One of the biggest things I struggle with is all the toys around the house! I’m all about easy toy storage ideas for everything and sometimes it feels like we’ve tried everything!
But have no fear, it can be easy to get a bit more organized with some simple kids toy organization ideas. Keeping it simple seems to be what works best for us!
Easy Toy Storage Ideas for Kids of All Ages
I’ve bought shelves and bins and they work well for organizing toys in certain areas of our home but not everywhere! Our living room is a constant struggle. And don’t get me started on the play room. So check out a few kids toys storage ideas we’ve been trying around here!
Separate by Size
When it comes to easy toy storage ideas that work, one thing that keeps me sane is separating toys by size. Sticking big and small toys alike into one giant toy box doesn’t do much for your sanity. Trust me. I speak from experience.
By separating them by size, your kids find what they’re looking for easier and it also looks nice and neat. Smaller toys can go in the toy box, while bigger toys are placed throughout the home. It’s all about finding a variety of small toy and large toy storage ideas that work for your space.
We like using clear storage bins for separating toys. It’s one of the best toy organization ideas because the kids can look in them and see what’s there! We’ve got a few of different sizes and here are some ideas for your house. These are our affiliate links so thank you if you shop from our ideas!
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Speaking of bigger toys being placed throughout the home and large toy storage ideas, try create play stations for your kids. This is an easy way to keep toys organized and keep your kids accountable when it comes to toy clean up.
Here are some ideas:
- Put the play kitchen in the bedroom, along with all of the other “kitchen” stuff. If your child wants to play with the kitchen, they have to do it in their room.
- Or set up the race car track in the playroom with a bin for all of the race cars. The cars all have to stay in that room and clean up is easy with one bin for all of the cars.
So instead of throwing all of the toys into one pile, you have the play stations set up throughout the house. Your kids can easily play but they don’t have access to as many toys at once.
Under the Bed
Using the space under the bed is one of my favorite kids toys storage ideas. It’s a great space to store toys the kids aren’t using. Instead of having random storage totes in the garage, in the closet, and even in the attic (where I forget what’s in them), I can go right to under their bed and pull out toys when we’re ready to change out a few things.
Need some good under bed storage ideas? No worries because there are tons of different types available!
Grambo would argue that I should just get rid of some of the toys but that’s another issue! She’s happy with the under the bed totes we’ve gotten though so I think the pressure is off of me for a little bit.
Get On Your Kid’s Level
You might have heard that kids listen better when you get on their level and the same goes for toys. Crawl around on your hands and knees to see what your kid is seeing. By doing this, you can organize toys at their level and really put together the best toy organization ideas for your family.
Maybe your current system makes it hard to put toys away on their own. That can be frustrating for everyone! And since they’re the ones playing with the toys, it only makes sense to have easy toy storage ideas that work for them!
Organizing toys doesn’t have to be fancy.
You don’t need to have a home filled with labels and being strict about where everything goes.
If you need something simple, don’t hesitate to check out some organizing items designed just for the kids! They add a fun touch to the play room or bedroom!
And think about this — if the amount of toys in your home is out of control, there is no way to organize chaos. Limit the amount of toys and watch how easy it is to get them organized and under control. This is what I’m working on these days!
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