This Play Mat Ensures You’ll Never Step on a LEGO Again


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Creative play can be messy, but that doesn’t mean that cleaning up has to be a challenge. With the new SlideAway storage system, clean-up time is a breeze!

The SlideAway is a unique toy basket which doubles as a play mat. So how does it work?

Simply dump your toys, like blocks, dolls or those mischievous LEGO bricks that always seem to go astray on to the mat for play time. The play area is surrounded by a small lip to ensure that toys stay on the mat. Once play time is over, all you have to do is pull the basket’s built-in handles and the SlideAway does all the work for you. The mat along with the toys will disappear into the basket until next time.

The creative storage system was designed by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle who obviously discovered a need for a streamlined way to organize and store toys in their own lives.

In addition to the SlideAway Toy Storage Basket and Play Mat which sells for $69.99, their company Creative QT, also offers a smaller On-The-Go Toy Storage Bag and Play Mat. The smaller version, which sells for $20, is perfect for trips to Grandma’s house or storing school supplies.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Courtesy of Creative QT



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