Take these DIY toy storage ideas, solutions, life hacks, and tips and have a safe and clutter-free home!
In this article:
- Covered Kiddie Car Garage
- Toy Chest
- Toy Car Garage
- Customizable Storage Bins
- Under The Bed Train Table
- Hanging Fabric Storage
- Cards Storage for Kids
- Dice Tin
- Mounted Board Games
- Stuffed Animal Swing
- Hidden Storage Bins
- Ikea Bins
- Bucket Outdoor Toy Organizer
- DIY Wood Crate Toy Storage
- Shower Toy Caddy
- Rolling Under Bed Wood Storage Cart
- Clear Storage Bags
- Pickup And Play Mat
- Fabric Lined Toy Box
- 5-Minute Rolling Storage
- Bird Nest
- Stuffed Animal Zoo
- Puzzle Pieces Organization
- Toy Figures Organizer
- Toy Canopy
DIY Toy Storage Life Hacks You Need to Know
1. Covered Kiddie Car Garage
The number of PVC pipes you'll need depends on the number of toy cars your kids have. For this tutorial, 5 pieces measuring 10″ each was used.
2. Toy Chest
Remember to place wood glue first before drilling the screws in for the toy chest. I also recommend adding wheels to the bottom to make it easier to move the toy chest if needed.
3. Toy Car Garage
This toy car “garage” would be great for your kid's old collection of Hot Wheels — those already come with metal bottoms. If however, your kids have the new collections, all you have to do is stick on a thin magnet to the underside of the toy cars.
4. Customizable Storage Bins
I love how these storage bins are fully customizable. Plus, it only uses black masking tape as its DIY stickers. If you can’t find black masking tape, don’t worry. Simply go over your sticker designs with a black Sharpie.
5. Under The Bed Train Table
Just remember to measure out the length of the bed, so you can make sure the table will fit underneath. You can even attach a handle on the side for an easier pull-out.
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6. Hanging Fabric Storage
Have extra fabric left over from a previous sewing project? Why not turn it into hanging fabric storage for your kid’s toys!
Remember to leave a bigger space for the top and bottom seam allowances. You’ll be inserting dowel rods through the top and bottom seam allowances to help your DIY project hang well.
7. Cards Storage for Kids
8. Dice Tin
If you’d like, you could also decorate the tin can with a piece of wrapping paper. One of the most brilliant toy storage solutions!
9. Mounted Board Games
This board game hack allows you to mount your kid’s favorite board games on the wall, making it an extra piece of room decor. Just be sure not to leave too much room around the board’s borders to have a snug fit.
10. Stuffed Animal Swing
11. Hidden Storage Bins
12. Ikea Bins
Divide your kid's toys into different categories such as the brands they come from. That way, you keep like products together and keep complete sets.
13. Bucket Outdoor Toy Organizer
This is one of the best toy organization ideas around.
14. DIY Wood Crate Toy Storage
This wood crate storage can hold more than just toys. You can even fill some of the cubbyholes with your kid’s favorite books and coloring materials, making this project a great way to keep a room clutter-free.
15. Shower Toy Caddy
Would you believe it’s only made from a metal hanging fruit basket?
16. Rolling Under Bed Wood Storage Cart
If you have siblings sharing a room, you can even give them a storage cart each. Just don’t forget to stick labels on to avoid any fights.
17. Clear Storage Bags
Need help attaching the pull string inside the top casing? Attach a pin to one end and use that to help get your string through to the other end.
18. Pickup And Play Mat
Clean up becomes so much easier with this pickup and play-mat. Remember to choose a sturdy fabric for this DIY project to make it resistant to any wear-and-tear that will inevitably happen along the way.
19. Fabric Lined Toy Box
20. 5-Minute Rolling Storage
21. Bird Nest
22. Stuffed Animal Zoo
23. Puzzle Pieces Organization
24. Toy Figures Organizer
25. Toy Canopy
Want to know more toy storage solutions? Press play on this video by A Happy Girl's Home to see ways for storing your kid’s toys in the living room:
Mom and Dads, I sure hope you don’t forget to instill the habit of cleaning up to your kids. Teaching them the value of respecting these toy storage solutions will work wonders in their years to come.
Which of these toy storage solutions will you be trying soon? Let us know in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 4, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.