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Kids Toy Storage Tips

Kids Toy Storage Tips

Kids collect a lot of toys these days and a room can look as if a tornado has ripped through it after the kids are done playing. Having good toy storage solutions can help keep a room looking tidy and make things easier for kids to find the toys they want to play with.

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Bunk bed with a desk beneath

1. Toy Storage Ideas

A room may look cluttered with toys because there is no where to put them and they are left in piles around the room. The closet is the-go-to place to put toys, but if it is just an open space closet it might be a good storage idea to add a shelving unit or closet organizer. This will give the best use of the space and make things more organized (It can also avoid the problem of shoving all the toys in the closet and then closing the doors as fast as possible so everything doesn’t fall out). You can have a toy chest or toy box in the room where your kids play with their toys a lot. Also helpful on shelves or along a wall are baskets, bins and boxes to keep toys.

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Girl bedroom with storage solutions

2. Finding Space for Toys

Parents can maximize the space they have to “hide” and organize toys. Under the bed is a great place to store bins and baskets of toys. If you want kids to access them easily, then make sure the bins are within reaching distance for little hands and that see through containers are well-labeled so kids can get what they want quickly. Another toy storage idea is to put built-in shelving in the room or add something as simple as a shelf above the bed to store toys.

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Toys on shelves

3. Kids’ Storage Furniture

If you need more storage options besides the closet, try bringing in a wardrobe, toy box, or shelving unit. You can put one or two free standing shelves higher on the wall and use them to not only store toys but to add to the décor of the kids’ room. Display nicer toys and collector items (like those expensive Star Wars figurines or a doll passed down from grandma) on these shelves. You can add a pictures or photos to match the colour scheme of the room as well.

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4. Hidden Storage

There are all sorts of great space-saving furniture that can do double duty in the kids’ room or playroom. You can buy beds with pull out drawers beneath the bed mattress or single beds built high like bunk beds but with space beneath where a desk or shelving can be put in. There are also stools and benches that lift up or have removable lids where toys can be stored.

Kids’ toy storage ideas range from organizing toys in baskets and storage bins to saving space by storing games and dolls under the bed, in the closet, as well as on shelves and/or in furniture that has built-in storage.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Great tips for storage, but I love the youth bed above the desk with the roping. Its so modern and inviting.

  2. Love the idea of beds with the drawers that pull out of them, great for small bedrooms. Our kids rooms don’t have any closets.


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