Kids and their toys – They want lots of them and they want to be able to have access to them at any given moment. As a parent, finding the balance of keeping the room clean while still allowing the opportunity to play can be tricky. The following are some ideas that you can utilize to keep everything in its place in a way that kids will be sure to love. You’ll maintain your peace of mind with these useful tips and DIY tricks for toy storage.
1. Colorful Cubes
One of the easiest forms of storage and organization – cube shelving. This shelving unit can be filled to your liking. Change out the colors of the various drawers and let the kids decide which toys belong where. This is almost like a real-life puzzle and it makes for an attractive and functional way to keep any messes at bay.
2. Under the Bed
No monsters allowed here! Almost every bed has the potential to become a source for extra storage space. These drawers add a nice touch to any kids’ bedroom while keeping toys easily accessible. Using this under-bed storage helps to keep toys off of the floor or other surface areas. They can be especially useful in shared bedrooms, giving your kids their own drawers to organize and maintain.
3. Garage on Display
This is a cute and fun way to store any auto collection. Organize them by color and style, making for something that nearly resembles art. Your kids will love being able to see their entire garage on display and it will encourage clean up. Simple wooden planks and dowels can be used to create this display. Paint them to your liking or leave them plain for a natural look. As the collection grows, you can always add additional shelving.
4. Leggo Labels
A DIY for your little Da Vinci! Any time a package of Leggos is purchased, that is 25-100 extra pieces of toys to store. With a label maker, label a set of drawers with different colors. Putting the pieces into their respective places creates a game within itself when your kids choose to build their latest creation. No more stepping on small pieces in the middle of the night that have been left on the floor.
5. The Zookeeper
Just what every kid wants, the opportunity to be their very own zookeeper. Stuffed animals tend to multiply, and there is a point where bed space just can’t hold them all anymore. Try placing them all in one area, a makeshift display cage. Your kids will be responsible for keeping the animals in the zoo (and taking them out during feeding time).
6. Peg Board
This peg board DIY is a storage haven! Using this simple and inexpensive way to organize toys, your kids can choose a layout for the various items to be stored. Items can be hung from pegs and even shelving can be supported. This is a great way to prevent yourself from putting unnecessary holes in the wall or using bulky shelving units that take up too much space.
7. Little Library
For all of those books and magazines, create your very own library for your kids. A fun trick for this DIY is using rain gutters! The will hold the books in place efficiently without taking up a ton of space. Add a few small rugs or even chairs to create a reading zone that your kid won’t want to leave. This library can become a great space for times when quiet play is ideal.
8. Floating Shelves
Want to eliminate clutter and have a wall to work with? Try out this floating shelving idea! This ultra functional and easily customizable way to store toys will be sure to keep the mess to a minimum while keeping your kids happy. They will be able to make an easy selection when it comes to playtime and clean up will be a breeze.
9. Doll Closet
Have a large doll collection and don’t want the doll clothes to get lost in the depths of your kids’ regular closet? Check out this fun doll closet! Use clothespins and yarn to ensure that every single one of Barbie’s outfits has a storage place of its own. Small drawer units can be used to store the actual dolls themsleves.
10. Dangling Baskets
This is a truly unique and totally awesome DIY! Lever and pulley systems that hold storage baskets in the air will be sure to fascinate your kids and add a cool element to the room. Floating storage is always great because items will be kept off the floor and out of the way. Pull the baskets down during play time and reel them in when you need to clean up.