Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Neat-Oh! ZipBin Review & Giveaway 2/9 US/CAN


How often do you come across an item which can be used as a toy AND as storage? I was very intrigued when I came across a company with a very fitting name - Neat-Oh! They specialize in themed toy storage boxes which can also be used as play mats. Storage is a big problem at our apartment. My son's toys are starting to pile up and I have no place to store them. We have limited space and as much as I'd like for him to have his own room with furniture, it's not happening.  

Neat-Oh! has declared January as a storage month! Post-Christmas time is always chaotic with all the new toys kids received as presents. Could a simple ZipBin solve all of your problems? I got to test one of their storage toy bins and I'm ready to share whether these bins will or will not make it easier for you in the house.

Review
Neat-Oh! has many cool looking themed storage zip bins ranging from Lego, Hot Wheels, Real Relics to Barbie. I was tempted to get a Dinosaur ZipBin, but decided to go for something more appropriate for my 21 month old little guy. I chose a Large Lego Duplo ZipBin as he loves to play with Duplo. This bin measures 16.5 x 12.8 x 10 inches and the mat is 35 x 31.5 inches. They have many others sizes, but I wanted the biggest one so it could store everything.

When the box came, little guy took the initiative to pull the bin out of the box. It only took us a second to put it together. It's a large place mat with zippers on the sides, once you zip it up, it transforms into a box. Little guy didn't understand what the box is for and crawled inside thinking that it's for him! He looked adorable in the box and it just shows you how much you can store in this toy box. I took him out and showed him that it's for storing toys, not babies. He liked the idea and started throwing his toys in, and then he got back in! What a funny little guy. I re-transformed the zip bin into a place mat and it ended up being a very generous size. Definitely enough to play on, even enough for a couple of kids.

After playing with the bin, I put it back together and found a perfect spot for it on the bottom of our book shelf. Usually this shelf is a mess, because when we clean up we just throw all the toys there. This bin fit right in! I love how it looks! Way less cluttered than before. It's super easy clean up too. Instead of arranging toys neatly on the shelf (which I don't have time for), I can just throw them in the box and it looks tidy. Little guy loves to help with clean up as well. This ZipBin comes with a lid which has velcro straps on the side to make sure the lid won't come off. And it has open slots on the side for easy carrying.

Mommy and baby tested, Neat-Oh! ZipBin gets a 10/10 from us!



Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a Neat-Oh! ZipBin of their choice

How to enter: 
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Rules:
This giveaway is open to residents of USA & CANADA and will end on February 9, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

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Auqakuh (Rae T.) said...

I would choose the Hot Wheels™ ZipBin® Wheelie PlayPack.
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melody-mae said...

I really love the dinosaur medium play set...I have a two year old grandson who would love this but I truly like the mini farm one too...since we live on a dairy that would be fun

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I like the lego city zip bin.

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I would get the ZipBin® Dinosaur Medium Play Set - what a great idea!

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Lori S said...

I'd like the small town toy-box and playmat. Perfect for all the little cars!

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I would love the zipbin fairy castle.

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LOVE IT! I would pick the farm one. these are awesome! thanks!
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Terri said...

I would choose the Farm, I think. But I really love the small town one, too!

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Selmada said...

I would actually pick the same one you did. Any of these would be so useful, but we just started into duplo at Christmas and its already starting to take over. Birthdays will be coming up soon and, well....

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i like the ZipBin® Fairy Castle
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Sewing-Chick said...

Oooo, the farm :)

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love love love this concept! i would choose a ZipBin® Dollhouse PlayPack!

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I would choose the Dollhouse! Very cute for my daughter!
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I'd choose the fairy castle zip bin if I won. Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

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shannon thompson said...

after looking at all the zip bins i would have to go with the same one u got Large Lego Duplo ZipBin just cause i have a house with toys everywhere and it would be nice to have some organization. plus my little guy loves being in boxes and that one looks good size for him to play in .
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