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 pockets!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!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.

kids' room decor!Kid-friendly homes don’t have to be a snooze. Find more design ideas your whole brood will love.

this week in washington, d.c.!

Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin
What: Decorate pumpkins and hear Victoria Kann read her newest book.
Why: Her heroine sees the world through rose-colored glasses.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Room & Board, 1840 14th St. NW (202-729-8300). R.S.V.P. (required) to roomandboard@brandlinkdcrsvp.com. Free.


What: Go down giant hill slides, get lost in the hay maze, and sip apple cider.
Why: Pony rides suddenly seem ho-hum when you can hop on a camel.
When: Thru Nov. 8. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Leesburg Animal Park, 19270 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg (703-433-0002). Tickets online at pumpkinfestleesburg.com or at the door. Weekdays, adults and children, $8.50; under 2, free; weekends, adults and children, $13; under 2, free.

Kids Euro Festival

What: A lineup of free film screenings and performances from overseas (ages 2-12).
Why: With more than 200 shows, it’s a heavy helping of culture.
When: Fri.-Nov. 10.
Where: Locations, schedule, and registration for select shows online at kidseurofestival.org.

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

Room & Board
1840 14th St NW
bt S & T Sts
Washington, DC 20009
19270 James Monroe Hwy
Leesburg, VA 20175