How To Plan Toy Storage Like A Designer

Time Several Hours

Budget $ $$$

Skill Level

WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on May 17, 2018

It’s a universal truth: with little ones, comes toys. Lots of toys. Sometimes… lots and lots of toys. Do you feel like you’re drowning in dolls, trucks, and Legos? It doesn’t have to be this way — we’re here to help. Read on for our favorite toy storage solutions and reclaim some of that floor space from Mickey and Barbie.

Keep toys out of sight.

Cabinets, storage benches / ottomans, toy chests… out of sight, out of mind, right? Large closed storage like these are easy enough for little hands to help out with clean up time. If space is at a premium, double duty pieces like storage benches and ottomans offer add’l seating opportunities in addition to storage.

Keep toys organized.

For lightweight, bulky toys like stuffed animals, a repurposed laundry hamper or tall basket is a great option! In shelving units / cubby units, fabric covered bins create soft “drawers” that can help you keep smaller toys organized.

Keep toys off the floor.

Wall mounted storage is an obvious choice for books, but also consider using wall mounted hooks for costumes / dress up. Wall shelves are great for pieces that you may not necessarily need out and about every day like collectibles and smaller figurines. An over-the-door shoe storage can also be a great organizational tool for smaller accessories.
Ready to bring some toy storage solutions to your own space? Check out our favorite storage pieces on our Toy Storage 101 list!

Words by Elyza Brillantes