Toy storage solutions are a must to maintain a clean and orderly home. Avoid the chaos of having toys all over the place with these cool ideas.
Toy Storage Solutions | Reducing Clutter In Your Home
It’s true when they say that when you have kids, your whole world turns topsy-turvy, including your home. Toys scattered all over the place are an occupational hazard of having adorable little ones, so these toy storage solutions definitely come in handy. Try these ideas at home and the only thing you have to worry about is teaching your kids to put their toys back where they got them.
1. Covered Kiddie Car Garage
Your kids will feel like grown ups with this covered kiddie car garage. It can also serve as an early lesson in parking responsibly — making sure they “park” their car within the boundary. 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
The beauty of this train table is how it can be placed under a bed, making it an easy hack to clean a kid’s room. 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 a 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
Keep your kid’s favorite card games organized by placing them in plastic containers. You can even use the game’s original paper packaging as the label of the plastic container.
8. Dice Tin
Avoid losing dice by storing them in a mint tin can. Simply clean your used tin can, and pop the dice in. If you’d like, you could also decorate the tin can with a piece of wrapping paper.
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
This stuffed animal swing idea is a genius idea! Don’t forget to tie knots both above and under the swing seats. Doing so will prevent the seats from falling out of place.
11. Hidden Storage Bins
These hidden storage bins can be attached to any table in your kid’s room. The secret lies in sticking velcro to your table’s underside and attaching the other velcro piece to your fabric bags.
12. Ikea Bins
The trick to utilizing these Ikea bins is to properly label each one. 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 Toys Storage
Store your kid’s favorite outdoor toys in buckets you can leave in the garage. If you don’t have stainless buckets, plastic ones will do just as well.
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
Are your kids obsessed with their bathroom toys? Keep everything organized with this shower toy caddy. Would you believe it’s only made from a metal hanging fruit basket?
16. Rolling Under Bed Wood Storage Cart
Just like the train table mentioned earlier, another way you can take advantage of your kid’s under bed storage is to place a 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
What I love about these clear storage bags is how they have drawstring closures on the top, making it less likely for toys to spill over. 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
Make a wooden crate more child-friendly by lining it with fabric on the inside. The best part is you can simply attach the fabric in with the help of upholstery tacks.
20. 5-Minute Rolling Storage
It’ll only take you 5-minutes to make this rolling storage project. Drilling isn’t even required because all you’ll need to attach the casters to the wire basket is a case of zipping ties.
21. Bird Nest
Give your kid’s room a DIY bird’s nest with this toy storage solution idea. All you’ll need are some tulle, wire hooks, ribbon, and a few rubber bands. That’s it!
22. Stuffed Animal Zoo
Keep all your kid’s stuffed animals enclosed in a DIY zoo. Avoid accidents by always maintaining adult supervision and making sure your kids don’t climb on this piece of DIY furniture.
23. Puzzle Pieces Organization
Is your kid a fan of puzzles? Keep everything neatly stored by placing each puzzle in a zip pouch. This hack makes for a nifty travel idea as well.
24. Toy Figures Organizer
Turn a shoe organizer into a home for your kid’s toy figures. This DIY hack is so simple, I can’t believe I didn’t think of this idea sooner!
25. Toy Canopy
Want to know more toy storage solutions? Press play on the video below to see ways for storing your kid’s toys in the living room:
Parents, 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 in May 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.