3 Ways to Clean Up the Toys

Swoop Bags, Wall Pockets, Storage Boxes

swoop bags!

This little piggy tripped over a half-dressed Barbie. This little piggy took a foot full of Legos. This little piggy got stubbed. And this little piggy got smart and cleaned up.

These new products put it away when playtime is done.

Swoop Bags
A heavy-duty cotton canvas sack ($45) gives piles of blocks, Matchbox cars, and trains a home. Simply pull the cord to close and store; plop it down on the floor to set the collection free.

woolly wall pocket!Cate & Levi Woolly Wall Pockets
As playful as toys themselves, each one-of-a-kind wall pocket ($50) has real character. Hang one bedside to keep favorite books, buddies, and other trinkets within reach.

3 sprouts storage box!3 Sprouts Storage Boxes
We’ve long been fans of the company’s canvas storage bins and love that its new cubes ($28 each) have the same felt appliques. The boxes work as stand-alone catchalls, as well as drawers in a cubed storage unit.

And that’s something to oink about.

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this week in philadelphia!

Sculpture Saturdays

What: Gather along Kelly Drive for free musical performances and artist-led workshops.
Why: Easily become an expert on Philly’s public art.
When: Thru Oct. 22. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row; Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden, Kelly Dr., at W. Girard Ave. Info at 215-546-7550.

Motherhood the Musical
What: From preggers to empty nesters, women of all ages laugh out loud at the hilarious show.
Why: You’ve made peace with owning a minivan.
When: Thru Nov. 20.
Where: Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St. (215-923-0210). Tickets at 800-298-4200 or online at comcasttix.com. Adults and children, $45.

Cafe Community Arts Festival

What: Do free crafts courtesy of The Clay Studio, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and others.
Why: The refrigerator door needs a new masterpiece.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St.

Photos: Courtesy of Swoop; Courtesy of Cate & Levi; Courtesy of 3 Sprouts

Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden
Kelly Dr
@ W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Lloyd Hall
1 Boathouse Row
@ Kelly Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Society Hill Playhouse
507 S 8th St
bt Lombard & South Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19147
1400 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122