LOVE it. My son is 10, so we got it 8 or 9 years ago – and it’s still good as new.

  3. it does keep everything neat and tide. perfect place to hide the mess of those toys that we love to play with

  4. This is great! I love the idea of it, and I love that it’s really safe. I wish it came in a little bit larger size, but I can always just use two!

  5. I love this! I want one for our playroom, I think its a great well made box good for any one with kids! It’s a good one!

  6. We so need one of these. We live in a house void of storage solutions so we have to get our own! I will be checking this out!

  7. That looks like a really great piece. I like that it serves 2 purposes. It would be great in my girls’ room.

  8. That is a great product! I wish we had one when kiddo was younger. We ended up using storage totes instead.

  9. Step2 makes THE best products, don’t they??? I see this one is no exception at all. I love everything about it.

  10. Step 2 products are by far the sturdiest ever! Better yet when they combine two things that all kids need in one!

  11. I was looking for a toy box recently and somebody had one of these on a website listing, but it was missing the door. I definitely like the look with the door.

  12. That is such cute storage solution. I need something like this for my basement which also happens my kids’ playroom.

  13. This is so cute and I love how it’s a great way to introduce kids to the joys of reading. Nothing like having them select their own books to read.

  14. This is a very nice storage shelf because I also can put books at the top and this storage chest is huge! What a great item to get for the kids room.

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