7 Playroom & Toy Storage Ideas Busy Moms Love


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Source: Grillo Designs

It’s happening. I’m feeling the pressure of all of the stuff in this house closing in on me! Now that Christmas is over and all the boxes have been opened so the toys can be played with, my kids’ rooms look more like toy stores.

With everything else I have to do on a daily basis, it’s hard to carve out the hours I need to get them in order. So I went on a search to find some easy playroom and toy storage ideas I can incorporate in about 30 minutes or less, plus some bigger projects I might tackle over the weekend to make cleaning up even easier.

We’re covering whole-home organization this month, so be sure to keep an eye out for more stories including: How to organize those pesky Christmas decorations, how to organize your kitchen, and 11 bathroom organizing ideas.

Ready to start organizing with me? Here are my seven favorite toy storage ideas!

You can find dozens of fun and colorful organizing solutions just for kids on Amazon — and save with Amazon coupon codes!

Idea #1: Bins & baskets…everywhere!

Estimated time: 20 minutes

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Oh how I love to toss it in, close it up, and push it up against the wall in kid’s rooms! My kids have stuffed animals that they “love so much, mommy,” plus doll clothing, shoes and accessories that litter the floors and make the rooms looks so much messier than they really are.

I purchased large bins and a few baskets, so they’re now “toss it and go” items. Literally, with the purchase of a three-tiered plastic bin and a few baskets I found around the house, I now have storage for the most annoying things in my kids’ room that make the biggest mess!

Toss those toys into one of these adorable, kid-friendly storage bins for a fun organizing solution that matches their room!

Idea #2: Lego® that painful foot

Estimated time: 5 minutes

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Source: Amazon

Stepping on Lego® pieces is the number one reason I don’t like going into my middle daughter’s room. But with a double-duty playmat you can find most anywhere for fairly cheap, you can put them all in, let the kids spread them out on the mat when they want to play, and then gather them up and hang them in the closet or on a hook in an instant! If you can teach your kids to play on the large mat, you can prevent the clutter and the painful foot!

Most everyone with children knows the pain of stepping on a sharp Lego® block, but with the playmat Lori suggested you can pile them up and whisk them away in no time at all!

Idea #3: Put dressers in the closet

Estimated time: 20-30 minutes

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Source: Apartment Therapy

Years ago I discovered that putting my children’s dressers in their closets opened up a whole lot of floor space that could be used to organize their rooms even more! The closets in my girls’ rooms are wide but not deep, so even when I move the dressers in I still have space for hanging clothes and storing shoes.

Putting that bulky piece of furniture out of the way helps make the room look cleaner and larger, too!

Idea #4: Use a hanging clothing organizer for board games

Estimated time: 10 minutes

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Source: Money Saving Sisters

Board games are the bane of my existence, but a favorite thing for my kids to do together. I don’t want to discourage their playtime together, but giving up space in my precious linen closet and having to constantly get the games out, then put them back gets old.

By using a hanging clothes organizer, I can stack the games inside, the kids can reach them, and they can hang in any child’s closet. Even with the dressers in my kids’ closets I can get an organizer in and the games fit nicely! The kids will have no excuse not to pick them up and put them away.

Keep your organizers kid-friendly and your littles may be more inclined to use them! Try these fun hanging clothes organizers from Amazon.

Playroom Organizing Projects for the Weekend

I have a weekend coming up where the kids will be gone and I’ll be home alone to do something about their unorganized bedrooms. So with a hammer, screwdriver, and some creative and affordable items from the hardware and furniture store, I’m determined to transform their rooms into works of organized art!

Idea #5: Bins (again?) & labels

Estimated time: 10 minutes

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Source: IHeart Organizing

We’re back to the bins for organizing! They’re simply the best way I’ve found to clean in a hurry. I purchased stacking bin holders at a discount store for less than $50 bucks each. I then added multi-colored bins that slide in and out.

I want to find this weekend that will help my kids know which bin gets which toy. These are the best investments I’ve made in organizing the multitude of things my children play with!

Do you need some labels like Lori? Amazon has plenty to choose from here!

Idea #6: Chalkboard paint drawers

Estimated time: One weekend

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Source: Apartment Therapy

If you have a dresser in their room that’s not a family heirloom, this chalkboard paint trick in the second photo is genius for kids. Not only does it take away any excuse for kids not knowing where their clothes go, but it helps you out since they can easily put laundry away, too!

Since my kids like to take their clothing and move it around in drawers, often leaving things on the floor that they “don’t know where this goes,” this chalkboard dresser can be a clothing organizing miracle.

Update your child’s dresser with a fresh coat of chalkboard paint. If they’re old enough, you could even ask them to help you write out what goes in each drawer!

Idea #7: Under-the-bed storage

Estimated time: 10 minutes to one weekend

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Source: Grillo Designs

An under-the-bed storage box with wheels can utilize that empty space and make it easy for kids to pull in and out. You can even use drawers from an old dresser and add wheels or make a custom one if you’re DIY savvy.

Store everything from books to trains to seasonal clothes under the bed and watch that clutter disappear every time you push it back underneath!

Roll one of these drawers under your child’s bed for easy-to-use storage. You can even customize yours like the one pictured above with paint, your child’s name, or fun stickers.

With so many great ideas, your kid’s room will go from a messy haven for all that they love to a play space that can be put back together in a matter of minutes. Now it’s time for mom to relax!


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