It’s a problem every parent faces in their home: containing the chaos of your children’s toys. Having a messy home cluttered with loads of books, dolls, toy cars, Lego, and cuddly toys can be an eyesore and safety hazard. With lots of things lying around, you can start to feel overwhelmed.
You want your children to have plenty of fun playing with their toys, but you also want to keep your rooms neat and organised. If space is at a premium in your home or you have just moved house, keeping everything clear of toys takes on a new importance. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of handy storage ideas for your kids’ toys.
● MULTIPURPOSE FURNITURE
When it comes to storage of any kind, multipurpose furniture is your friend! These are chairs or tables that also have storage space inside of them, making them both a great place to sit or place items as well as hide away your stuff. Think benches, ottomans, or coffee tables with hollowed out insides.
Ottomans are fantastic since they provide extra seating in your living room and they are also a quick option to throw in a bunch of toys. A bench also adds seating but with a much larger storage space. If you have a little nook in your house with a bench, you can place baskets underneath the seat to easily store toys. You can even make your own by using a bookshelf on its side!
● CUSTOMISABLE SHELVING
Shelves that you can adjust is incredibly useful for storing your children’s toys. Instead of trying to fit toys into your shelves, like a jigsaw puzzle, your shelves should conform to your items. A shelf that you can adjust the height of means you can store toys of any size—from small building blocks to entire playsets.
Another type of shelving you should consider is the modular kind. These are shelves that you can build in any formation you like and easily rearrange whenever you like. Modular shelves are neat and stylish, and you can arrange them in a way that maximises storage space for the toys in your house.
● MATCHING CONTAINERS
If you want to maintain a clean and uniform look in your rooms, then make sure to use matching containers. With storage containers that have the same colour or style, you’ll create a neat and consistent feel to your room. It minimises the amount of visual noise of the room. This creates the illusion that everything is organised—perfect when it comes to a usually messy playroom!
● LABELS, LABELS, LABELS
Labels are very useful for keeping everything sorted. If you have plenty of storage boxes and baskets, then labels will help you keep track of all your kids’ toys. Label containers by category or type of toy. This way, your children knows where each toy is, whether they are looking for paint supplies or toy dinosaurs. They won’t have to rummage through multiple boxes to find the one toy they’re looking for.
Labeling boxes also make it easier when tidying up. Just look for the container with the corresponding label and drop the toy in and nothing will ever get mixed up. A quick and easy solution for a quick and easy clean!
● USE VERTICALITY
To take advantage of your space as much as possible, look up or down. Try adding a pegboard or floating shelf for even more storage space for toys and other kid accessories higher up. A few hooks can greatly increase the amount of hanging storage space for your children’s things. Also, tuck boxes underneath tables or beds to make space, keeping the room clear of piles of containers.
The tops of shelves and higher compartments should be used for things your children don’t interact with on a daily basis. Place their favourite and most-used toys in places they can reach so that playtime and clean up time go much more smoothly.
With these storage ideas, your children can have an enriching experience playing with their toys while also making it easier to tidy up once they have finished. And whether you have just moved into a new house or been in your house for a long time, keeping your home neat and organised is crucial to a happy living environment for everyone.
What do you think of these toy storage ideas? Do you have any other creative ways to keep your kids’ rooms tidy?
*Disclosure: This is a collaborative post
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