Hi Lovelies!

I’m back with another round-up and this week we’re talking Toy Storage.

Great storage plays a huge role in keeping our kids rooms well organised and looking cute. Gone are the days when everything had to be stacked in plastic tubs or glass jars (or was that just my childhood?!). In fact you can get beautiful and functional toy storage for pretty much anything your heart desires!! Not to mention the awesome DIY’s and hacks you can hunt down on Pinterest. There really is no excuse for ugly storage in this day and age.

In saying that though, Toy Storage ain’t easy! There are so many different types of toys and trying to figure out what should go where or scouring the web for days to track down the perfect basket is no mean fete. So let me break it down for you.

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TOYS

In general we can break toys down in to four different types:

Soft ToysAll soft or stuffed toys/teddies as well as soft dolls

Small Toys & CollectionsAny small toy and small toy collections or collectibles such as dolls, animals, lego, blocks, cars etc

Large ToysLarger toys such as big cars and trucks, games, sport equipment, pretend play items, etc

Toys on DisplayCute collections, our child’s newest gift or most prized possession, things that our kids have made, decorative pieces, etc.

How many of each of these types of storage you need will depend on many factors. You need to consider how many kids you have, where their toys are kept and how many toys they own. I’m a big advocate for ‘less is more’ when it comes to the amount of toys my kids have and love staying on top of the collection by regularly decluttering.

If you want to learn how to keep the toys under control, pop over and have a read of my Decluttering with Kids Blog Post and grab your free printable checklist!

As a general rule of thumb though one ‘Large Toys’ storage area is usually enough, a couple of soft toy baskets (maybe one or two per child depending on how big they are), several small toy/ collection containers (I have separate smaller baskets for collections and bigger baskets or boxes for random small toys) and one area per child for displaying toys and decorative items.

I find it best to keep the display areas to one shelf or area per child. Anything more and your rooms can start to look messy and cluttered. The items kept on here can be rotated and changed frequently depending on what your kids are loving the most at the time. I also like to include this area in nurseries so that we have somewhere to display special toys and personal items that we have collected or been gifted for our bubba.

One last tip is to make sure that everything has a home and that your kids know where those homes are! This is great for making packing away a breeze and a good excuse for keeping excess toys under control. Once the area gets full, it’s time to clear it out and make room for the new! 

THE ROUND-UP

So without further ado, here are 40 of my fave boxes, baskets, shelves and units for keeping the toy clutter contained and making our kids spaces look super chic at the same time!

If you have any Toy Storage questions pop them in the comments below or check out my services to see how we can work together to create a special space in your home.

Talie x