use outdoor planters from lowes- spray paint and you have storage- a place for all the stuffed animals or books! (going tomorrow to buy!) Lolly Jane- Craft tutorials & DIY home decor: Toddler Bedroom Makeover [REVEAL]
Keep fruit off the counter. Find a nice wire basket at a discount or office supply store and hang it at the end of an upper cabinet near your kitchen sink. Maybe a little bigger wire basket for potatoes and onions?