Wonderfully Cute 'Dear Zoo' Storage Boxes. Oh, & Breaking Bad Themed Ones Too!

 Far too fierce

Far too fierce

Rod Campbell's animal illustrations will hit most of us with a huge wave of nostalgia, being nestled in the pages of children's book favourite, 'Dear Zoo'. 

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Too big

Many of us not only remember Dear Zoo from the warm & cosy bedtime story time of our childhood, but also from owning a copy of the book now to share with the kids we have of our own.

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Too naughty

The Works isn't a store I'm in regularly, but I needed to buy some storage and I had previously picked up Hungry Caterpillar and London Underground print boxes there maybe three years ago now for £10 for the two.

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Brilliantly the offer is still the same price. They are collapsible and fairly sturdy so I use mine to store papers like bank statements, tax credit letters etc.

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They are a suitable size to keep in your living room, to tidy away all the kids' toys quickly at bedtime, so you don't feel like you're sitting in a day nursery when it's time for telly, relaxing and grown-up time.

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They cost £7 each, or two for £10. I didn't see the Breaking Bad versions in my local Bangor branch, but they do stock them on the  online store, and there are two designs. Great for chucking the otherwise cluttered pile of DVDs and Blurays beside the TV in. Could be a good Christmas present for the untidy Breaking Bad fan in your life!

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If meth-themed storage isn't your thing, then there are a dozen or so other patterns in the cube, collapsible box range. 

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I was after a particular type of box, for storing my daily-use makeup, so to take advantage of the 2 for £10 offer I chose an owl & the pussycat collapsible box for Michael to keep his room tidy with.

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The boxes that suited storing my makeup best were these two cute, vintage-look, floral suitcases, which came as a set for £7, or mix and match in the 2 for £10 offer. 

You can see the pile of various makeup and hair products I use every day behind them in the photo below. Having that cluttered collection sitting there was annoying me, and I didn't want to put it all away in my drawers on the other side of the room, and get it out again every morning and night. 

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The large case stores everything I use in the morning. Foundation, mascara, primers etc are loose, then all my eyeshadow products or anything that's a bit messy I can keep in the original vintage Ladybird book makeup bag. 

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The smaller of the two Is just the right size for my hair products and my nighttime routine bits as well.

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The boxes are a good size and they look more presentable in the corner of the room than a pile of bags.

I like to think this storage will suffice for a good length of time, but considering I've gone from just a tiny bit of foundation & mascara a day, to about twenty products in the daily routine a year on, I could need bigger boxes by this time next year. 

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I've seen beauty bloggers post about little sets of drawers that are sometimes on wheels for storing tonnes of products, so that will probably be the next step for makeup mad Claire. 

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With the mix and match offer you can get storage for the whole family. As well as the large cube boxes and my choice of two cases, there are also slightly different shaped suitcases in sets of three.

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Finally, this set of five cylinder hat boxes are also included in the offer. Useful storage solutions at a bargain price. 

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