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There are tons of toy storage solutions — from bookcases to toy boxes — but what do you do with the mounding collection of stuffed animals? There have to be smarter, more stylish options than an unattainable ceiling net.
And there are.
Jacinda Curtis (who writes for our Baby’s First Year Blog) posted her stuffed animal storage solution over at Prudent Baby, and we dig it. She uses a Crate & Barrel wire hamper ($20) so that her kids can pull out their favorite loveies from the sides without dumping the entire thing. Find more ideas from Jacinda and our own Jaime over at Prudent Baby.
You can find a similar galvanized tub on Amazon for $33.
For you DIY moms out there, HGTV posted an interesting make-your-own stuffed animal storage pouch in the shape of your child’s favorite animal.
Find directions on how to make this stuffed animal pouch over at HGTV.com.
We saw another smart handmade storage idea over at Ohdeedoh for kids who can’t stuff their precious babies in a bag:
Nancy at Dabbled and her handy husband bought an Ikea Kritter bed, but her 3 year old didn’t need a full-size mattress yet. So they simply used a crib-size mattress and built that smart stuffed animal compartment at the end of the bed. Love it!
For those with an ungodly number of stuffed animals…
Boon makes stuffed animal storage seats in three different sizes and styles, which your kids can stuff full and then lounge out on. Of course some imaginative children might be horrified that their best friends are smooshed against a mesh panel, but most won’t mind another cool piece of kid furniture to hang out on. (Find these Boon Animal Bags on Amazon for $44.95 – $73.33.)
But if you prefer more classic oversized bins, our favorite storage bins are at 3 Sprouts:
These 3 Sprouts canvas storage bins ($39.99) are some of the most durable, adorable storage solutions out there. Your kids will have to rummage through it, of course, but at least you can throw in whatever toys are lying around.