Toy Storage Solutions
Toy storage solutions don't have to involve buying a bunch of clear, plastic storage bins or using an
already cluttered closet to hide all the dolls and action figures. Kids love their rooms and they love being able
to have all the space to be able to make the room feel as if it's been hit by a tornado, or several actually!
Incorporating your child's toy storage into the theme of their room is a great way to utilize space and get your
creative side going all at once!
Finding the right toy storage solutions varies depending on whether you have a boy or girl, how much you're
willing to order online or buy at your local stores, and if you'd rather have the traditional toy storage units
that many people have.
Toy storage ideas for girls:
All those barbies don't need to be tossed into a toy box with all the rest of the toys
where they'll get their hair ruined. What girl does like getting her hair ruined, even if she is plastic? Try
buying a regular shoe organizer that hangs over the door. It keeps the barbies hidden and also increases the space
in the room. Art supplies if you have an artistic child can also go in the shoe organizer. Paints, glue, markers,
they'll all fit perfectly!
A cute way to keep all the stuffed animals or dolls clear of storage bins would be to purchase a board and cut it
to your desired size, attach a fun ribbon to a hook in the wall to keep it held up. You can easily paint the wood
pink, purple or any of your child's favorite colors that'll match with her room!
Transform a girl's wardrobe into a play chest for all her dolls. Painting the outside to make it look like a castle
or just a fairytale will allow her imagination to soar. All of her favorite princess books, movies, dolls and
costumes would go perfectly in there. She'd feel like a princess everyday!
Colorful cloth storage totes are cute and can be placed anywhere. You could also turn the totes into a
stroller for her to take all of her dolls for a peaceful, enchanting walk through the house. Place some wheels on
it with a handle and she'll be all set.
Toy storage ideas for boys:
Boys will keep you going with their rough and tough energy so why not incorporate all that energy into
sports while getting them to keep their room clean in an organizational way. Buy or create your own basketball hoop
that sends toys straight into a toy box or basket when they score is exciting and fun for them. You can even play
Painted wooden crates are an excellent idea for boys. You can keep them solid colors or paint on images that appeal
to your child. They can be stored under the bed with the name of what's inside facing outward so it can easily be
seen or you can place them on shelves to keep them tucked away.
Another fun idea if you have the extra space in the boy's room and if
you're creative is to construct a ferris wheel out of wood with storage bins as the seats. All your child's
animal friends will be able to take a ride and get off to play whenever they're wanted!
One perfect toy storage solution would be to buy colorful buckets to create a pyramid out of. All you have to do is
secure them together with zip ties and fill them up with toys.
You know all the toy cars that boys love so much? They can be pretty annoying and they're usually left everywhere
which isn't safe and an eyesore on top of that. You can easily buy a magnetic strip to place underneath the car and
have a magnetic strip attached to the wall. All you have to do is place them on the wall once playtime is over and
once he's ready again, he's able to choose which ones he wants to take off without creating a huge mess.
Toy storage solutions are easy when you incorporate them into the theme of your child's room. By
creating the storage units yourself, you're saving money and you're able to congratulate yourself on a fun,
creative room that you crafted by yourself!