Clever Storage Solutions for Children’s Items

Clever Storage Solutions for Children’s Items

Babies and children come with a plethora of things from toys to hair accessories. Properly storing these necessities is a must to reduce the amount of clutter and disarray in your home. With organization being at the forefront of the new year, one of the major solutions to conquering the problem of clutter is to make sure that every item has a dedicated home. Once there is a dedicated storage location for your necessities make sure to get everyone in the family onboard to help maintain the change.

Here are some storage and organizational options for storing those necessary evils that come with having a family. We've got ideas that are super cheap and require a bit of work and options to buy your way to organization. 

Related: Options for donating storing and selling old toys

Five Clever Storage Ideas for Toys

Let's start with some DIY solutions. These are ideas that are pretty quick fixes and won't cost a lot of money. We've added shopping links for Amazon on a few, and they are affiliate links.

1. Mason Jars

These glass jars once used for canning make great decor statements when used to store hair accessories or other small items. Add a chalk label and put those hair bows and other accessories on display. No need to break the bank for the fancy ones, your local dollar store may sell them. We like these clear plastic ones we found on Amazon. 

2. Upcycled Cans

Don't be so quick to toss those old cans. A good washing, and a few coats of spray paint make them great containers for storing art utensils, pencils and pens. Get inspired by this hanging bar with hooks for pots and kitchen utensils we found on Amazon.

3. Hanging Shoe Storage

Replace shoes with dolls, toys, flashcards and other small items in over the door shoe storage containers.

4. Deck Planter Storage

Add hanging flower baskets to the side of your deck or sandbox to store outside play toys neatly. These we found on Amazon are great.

5. Dishrack Storage

With the grooves already built in and the cutlery tray attached a dish rack makes perfect storage for coloring or work books. Drop writing utensils in the cutlery dish for convenience.

Creative Toy Storage for Kids

If these ideas are a little too time consuming, we've got some ways to shop your way out of the problem with toy storage.

  1. Book Storage: When it comes to books, put them them low and front-facing is the best way to get kids interested AND help them put things away. I love the clean lines of this one from West Elm. 
  2. Art Cart: This art supply station can go from room to room (thank you wheels!) and holds a ton of supplies. And I love that the side is a mini chalk board. Get it on Potter Barn Kids here.
  3. Storage Baskets: These are great for soft toys like stuffed animals. This cute one also happens to be a mushroom. Get it on Maisonette here.
  4. Truck Organizer: This truck system is great for small items like cars, Legos and small doll accessories. Get it on Amazon here.
  5. Lego Bag: This Swoop lego bag is genius. Just "Swoop-up" the bag with the drawstring cords. Tie closed like you are tying your shoes. Hang on a hook, stow in a bin, store underneath the bed or just leave it on the floor! Get it on Amazon here.
  6. Toy Hammock: For a nursery, I adore this sweet hammock to display favorite stuffed animals. It's not entirely practical, but it sure is sweet. Get it on Etsy here.



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