Toys can be a kid’s best friend and a parent’s worst nightmare. No matter the age or amount of children you have, it seems as though toys are in every crevice and all over the house.Toys can make a house look messy, and can be dangerous if you slip on a small toy laying out. Just like every other item in a house, everything has its place, and toys are no exception. Here are some organizational tips and creative ways to store toys so that your house stays clutter-free.
Toy Hammock: Prince Lionheart makes a great hammock for storing toys that can suspend from any corner of the house. It comes with suction cups for storing toys in the bathroom and hooks to use for other walls. The mesh hammock expands up to four feet and can be hung as high or as low as you want.
Refurnished Piece: Take any old storage bench or chest and make it as creative as you want. Add some color, different patterns or even fabric for a perfect place to store toys. It’s also a fun DIY project that won’t break your bank.
Lego Storage Brick-Do you have a child who loves Legos? Buy a large Lego brick that can attach onto other Lego bricks that can hold hundreds of tiny Lego pieces. The storage space can hold bigger toys such as books and other games. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and can form fun shapes.
Munchkin Canvas Nursery Bins-These fabric but sturdy bins come in pink, blue or green colors and are great for holding household items or toys. Great for kids of all ages, they are practical and affordable.
24-Pocket Shoe Organizer-Made of cotton, this handy shoe bag hangs over any door and holds way more than shoes. The pockets are large enough to store small toys, books, arts and crafts items, and more. I have about three of these around my house-they are great.
Ikea Underbed Storage Box-I just love Ikea! These colorful storage boxes can fit under any bed and holds any clutter you may have laying around. The box is also foldable so when it’s empty, you can store it for later use.
Three-Tier Bin-You can get these at almost any store. With the three levels and different sized bins, you can hold anything from crafts, books, bathroom toys, and hair pieces and brushes. It is tall and skinny so it is practical to keep in even small spaces in your house.
Having creative ways to store toys and clutter can make your house appear more inviting and functional. Also remember, if you are still holding onto toys that your child played with years ago, it may be time to make some space and only keep the toys he/she currently play with. Your house doesn’t need to look like the inside of a Toys R Us, but keeping certain rooms available for your child to play in will give you the space you need and room to let their imaginations soar.