Over the years of raising four boys, we have acquired quite a bit of toys. Here are some of my toy storage solutions as well as some great ideas from some of my favorite bloggers.
Toy Storage Solutions
LEGO, Hot Wheels, Train Tracks, Duplo, Balls, Dinosaurs, Pirate Play Sets, Super Hero Action Figures….the list goes on and on of toys that I am constantly stepping on or kicking out of my way. Can you relate? I have a couple of easy toy storage solutions that I think you will like. Both ideas involve recycled materials so you won’t have to pay hardly anything at all out-of-pocket if you have them on hand.
My Top Tips for Toy Storage
1- Zippered Bags from Sheets or Blankets
These are my absolute favorite thing for storing toys in. I have all of our Hot Wheels tracks, wooden train sets, LEGO and Duplo sets in these bags. Every time I purchase new sheets or blankets, I hang on to the bag and use it for storage. These are great for big sets because you can see what is in them and they are easier to fill than hard plastic bins because they have some give to them. Plus, they can slide nicely under a bed and are easy for kids to open and close.
2- Large Plastic Food Containers
I love converting large plastic food containers into fun DIY storage containers. Typically these containers come with pretzels or other foods in them. I hang onto them and put toys in them. I you want to get creative, you can make these fun DIY Storage Containers using a little paint, glue and a cute dollar store toy for the top. Just click on the link for instructions on how to make them. They are a lot more fun to look at then just plain containers.
Toy Storage Ideas From Around the Web
Check out these great toy storage ideas from some of my favorite kid bloggers:
- Wooden Crate Toy Storage from Frugal Fun for Boys
- DIY LEGO Storage Mat from Kids Activities Blog
- Outdoor Toy Organization Kiddie Garage from Mom Endeavors
- Recycled Canister Storage from Makeovers and Motherhood
- DIY LEGO Wall Storage from B-Inspired Mama
- Homemade LEGO Storage Bucket from JDaniel4’s Mom
- LEGO Storage with a Toolbox by Jinxy Kids
What is your favorite toy storage solution?
This post is a part of our series 31 Days of Tips for Raising Boys. Each day throughout the series we are discussing a different topic regarding raising boys. I’d love for you to follow along and share this series with other parents of boys who may need some support or just to hear that they aren’t alone in their journey of raising boys.
Check out the next post in our series: How to Get Rid of the “BOY SMELL” in Your Bathroom
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And, I asked moms to share their best advice and ideas for organizing toys and here are their suggestions: