The 15 Best Toy Storage and Organization Hacks on the Internet | Working Mother

The 15 Best Toy Storage and Organization Hacks on the Internet

Tidy up your tot's toys with these genius space-saving solutions.

If you’ve been binge-watching Tidying Up With Marie Kondo and feel a burning need to declutter and organize your home from top to bottom, I have a suggestion: Start with your kid’s toys. As a mom to a 3-year-old, I can attest: Being a parent means owning piles and piles and piles of toys. The only way to prevent yourself from cleaning them constantly—or just living amongst the junk—is to create a smart storage system. Thankfully, there are plenty of mom bloggers out there who’ve come up with genius ways to store their kids' toys and keep clutter to a minimum. Here are some of our favorite toy storage hacks on the Internet:

Use underbed shoe storage to hold dolls and their (many!) accessories.

underbed doll organizer

Vertical storage can take up valuable space, so this is a perfect solution if you don't have any.

serenitynowblog.com

Just tuck all of the doll's designer duds and accessories into shoe boxes and other containers, put them in an underbed shoe bin, and push it out of sight. Via Serenity Now

Use every square inch of space with these corner rope shelves.

corner rope shelves

Gives new meaning to "tucked in the corner."

honeybearlane.com

Yes, these shelves require a bit of elbow grease to build, but the payoff is pretty impressive: a nice-looking way to store toys even in the unused corners of the room. Via Honeybear Lane

Stack board games with a closet organizer.

board game closet organizer

Spend more time playing Monopoly instead of trying to find it.

joyfulhomemaking.com

If your board games are shoved in five different places, try storing them vertically in one spot using a a closet organizer. Via Joyful Homemaking

Organize your play kitchen with wire hanging baskets.

playroom wire baskets

A stylish way to keep it looking neat.

hellobabybrown.com

If your kid's play kitchen is better stocked than your local grocery store, then it's time to invest in storage. Wire baskets look exactly like something you'd find at the supermarket, and, hey, you can repurpose them in the kitchen when the kids are older. Via Hello, Baby Brown

bean bag storage

Stuff a bean bag with plush animals instead.

A little lumpy, but it works!

cometogetherkids.com

You can purchase one online, or just rip up an old bean bag, fill it with stuffed animals and safety pin it back together. Either way, you've got storage that doubles as a comfy place for your kids to crash. Via Come Together Kids

Store Barbies in an over-the-door shoe organizer.

barbie organizer

This way you know at a glance how many Barbies you already have—and which ones can be sent to the big Barbie DreamHouse in the sky.

agirlandagluegun.com

Over-the-door shoe organizers are the perfect place for Barbie to hang out with her friends. Via A Girl & A Glue Gun

Create a DIY train table and storage system using IKEA finds.

ikea hack train table with storage

You can whip this up in just a few minutes using an electric drill and six screws.

thecrazycraftlady.com

Even if you're allergic to DIY projects, this train table and storage system is super simple to create using just a few pieces from IKEA. Via The Crazy Craft Lady

Combine Command Hooks and baskets for the most budget-friendly storage solution ever.

storage baskets

These bright baskets were purchased at the Dollar Store.

lambertslately.com

Here's an idea that will only cost you a few bucks: Hang bargain-store baskets on Command Hooks, and you've got vertical storage you can easily take down any time. Via Lamberts Lately

Turn crates into a bright bookshelf.

create bookshelf

An inexpensive way to get a custom look.

crazylittleprojects.com

Just spray paint unfinished wooden crates whatever you like, screw them together and voila, you've got a show-stopping way to store toys and books. Via Crazy Little Projects

Use a hobby box to store tiny LEGO pieces.

LEGO storage

Bonus: You won't step on them anymore.

childhood101.com

You could just shove all the tiny LEGO pieces in one box and hope your kid will hunt for them one by one (yeah, right), or you can use a hobby box to keep tiny pieces compartmentalized for easy building. Via Childhood 101

Hide toys with a cute curtain.

hide toys with a curtain

Now you see them, now you don't.

plumberrypie.blogspot.com

If you need to store toys in the living room, but plastic bins don't really mesh with your decor, try this clever trick for hiding bookshelves with a pretty curtain. Via Plumberry Pie

Use a cube storage system to take advantage of bottom-of-the-closet space.

cube storage closet

There's nothing to hide in this closet.

twotwentyone.net

Cube storage systems are an organizer's dream: They're modular and match pretty much any decor, so you can move them from room to room as needed. Here, they are a perfect way to stylishly fill out the bottom of your kid's closet. Ikea, Walmart and Target all carry versions. Via Two Twenty One

Turn toy cars into wall art.

cars wall art

Get them off the floor and onto a rainbow-themed display.

aloandbeholdlife.com

You can DIY a display or just purchase it outright. Or, you can use a variety of other ways to let your kid show off her cars: on a bookshelf ledge, or using magnetic strips. Via A Lo and Behold Life

Turn IKEA spice racks into a book display.

spice rack bookshelf

Who needs a pricey bookshelf?

thesweetestdigs.com

With a little spray paint in the color of your choice, these $5 spice racks from IKEA are a perfect way to store books. Via The Sweetest Digs

Hang Nerf guns and lightsabers on a peg board.

CIY nerf gun storage

Let the games begin.

inspirationmadesimple.com

Hang all the faux weapons on a peg board, so your little one can quickly get ready for battle. Via Inspiration Made Simple

Latest


More Stories


Videos