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Toy Storage: 21 Great Ways To Cut Kid Clutter

What is it about toys? They seem to multiply like crazy every time you turn your back! : ) It’s always helpful to find new ways to cut down on the kid clutter and add some organization. Click through the gallery for 21 great ideas below!


  • Book Storage 1 of 21
    Book Storage
    Lots of great storage ideas using crates! Cut them in half and mount to the wall for book and magazine storage.
    via I Heart Organizing
  • Rolling Storage 2 of 21
    Rolling Storage
    Add some casters to wooden boxes or crates for some rolling storage that can be easily stashed away.
    spotted on HGTV
  • Cool Bucket Storage 3 of 21
    Cool Bucket Storage
    Create a cool and functional pyramid of storage by connecting buckets together with zip ties.
    details from Grosgrain Fabulous
  • Add Drawers To Your Bookcase 4 of 21
    Add Drawers To Your Bookcase
    Adding drawers to your bookshelves is a unique way to provide a place for those little knicknacks that often get misplaced.
    via HGTV
  • Photo Labeled Bins 5 of 21
    Photo Labeled Bins
    I've referenced this cool storage idea before, but adding the bins underneath with clever labels for each is a great idea.
    details from I Heart Organizing
  • Lego Storage 6 of 21
    Lego Storage
    This blog is FULL of good ideas like this one for color coordinated lego storage using an IKEA Trofast system.
    more from I Heart Organizing
  • Playing Card Storage 7 of 21
    Playing Card Storage
    Figuring out how to store games is always a tough task. Here's a great way to manage those pesky card games.
    details here from Jazzie and Tahlia
  • Storage Boxes 8 of 21
    Storage Boxes
    Tuck away hair clips, jewelry or art supplies, or even matchbox cars in these handy boxes.
    great tip from HGTV
  • Magnetic Knife Holder For Matchbox Cars 9 of 21
    Magnetic Knife Holder For Matchbox Cars
    Such a smart idea! You can find those magnetic strips at IKEA.
    via Style Files
  • Tote Bag With Peek-a-boo Window 10 of 21
    Tote Bag With Peek-a-boo Window
    Here's a great tutorial on how to make your very own peek-a-boo storage sack.
    details here from Make It Perfect
  • Cookie Jar For Crayon And Small Toy Storage 11 of 21
    Cookie Jar For Crayon And Small Toy Storage
    Keeping track of crayons and other small toys can be such a hassle. Stash them away in glass cookie jar containers for easy accessibility.
    via HGTV
  • Baskets 12 of 21
    Baskets
    You can nest these handy baskets or keep things under cover with the included lid. Out of sight, out of mind!
    purchase for $49 from Land of Nod
  • More Baskets! 13 of 21
    More Baskets!
    Great for the nursery or toy room. Bonus, these ones are totally washable!
    $18 from Baffin Bags
  • Ladder Time 14 of 21
    Ladder Time
    Anchor a small ladder to add for some unique storage opportunities like this.
    via Family Living
  • Lidded Glass Containers 15 of 21
    Lidded Glass Containers
    Large glass containers like these are easy to find (IKEA!) and so handy for storing smaller toys and supplies that can be kept on a shelf or desk.
    via Mom Trends
  • Hanging Fabric Baskets 16 of 21
    Hanging Fabric Baskets
    Colorful fabrics add some fun to this clever storage idea.
    full tutorial from The Mother Huddle
  • Outdoor Toy Storage 17 of 21
    Outdoor Toy Storage
    I hate tripping over broken chalk, loose balls and discarded trucks. Make a place for those kinds of things with these handy buckets.
    more details from Apartment Therapy here
  • Interactive Play Chest 18 of 21
    Interactive Play Chest
    Make a boring play chest into a fun toy with this great tutorial.
    find out more from B. Kids
  • Over Door Storage 19 of 21
    Over Door Storage
    Those plastic over-door shoe organizers have so many other fabulous uses. Those pockets are perfect for action figures.
    via Organize Your Stuff
  • Stuffed Animal Storage 20 of 21
    Stuffed Animal Storage
    Corral those crazy stuffed animals in an oversized wire basket like this one.
    spotted at Prudent Baby
  • Mason Jar 21 of 21
    Mason Jar
    Dress up an average Mason jar lid like this and use them to store all sorts of tiny trinkets.
    via Storage Geek

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