Toys may look innocent enough, but give that cute clutter a chance to start piling up, and you’ll soon find yourself battling a hostile toy takeover! Need reinforcements? These clever toy storage ideas are ready and willing to join you in your never-ending cleaning quest to see the carpet.
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Organize Crafting Supplies With Wooden Ruler Crates
Wooden crates are an attractive and inexpensive way to store your little one’s arts and crafts supplies, especially if you make them yourself.
Not so handy with a power tool? Leave the pallet repurposing to the pros, and cut your woodworking teeth on this simple project from Seven Sisters: A beautiful, slatted crate created from scrap wood and a handful of 69-cent yardsticks from Lowes. Leave the rule markings exposed for a “school house” theme, or paint and sand down the edges for a softer, rustic look.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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Rolling Under-The-Bed Toy Storage
Need more storage space? Conquer the under-the-bed realm of dust bunnies and lost toys in the name of sensible storage.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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Create a Washtub Ottoman for Hidden Toy Storage
A galvanized wash bucket turned cozy ottoman is the ultimate in farmhouse chic—not to mention a pretty nifty place to stash your toddler’s toys when you’re expecting company.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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Create Kid-Friendly Storage Jars
Marbles, dice, and other small toys have a way of disappearing. Looking for an easy and affordable way to keep track of your little one’s tiny treasures? Try this adorable idea from The Sister’s Guild.
All you need is a couple of mason jars, a can of spray paint, and a few tiny plastic victims, and voila: Beautiful new storage jars!Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Make Fabric-Covered Storage Bins
We all love fabric storage bins. It’s the price tags that are a little hard to swallow.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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DIY a Costume ClosetContinue to 7 of 21 below.
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Double Your Storage With a Milk-Crate Storage OttomanContinue to 8 of 21 below.
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DIY These Felt Storage BinsContinue to 9 of 21 below.
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Craft This Amazing Grab-And-Go Drawstring Storage Bag
Open the pouch to spread out the Legos. When it’s time to pick up, simply pull the drawstring and boom: You’re done!Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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Use an Over-The-Door Shoe Storage Rack to Organize LegosContinue to 11 of 21 below.
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Use a Hanging Closet Organizer to Store Board Games
Stacking board games often leads to Jenga-like messes. Pull out one, and they all come tumbling down!Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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Replace Bulky Board Game Boxes Envelopes
Can’t spare the closet space? Try swapping those bulky boxes for something a little slimmer.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Turn Your Board Games Into Playroom Art
Classic game boards, mounted in an inexpensive box frame, make for excellent playroom décor. Store the pieces in the back of the box frame. When you're ready to play, just pop the frame off the wall.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Keep Your Puzzle Collection in One Handy Case
The trickiest part of any puzzle is holding on to the pieces. Lose even one, and the game is ruined. Need a big-picture solution? Take note of this storage idea from Between 3 Sisters.
The "IRIS" clear crafting case set, available on Amazon, is actually the perfect tool for the job. Just paste the picture from the box to the inside of each interior case.Continue to 15 of 21 below.
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Create a Stuffed Animal HammockContinue to 16 of 21 below.
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DIY Beanbag Chair That Doubles as Stuffie StorageContinue to 17 of 21 below.
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Create an “Art Cart” for Crafting SuppliesContinue to 18 of 21 below.
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Organize Bath Toys With Dollar Store FindsContinue to 19 of 21 below.
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Turn a Crib Rail Into a Toddler-Friendly Book RackContinue to 20 of 21 below.
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Use Dollar Store Ice Cube Trays to Display ShopkinsContinue to 21 of 21 below.
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Store and Organize Doll Clothes in This Handy Box