Genius Toy Storage Solutions You Can Make

Constantly stepping on your children's toys? Corral their playthings in one place with these toy storage ideas that you can make yourself.

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March 04, 2019

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For Their Bedroom: Wine Crate Storage

Put old crates to new use as personalized, easy-to-push children's room toy storage.

Get the How-To: Mobile Wooden Crate Toy Storage

For Their Bedroom: Storage Blocks

These whimsical letter blocks with hidden storage can double as nightstands or footstools.

Get the How-To: How to Build Storage Blocks For a Kid's Room

For Their Bedroom: Melon Crate Storage

Keep toys and books safely tucked away in an upcycled fruit crate. All you need are a few materials: casters, spray paint, spare wood and the crate itself! 

For Their Bedroom: Stuffed Animal Zoo

Keep your little one's plush pals contained in one place with this easy DIY.

Watch the Video: DIY Stuffed Animal Zoo

For Their Bedroom: Toy Car Garage

Small toys like cars are especially likely to end up scattered throughout the house. Encourage your kiddos to park each car in its own space with this "garage" made from upcycled cardboard and toilet paper rolls.

Watch the Video: DIY Toy Car Garage

For Their Bedroom: Building Block Tub

Repurpose a galvanized tub into a mobile container for small blocks — complete with a built-in play surface!

Get the How-To: Turn a Galvanized Tub Into Playful Mobile Toy Storage

For Their Bedroom: Window Seat

Create a comfy spot to cuddle up with the kids, keeping toys and books organized and within easy reach.

Get the How-To: Make a Window Seat With Toy Storage

For Their Bedroom: Bunk Beds With Cabinets

Turn a bedroom wall into a storage unit with bunk beds using ready-made cabinets and basic lumber.

Get the How-To: How to Make Bunk Beds and Bedroom Storage With Ready-Made Cabinets

For the Living Room: Storage Ottoman

Add designer flair to a basic wooden toy box with strips of wood, tacks and an upholstered plywood top.

Get the How-To: Make a Herringbone Wood Toy Box Storage Ottoman

For the Living Room: Revamped Dresser

Put a fresh new spin on an old wooden dresser with open shelving for toy storage, unexpected hardware and a playful use of color.

Get the How-To: Turn an Old Dresser Into Playful Toy Storage

For the Living Room: Jute-Wrapped Bin

Dress up a basic plastic storage bin with jute rope, colorful fabric and metal casters — and voila! You've got a chic and convenient spot to stash toys when your living room needs a quick spruce up.

Get the How-To: Turn a Plastic Storage Container Into a Mobile Toy Box

For Any Room: Mobile Toy Basket

With a handle and wheels, this rolling toy basket easily moves from room to room to make tidying a breeze.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Mobile Toy Box

For the Garage: Sports Gear Storage

Use bungee cords to store balls and other awkwardly shaped sports equipment in an empty garage corner.

Get the How-To: How to Build Sports Equipment Storage

For the Backyard: Pool Toy Pegboard

With a pegboard panel and a few hooks, you can easily corral pool toys and other summer gear in one spot.

Watch the Video: 3 Ways to Store Summer Toys

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