Finding an appropriate way to store your child's toys seems like a never-ending problem. You might spend an afternoon piling everything into a toy box, only to come back 20 minutes later and find that your children have emptied it all over again, in search of something all the way at the bottom.
So, are you doomed to live in a cluttered and disorganized space simply because there are children (and their toys) in the house? Or could there be a better way?
I went out to some of my trusty mommy blogs and DIY pages in search of clever, unexpected, and really stylish toy storage solutions, and boy are there some real winners out there!
I've assembled all of my favorites, and I'm so excited to share them with you. Indoor toys, outdoor toys, tub toys, magnetic toys... There is a solution to anything and everything.
You're guaranteed to get some good ideas from this list. Happy planning!
Once your child is into dolls, you can expect the collection to grow exponentially. It can be a real challenge keeping the dolls organized, or easily within reach.
This blogger used an over-the-door shoe storage solution. Easy, inexpensive, and highly practical. Visit source...
Game Board Storage Art
This is brilliant! Board games can take up a lot of space, but not if you turn them into wall art.
By framing the game board and attaching a bag with the game pieces to the back of the frame, you can store all your games and their pieces as art displays. Visit source...
Organizing Outside Toys
Outdoor toys are especially susceptible to getting lost, broken, or just terribly disorganized.
This mom used a wire rack and several shiny metal buckets (with lids!) As a way to organize chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, sand toys, and everything else for the backyard. Visit source...
”Peek-A-Boo” Toy Sacks
Believe me, there are days where I want to just shove all the toys into bags and call it a day, but then the kids can never find anything.
This mom came up with "peekaboo bags" with clear panels so kids can see what's inside. Problem solved! Visit source...
Drawer To Under Bed Toy Box On Wheels
Another genius under bed storage IKEA hack. This tutorial walks you through how to construct a large wooden IKEA Ben, place it on casters, and paint it up to match your child's room theme . Visit source...
Lego Minifigure Display And Storage
Is there anything more inherently lose-able then Legos? This family has a brilliant workaround for that.
By using an IKEA frame, and clever placement of Lego bricks, they have created wall-mounted Lego mini figure storage. You have to see this one! Visit source...
Matchbox Hotwheels Storage
This is definitely one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" projects.
This family simply attached multiple magnetic strips to their child's playroom wall, and now they can easily store everything from matchbox cars to small metal action figures. So simple, so smart. Visit source...
Bunk Bed Stairs with Storage
Talk about thinking outside the box! This family uses a series of storage cabinets which ascend in height to create a staircase for the upper bunk bed.
Now, their kids have a safer way to get up and down, and a whole lot of storage space. Visit source...
Doll storage can get a bit tricky, especially since dolls come in all shapes and sizes.
This blog will take you through how to construct an under bed storage container which is large enough to accommodate your little one's growing doll collection. Visit source...
DIY Recycled Toy Storage Bin
Looking for something that is both budget and earth friendly? You won't do much better than this: recycle your sturdy paper shopping bags into toy storage bins.
Maybe just a little bit of paint and paste to spruce them up, and you're good to go. Visit source...
Sports Gear Box
If you find yourself constantly picking up sports gear that was left lying just inside your front door, this mom feels your pain, and has a tutorial for how to build the perfect storage box for all those bats, hockey sticks, ice skates, and football pads. Visit source...