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Making It Fun To Be Neat

LegoCityIs your playroom cluttered with blocks, LEGO toys, cars, and trains?  While you could spend your precious free time organizing, a better strategy is to inspire your children to clean up their own toys.  Purchasing the right storage solutions makes the job easier.

One of my favorite products is the ZipBin, a combination toy and organizational product. ZipBins convert between play mats and storage bins in a zip (sorry…I couldn’t resist the pun).  We have the LEGO City ZipBin. When zipped up, it forms a medium-sized storage bin in bright primary colors– perfect for storing LEGOS or blocks.

When its time to play, simply unzip all four sides of the bin to create a city playscape complete with roads, a parking lot, a construction site and railroad track. The playscape will inspire hours of imaginative play with cars, trains and LEGOs. But when playtime is over, cleaning up takes just moments. Just zip up the four sides to create a bin and pop on the lid.

ZipBin offers several sizes and designs to fit your child’s interests. For little car and train lovers, there’s a Road & Rail Set, but there are ZipBins for organizing Dinosaur and Doll collections as well. Best of all, ZipBins sell for $25 or less. I found the LEGO City ZipBin for $17 online.

WANT IT:  Buy the LEGO City ZipBin at your local specialty toy store. Click here to find a store near you. Or visit

WIN IT: ZipBin is giving away one  LEGO City ZipBin to a  Mamanista reader.

  • Required Entry: Please visit and leave us a comment on this post telling us the name of your favorite ZipBin product.
  • Additional Entries (up to three): You can receive up to three additional entries by linking to and/or sharing our Hottest Holiday Toys Guide (see rules at the bottom of the guide) and leaving separate comments on this post for each mode of entry.

Contest on ends December 4, 11:59 PM EST. Open to U.S. Shipping Only.

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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