Toy storage

    This isn’t a question but rather an idea worth sharing.  (I didn’t know where else to put this on the “New” site.)

    We have a collection of toys, many of which have rechargeable batteries.  And we like to keep them close at hand in a night stand next to our bed.  So recently my hubby made a minor modification to our night stand adding a power strip on the back for all the power packs and drilled holes through the back to accommodate all of the charging cords.  So none of this is visible but the inside of the drawers now have all of the cords we need for each of our toys.   Our toys are always fully charged and ready to go.

    Others have likely done similar things but I thought I’d share.

    Fell out of ... Asked on April 24, 2019 in Activities & Items .

    Nice touch!

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      DW tried toys but didn’t really enjoy them. I did but we still got rid of them 🙂

      Double bed Answered on April 25, 2019.
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        We use a old pleather briefcase. It has plenty of storage and it closes and locks. A simple thumb code and the treasure box is open. We put the briefcase in bottom of nightstand and noone knows any thing is odd about it. I have drilled small slots in back that I can run cords into it but I don’t like leaving anything plugged in for fear of a fire. I just usually plug in beside the bed at night and restore in case in morning.

        I also gave my brother and my best friend the same message. If something happens to me and DW just go to my room grab briefcase and destroy it privately. Hate for other family members to find out our kinky dark games!

        Queen bed Answered on April 25, 2019.

        So all of our rechargeable toys use charging packs similar to our cell phones.  I don’t worry about those being plugged in and causing a fire but maybe I should.  In our case, all of the charging packs (transformer) are on the outside (back) of the nightstand.  Some have little lights that can be distracting so my DH put black electrical tape over them.

        I guess we figure that if something happens to DH and me, our friends and relatives will know that at least we had a good time together 🙂

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          Great idea!  We just don’t have any drawers. :/

          Under the stars Answered on April 24, 2019.
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            Very good idea.

            Might have to see if we can do that here.

            Is it a problem keeping track of which cord goes with which toy? How does that work?

            Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on April 24, 2019.

            In general, we found that the toys we have can be connected to their respective charger all the time you’re not using them.  So we just leave them plugged in or on the charging stand.  And most toys either use USB connectors or the small round plugs and also most use 5V so even mixing them us doesn’t hurt anything.  We rarely use more than two at a time so we haven’t had any problems with the right connector into the right toy.  Hope that helps . . .

            on April 25, 2019.

            Yes, that was helpful. I appreciate that.

            Sounds like we need more modern toys! LOL!

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              My wife and I only started using toys in recent months. We just never thought of using such devices, but it is a great change. The more I research, the more I see that couples using toys is really very common (and not wrong).
              We store ours in a metal box with a key lock. We have wondered about what would happen if people found the box and smashed it open…
              The charging option described sounds great, but I wonder if batteries are easier?

              Twin bed Answered on April 27, 2019.
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                It’s worth thinking about who will find them when you are gone.  When my Grandpa died and we cleaned out his house we found a very old, electric vibrator. It had multiple heads and was actually kind of scary looking. I don’t know whether he and Grandma didn’t care for it and just stashed it because they never threw anything away or if they kept it for all the fond memories, but it was a little weird to have the whole family standing around it (first momentarily trying to figure out what it was, then) contemplating our dearly departed in their most private moments!

                On the floor Answered on April 27, 2019.
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                  I agree, but cannot help wonder that toys might be so very common these days and maybe it wouldn’t shock people like we think it would?

                  Twin bed Answered on April 27, 2019.
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                    Our oldest, who is now married but wasn’t at the time, got his shock factor in when he was shopping on his dads Amazon account and saw “suggested items” because of past purchases.  😯  He and his wife enjoy their own toys now and we have had discussions about them more than once.

                    Under the stars Answered on April 27, 2019.
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