Brilliant ways to organize kid’s toys

Maintaining the toy clutter can be stressful. If you struggle to keep the toy clutter on the floor under control then these brilliant ways to organize kid’s toys will have you fall in love with playtime again.

A great bedroom storage idea that will work for any age!

brilliant ways to organize kids toys

Kids’ toys can be a lot to handle, especially when they don’t have any order or organization. But there are some brilliant ways to organize their toys that make life with young kids easier and more enjoyable for everyone. 

How do you organize kids toys?

Look for ways to organize toys that are not only easy for you to use but for your kids to use as well. Here are tips you all will love!

  • Set up large baskets to hold stuffed animals, durable totes to hold construction trucks, compartment trays for art supplies.
  • Keep containers near to where the toys are played with most often. Stuffed animals near to the bed, construction trucks near the run on the floor, art supplies on the desk.
  • Pare down to a more reasonable collection. Consider doing a toy rotation to keep over stimulation in check.

How does toy rotation work?

  • Divide toys into 4 piles.
  • Box or bag of 3 of those piles.
  • Write the numbers 1, 2, 3 on each container.
  • Store on a closet shelf.
  • Leave out the remaining pile for your child to enjoy. E
  • Every month swap out the toys with a new collection.

Brilliant Ways To Organize Your Kid’s Toys

Do you feel like your child’s toys are taking over your house? Do you find yourself constantly picking up the same items off the floor day after day? If so, this list of fun and easy ideas will help you to keep those toys put away.

From affordable storage solutions to DIY fun furniture solutions, we got you covered.

Under The Bed Storage

Under the bed plastic containers are great for organizing toys. These storage bins are designed to slide easily underneath beds or under the couch and store away toys, making them easy to access when your child wants to play. The containers come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can find one that fits your space perfectly. Plus, some come with wheels, making it even easier to move and access the toys.

a handmade storage bin of toys under a childs bed
Source: CornishFarmWood

Wicker Baskets

Wicker baskets are another kid’s toy organizer that is great for storage. These baskets can be easily painted to match your decor and labeling them encourages kids to clean up after themselves.

You can label each container with a specific theme (e.g., cars, dolls) so that your child knows where each toy should go. Plus, it will help you quickly identify which container is for what and makes finding the right toy much easier.

If your child is old enough, encourage them to put their own toys away by labeling each bin with their name. Wicker baskets come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can easily find one that matches your decor and provides plenty of room for toys.

Image that shows painted wicker baskets that store stuff animals and books.

Diy crate book Bin

Crates are a great way to keep kids’ books organized and clutter-free. All you need is a wooden crate, fun non toxic paint, wood embellishments, and letters.

DIY Book Crate

  1. Paint the crate in a color to match your child’s room and allow it to dry.
  2. Paint the letters in a contrasting color along with any wood embellishments you are adding.
  3. Layout the letters marking where each one will go in pencil.
  4. Glue the letters on using a wood glue.
  5. Put felt or casters on the bottom to keep floors free of damage.

This is easy to make for your own child or you can create one as a gift!


DIY Dress-Up Closet

A DIY dress-up closet might be the perfect solution for your kids’ toy clutter. Not only will it help to keep the playroom tidy and organized, but it will also provide a fun spot for your child to explore their imagination.

Using clothes racks, shelves, bins, and other storage solutions, you can create a custom-made dress-up closet that your child will love.

Use what you already have such as an old repurposed TV cabinet. Your child will have a blast dressing up in their favorite costumes while you get to enjoy the sight of an organized playroom!

A image that shows a tv cabinet turned into a dress up closet for kids.

DIY Shelving

Use shelves to hold toy collections or fun antiques adding decoration to your child’s space.

Not only will it keep clutter up off the floor but it will protect precious items until they are old enough to play with them.

DM PRO TIP: Do you have an old shelf that is scuffed or the wrong color? Apply a coat of paint to give it a new fresh look! White is a great option to use as it will brighten up any room while showcasing the items the shelf holds turning it into a display piece.

An image that shows a shelf with Disney figurines.

Hanging door organizer

Hanging door organizers are one of my favorite ways to streamline just about any space.

Use them to hold toys such as stuffed animals or clothes like socks and shoes. Label each pocket with the item stored to remind everyone what belongs where.

Since these helpful organizers come in all sorts of sizes and styles, so you can easily find one that fits your space and style.

Image that shows an over the door hanger with toys in each pocket.

Fabric storage cubes

DIY fabric storage cubes are easy to make and can be great for storing toys. They provide plenty of space for all kinds of toys and are easy to organize and access when playtime starts.

They come in a variety of sizes, allowing you to find the perfect size to fit for your space. Fabric storage cubes are also less costly than other storage solutions, making them a budget-friendly option to help you get your kids’ toys under control.

An image that shows DIY fabric baskets that hold stuff animals and toys.

DIY Toy Box Storage

Toy wooden boxes are a great way to keep your child’s toys organized and out of sight. They provide plenty of storage space, come in all sorts of sizes to fit any room, and can be customized with paint or decals.

You can make one yourself or have one custom made to match your child’s room. Toy boxes are the perfect solution for parents looking for an option that will stand up to your child’s constant use.

These custom made toy boxes are also great heirlooms that your child can take with them passing them on to their own children.

a custom made blue toy box with dinosaurs on the front and a cushion for sitting
Source: Dibsies

Mason Jar Storage

Mason jars are an excellent way to store small toys, craft supplies, and other items. The clear glass makes it easy to see what is inside each jar, while the sturdy build ensures that everything stays in place.

Mason jars come in a variety of sizes from one gallon size down to a smaller 4oz size allowing you to find one that fits your needs. Use labels on each jar with the contents so your child can easily find what they are looking for and add felt to the bottom for a scratch free container.

Mason jars are a great way to store small toys and keep them organized in your home.

An image that shows mason jars that hold toys with superheroes on each lid.

DIY Door Organizer

DIY over-the-door storage can be a great way to store toys taking up little space in a room. These types of storage solutions provide easy access and plenty of space for a variety of toys making them a great option for children of any age.

You can create any size using the colors your child loves creating an organizer that doubles as bedroom decor.

Find out how to make this project using the link below and add this organizer to your child’s bedroom.

An image that shows a DIY over the door shoe storage that holds books, and toys in each pocket.

Laundry Baskets

Laundry baskets are great for organizing your kids’ toys. They can provide plenty of storage in a small space and come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit any room.

Laundry baskets are easy for children of any age to use allowing you to encourage them to help with clean up.

Laundry baskets are also an affordable option with allows for organizing on any budget. Use large baskets for the family room and playroom, and small square baskets to organize shelves or space on a closet floor.

Soft toys in a plastic container isolated on white background.
Source: Declutter in Minutes

Organizing toys can be a challenge for any parent, but these brilliant ways to organize your kid’s toys will make tidying up both fun and easy. Whether you opt for a dress-up closet, DIY shelves, hanging door organizers, fabric storage cubes, or DIY toy boxes, there are plenty of options that will make keeping your kids’ toys organized a breeze.

Try out any of these creative solutions and find the perfect way to keep your home clutter free and provide your kids with hours of imaginative playtime.

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