Toy Storage Ideas To Keep Your Children Happy And Safe

Toy storage ideas can save your life. Taking care of your child’s toys is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. There is a multitude of ways you preserve your child’s toys. 

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Toys are important as they impact your child’s development. It only makes sense that you should take care of them, and the best way possible. If you’re looking for need large toy storage solutions, let us help you.

Best Toy Storage Solutions For Your Child

Here are the best toy storage options for your child’s toys. Each idea was selected and approved by our team of experts.

Dedicated Playroom Storage

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There are many toy storage ideas to consider. We’ll start with this wooden toy box which is a cool idea. Check out the tutorial to learn more about this project.

Toy Organizers

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The best way to keep your toys organized is to store them in one place. As cool as a treasure chest may be, no way to organize its contents easily. However, check out this rainbow wooden dresser. Believe it or not, you can craft this thing from scratch. 

Toy Organizers

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This toy storage system incorporates three separate compartments: a large and deep storage box at the bottom, a medium-sized one above it, and a small shelf at the top. Find out more about this project on lostinvogue.

Easy Access Toy Storage

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You can store them as a collection in a toy storage crate just like the one we found on walnuthollowcrafs. To make something like this you need a large rustic crate, a PVC pipe cut into segments acrylic paint in bright colors, chalk paint, a saw, sandpaper, and adhesive.

Toy Storage Baskets

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This toy storage idea from hometalk is meant for pet toys but it’s cute and practical enough to work for kids too. The idea is to use a metal basket and hang it on a wall at a comfortable height. You could line the interior of the basket with fabric or you can just leave it like that if you like the look. Also, metal baskets aren’t your only option so be creative.

Small Spaces

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When working with limited space, don’t forget about the area underneath your bed. Toy organizing idea if you don’t want to waste floor space with boxes and cabinets is to have some crates stored under the bed, assuming there’s enough space in there. We recommend these boxes from krusesworkshop because they have casters and they’re easy to roll around. 

Storage Boxes

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Whether there’s enough space under the bed or not isn’t important because a toy box can be kept anywhere, especially if you install casters so it can be dragged around with ease. The easiest option would be to take a ready made crate and put casters on it. If you want something custom-made you could make a box out of reclaimed pallet boards, as shown on glassslipperrestorations.

Wood Crates

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Speaking of crates, here’s a great option for kid’s toys and stuffed animals. There’s actually more than one way to use them. If the goal is to use them for storage or organization, you might want to try the idea shared on upcyclethat suggests you can paint the crates in funky colors and then organize them vertically to create modular shelving units. Mix and match several colors and consider using different crate sizes.

Toy Storage Shelves

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This project from ohohblog features crates, but with this example, they’re the same color and they’re organized in a grid and container within a wooden frame. You can make this unit as big as you want depending on how many toys you need to store and what crates you have.

Shelving For Small Toys

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Here’s a great option for our child’s smaller toys. If your child likes race cars, you might as well come up with a nice way to display them, like this matchbox car garage featured on aloandbeholdlife

Rustic Toy Storage

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There’s no point in choosing tall storage cabinets or shelves mounted high on walls because kids can’t reach them. In this case, consider a short unit, like this one featured on themerrythought. It’s a unit composed of three stacked bins. They can be used for the storage of toys but also for things like books, clothes, and other stuff.

Small Toy Bin

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Storing toys in one place is practical but also important to micro-manage the system. What we mean is that small storage boxes are useful. How about a twine-wrapped storage box? The one featured on allparenting will inspire you.

Small Bag Toy Storage

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Wooden crates and boxes are good toy storage options but have a big disadvantage in that they’re rigid or heavy. That’s where fabric baskets shine. Want to know how you can make fabric storage baskets chic like these? Check out makeit-loveit.

Hanging Toy Bags

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Since we’re talking about fabric baskets, check out how cute these toy bags are. We found them on craftmehappy. They’re designed to be hung and they have a cute and cuddly design plus you can customize them with little details like beads, felt flowers, and other things.

Open Toy Shelving

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When your toy collection is huge, one bag isn’t helpful. In that case, you might want to think about organizing a closet space with shelves, bins, and crates where all the toys can be organized and stored. 

Toy Organization Shelves

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Some toys are better off staying in a box while others deserve to be displayed on a shelf. You can combine these two strategies to ensure a clean and organized room that also has plenty of character. This room decor featured on Irideeen can be your source of inspiration.

Toy Box Design Ideas

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A similar idea is to organize all the toys inside a shelving unit with open cubbies and shelves. This is a set of several modules set side by side and stacked together. They’re used in combination with fabric baskets and some of the cubbies are used as display areas. There are also storage bins at the bottom.

Clever Toy Storage

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If you’re handy with a crochet hook, you could have fun making a hanging basket for toys. You can hang it in one of the corners of the room and this way you’d also be putting a dead space to good use. You can find detailed instructions regarding how to crochet the basket and this type of yarn to use on rickmania.

Shoe Racks

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Some toys are more challenging than others when it comes to finding the best storage idea. Luckily, someone thought this through and you can find a series of great storage ideas on blogmamasmodernas

Toy Storage Cubbies

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Storage cubbies are practical not for toys but for almost everything you can imagine. If you decide to build a unit, you could choose the dimensions so it fits the room. Check out the toy storage design at thehandmadehome

Stylish Toy Storage For Living Room

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This contemporary playroom is cool in many ways, however, the unit can be used as a bench or table. Each of those six cubbies can hold a fabric basket. It’s a great way to save space and keep the room neat and organized.

Toy Storage Furniture For Living Room

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A tall toy storage unit can be a good option. Although kids can’t reach the upper shelves, they can be used for toys or for other items meant to be displayed.

Boy’s Toy Room Organizer

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In addition to an entire wall of open cubbies for toys and other things, this playroom also has a bench next to the window and wooden crates on casters under the seat. These crates are for storing and organizing bigger toys while everything else can be kept on the shelves.

Toy Box Flooring

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As you can see, the floor serves as a toy storage space. Organizing a small playroom is smarter than you might think. While it’s great to use the space as an office and a playroom to save space, there’s also the issue of safety. 

Classroom Storage Idea

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Here’s an idea for children who are just starting the first grade. There comes a point in a child’s life when things start to get complicated and the room which used to only have a bunch of toys scattered across the space gets to include a desk and other education-oriented elements. 

Cheap Toy Shelves

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It can be a lot of fun to mix and match various different storage strategies not just when it comes to toys but in general. It combined open shelves and cubbies with drawers and it looks fresh and playful which is exactly what this space needs.

Game Room Storage

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A practical combo is to have both open and storage compartments in a space so you can conceal certain items and display others. When it comes to toys, open shelves and cubbies are great for collectibles or for those items which are used on a daily basis. This room, for instance, has a pretty well-balanced design.

Toy Room Container Organizer

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There’s a lot going on in this playroom. First of all, we love the cubbies and the fact that they feature alternating colors as well as the fact that they cover two adjacent walls and make the corners useful. Also, isn’t it cool how the gray frame makes the cubbies appear to be floating? Once more, this is a Eisnerdesign idea.

Bunk Bed Toy Storage

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Not all kids’ bedrooms and playrooms are colorful but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun or enjoyable. Check out this industrial-looking bedroom from Sarahgreenman for instance. The only source of color comes from the toys stored in metal buckets by the bunk beds.

Hallway Toy Storage

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This attic hallway/playroom has toy storage nooks built right into the walls. They frame a cozy window seating nook and they help keep the space clean and organized. They also look interesting so that’s another plus.

Toy Basket Storage

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This example almost looks grown-up even though it’s a kid’s room. Those toy shelves really cheer up the design. The glass ones are cool but those slender openings for board games and books are great too.

Cubby Toy Storage

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Not all toy storage ideas have to do with a room. In this example from Arkintilt, the cubbies are linked to an area of a room, in this case, the windows. In this setting, the windows form a nice nook and the bench makes the space cozy. 

Plastic Toy Storage Containers

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To make it easier to find a toy, store everything in clear plastic containers. You can also label them to make it easier to organize everything. Color-coded labels can be fun too. 

Toy Island Storage

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A kitchen isn’t the only space that can have an island. Looking for a way to make the decor fun while keeping it simple and stylish? Check out these asymmetric shelves that form a geometric installation on the wall, being framed by two closets.

Color Theme Toy Room

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It’s up to you to find the best toy storage that suits your needs. In some cases, boxes might solve the problem, in other cases, a large cabinet would do the trick, but a combo is the best option. 

Ottoman Toy Storage

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It’s impossible to keep every toy in the playroom. You’ll need to think of ways to store toys in your living room. Perhaps you’d like an ottoman with a hollow interior that can be used for storage. Just lift up the top to reveal the treasures inside.

Under Stair Toy Storage

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You could also find room in the foyer for a few toys. Also, you could keep them in baskets or boxes and they can be stored on shelves. It depends on how much space you have and your furniture. 

Hanging Toy Baskets

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Making a kids’ room look fun and playful is easy, when working with colors. The wall itself can have a funky color. Anyway, what we wanted to show you were these box shelves from Allenpattersonresidential.

Open Shelving 

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You’d think that storing toys with open shelves would make a room look messy or cluttered but that’s not true, and we can prove it with this example from Davidrausch

Wall Storage Organizer

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In addition to being a great toy organizer, this wall unit featured on Paularcherdesign is also cool because of its fold-down desks. They’re similar to drop-leaf tables and they don’t take up any space when they’re not in use.

Custom Storage Basket

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There are many great toy storage ideas to consider and using baskets is one of the best options. We love it because there are ways to customize the baskets, starting with the type of basket you choose to use. Check out the baskets for this project featured at studio-mcgee

Activity Table Storage

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There’s one more idea that we’d like to add to the list at this point: an activity table. It’s a nice addition to a playroom or to a child’s bedroom and it can be useful in many different ways, including for storing toys. The idea comes from thecrazycraftlady and that’s also where you can find detailed instructions on how to make a similar table.

Toy Storage On Wheels

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Remember when we said you can store toys under the bed? Well here’s how you can use a bin to make that easier: check IKEA and find one of these wire storage bins, put casters on it (you can use zip ties for that), and roll it under the bed. Check out heatherednest for more details.

Homemade Toy Box

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These stuffed animals don’t look comfortable in this box but, they’re only toys. You can find this toy organizer on etsy. It’s small, easy to use, and versatile.

Ladder Storage Space

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Yes, we know we said it’s not practical to put shelves or storage cubbies too high on the wall because kids can’t reach them. However, what if you added a ladder or some other way of accessing these shelves? If you need inspiration regarding the placement or the design, check out Alairhomes.

Toy Storage Color Organizer

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How about adding color to that toy storage organizer or the cabinet? It has all those drawer fronts and cubby doors in different colors and the open spaces at the top which tone down the funky look but just a little.

Kid’s Play Room Storage

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It might not seem practical to have furniture created for toy storage. Everything could and should be versatile and even modular. A cubby unit or cabinet could hold many things, including toys.

Open Shelving For Legos

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The placement of a toy storage unit is as important as its design or size. One idea is to place a shelving unit at the end of the bed. This Lego storage idea is practical and looks good.

Lego Storage System

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With this example, colorful plastic bins work well. We like how they are organized, which makes them easy to use. They’re perfect for Legos and other toys.  (Yellowstonearchitects)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

What Is The Best Way To Store Doll Clothes? 

Create a storage container that resembles a miniature closet. This will help your child develop their organizational skills. The doll’s clothes will remain separated but in the same container. This storage system also makes it easier to find specific doll clothing items.

Should I Install A Combination Lock On My Child’s Toy Storage Container?

A safety combination lock would help your child understand the value of their toys. It would also be a good way to teach them how to open a combination lock, which is something many children do not learn how to do until they start junior high school.

What Are Some Toy Storage Solutions For Homes Without Climate Control?

It’s best to store toys in hermetically sealed containers. This will ensure that the toys will be protected from humidity and insects. Toy storage options should be moisture resistant. Also, before you store toys away, you’ll need to clean and dry them. This will prevent mildew growth and stop the spread of germs.  

What Is A Quick And Easy DIY Way To Store Stuffed Animals?

Hanging shoe racks are great for stuffed animal storage. Before you put toy animals in a shoe rack, you’ll need to clean it. The best way to clean a shoe rack is with warm water and white vinegar. This would prevent unwanted germs from gathering on the stuffed animals.

Can You Spray Paint A Plastic Toy Box?

If you need to spray paint your child’s plastic toy box, then you must use paint that’s designed to adhere to plastic surfaces. Make sure to apply the paint with even strokes. Also, you’ll need to wait until each coat is dry before applying subsequent coats.

Toy Storage Ideas Conclusion

Toy protection and safety should always be priorities. Whatever you choose, pick the safest option available. Some toy storage solutions might not be safe and could cause injuries. Also, get in the habit of inspecting your child’s toys. When a toy is damaged, see if you can fix it.

It’s important to keep the fun alive. There’s nothing wrong with having as much fun as your child. As one idea, attach cubbies to the walls and paint them different colors. 

While it may seem like an extra chore to take care of your child’s toys, in the long run, your efforts will pay off. Not only will you keep the toys safe and protected, but you’ll also increase their shelf life.