45 Simple Toy Organizing Ideas

45 Simple Toy Organizing Ideas

There are now dozens of fantastic and simple toy organizing ideas for every type of toy out there. From Legos to plastic horses there is a solution that will keep your home clutter-free for good.

Toys have a way of dominating your home and although you don’t want to hinder your child’s creativity and imagination, you would like to remember what your floors actually look like underneath all of those toys!

Believe it or not, but kids can develop a habit of cleaning up and putting away their toys, if they have some sort of system put in place to build the habit.

Luckily for you, there are tons of toy organizing ideas for every type of toy out there. So if you need help with Barbies, bulky toys, or massive collections there are really cool ways to get them organized.

Trust me, if the way you organize your kids toys is a little unique and a lot of fun then you might just get your kids on board with putting their toys and be one step closer to a more organized home.

Check out these 45 toy organizing ideas that both you and your kids will love!

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01 | LEGOS

The struggle of stepping on Legos is way too real. If you need some sort of organizing solution for the chaos that Legos cause, physically and mentally, then you may want to check out these toy organizing ideas.

  • Get clear closing plastic containers for each full play set to prevent lost pieces. Cut out and keep the picture and diagram in each container.
  • Color code Legos with large plastic containers with lids for easy stacking.
  • Make organizing fun by creating this DIY Lego character display holder. Your kids will love to put their Legos away with this organizing system.
  • Keep it clean and simple with a white storage unit with pull out drawers.
  • Stack-able storage bins are a great way to create tons of separate compartments to help organize a bunch of little pieces.

02 | BARBIES & DOLLS

From teeny tiny shoes and eighty different wardrobe changes Barbies and dolls have a knack for being difficult to organize. Check out some of these toy organizing ideas below to get inspired.

  • To keep nicer dolls from ending up on the floor or shoved into a toy chest why not create a DIY doll storage display that can hang on the wall? A spot for each doll is sure to get clutter under control and keep dolls looking nice.
  • Fill a dresser with shallow bins to help organize small doll items that either end up lost or in the vacuum!
  • Dolls need closets too! Use a smaller bookcase to keep all doll clothes organized. These fun spinning clothing racks are a fun way to keep clothes in one area.
  • Install some inexpensive spice drawer holders to hold dolls and or ponies.
  • A hanging plastic shoe holder is a fun way to have a designated space for each Barbie doll. Make it even more fun for your kid by labeling each holder with the Barbie’s name so they know exactly where to put her back!

03 | BOOKS

Encourage even more reading by organizing your kids’ books in unique and fun ways they will absolutely love.

  • Stack and organize books in a rolling tiered cart. What’s great about these carts is you can move them out of sight when you need to.
  • Forget the old tired bookshelf and install shallow shelves to forward face books for a fun way to display them.
  • Just like the cases that used to hold records, DIY something similar for your kids to go thumb through when picking out their favorites to read.
  • If your kid has a lot of books why not install a lot of those thin shelves? Better yet, color code the books to the rainbow to make a fun reading area!
  • Mix and match different styles of displaying books. A cube storage unit is great for books and toys, while thin shelves can hold books and unique knick knacks.

04 | PUZZLES & GAMES

Whether you have a few or a few dozen, board games and puzzles have one thing in common, they are difficult to organize! With boxes all different shapes and sizes, sometimes we got to get a little creative when organizing our games and puzzles.

  • Ditch the box and opt for a zippered bag. Filing zippered storage bags takes up a lot less space then stacking bulky boxes.
  • Find matching stack-able plastic storage containers. Reduce how much space odd packing causes for the same amount of pieces!
  • One large crate or two, can be a quick way to organize a small amount of smaller games.
  • Utilize a cabinet. Maybe you have too many games and they deserve their own dedicated space instead of being spread all around the home.
  • Cube storage is a brilliant and easy way to organized a lot of different items in a very uniformed way.

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05 | LARGE COLLECTIONS

As kids grow they start to fall in love with certain toys. Before you know it they have a collection bigger than their room! Whatever your kid decided to collect it only makes sense to create some sort clever toy organizing ideas.

  • Tiered wire hanging baskets (often used for the kitchen) helps utilize lost vertical space. This is a great place to store large collections of smaller toys.
  • Does your kid have a toy car obsession? Why not do something fun and unique and install a thin shallow wall display case. Organize by color to make it more fun!
  • Wooden crates are incredibly useful, especially when housing hot wheels! Hold onto your paper towel tubes and create a parking garage to hold large toy car collections.
  • Play-doh is a beloved toy for every generation. If your child has every color and every play set imaginable, it might be smart to invest in a rolling cart to help keep it all organized together.
  • Take your kids Nerf Gun collection to the next level by creating their own Nerf Gun wall! Use peg board to create their own little armory.

06 | ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES

Art & craft supplies have a knack for getting disorganized fast. Not to mention they also have a tendency to end up all over your home. If your kid is the next Van Gogh, it may time you get their art & craft supplies a little more organized.

  • These rainbow pull out drawer organizers are not only fun but also help get things easily organized.
  • Mix and match bins, baskets, and drawers. Use different shapes, varieties, and sizes to make sure everything has a home.
  • Invest in a 3-tiered rolling cart…or two. What a great way to keep all supplies neatly organized together with the convenience of being able to move it from room to room.
  • Create a permanent art station. Add a pegboard to the wall to keep all supplies organized and easy to find.
  • Dedicated a closet to all the arts & crafts supplies your child uses. Use bins, trays, and labels to help everyone easily find things and put things back.

07 | STUFFED ANIMALS

Your kids might have a few cherished and loved stuffed animals, or they may have an entire zoo you need to tame within their play areas. Try some of these fun and unique ways organized and store stuffed animals.

  • Zip em’ up! This stuffed animal stuffed bean bag doubles as an extra seat!
  • If you got a zoo of stuffed animals, might as well get the zoo tamed. These DIY bungee cord zoo stuffed animal holders are all the rage!
  • Hammocks aren’t just for people anymore! These adorable corner hammocks are perfect for lightweight stuffed animal storage.
  • Hanging baskets are a great way to store toys and stuffed animals. The best part is they can be hung at the perfect level for your kid.
  • Mixed and matched crates can create a beautiful display to fill with loved stuffed animals.

08 | LARGE BULKY TOYS

Only if all toys were the same size…. *sigh* Well the truth is they aren’t… From awkward sizes to unusual shapes, we must learn to accept this challenge and face it head on! Check out some of these brilliant large bulky toy organizing ideas.

  • Use crates to create the shapes & size that you need to store oddball toys like the over-sized trucks you see below.
  • Shallow bins won’t work for balls and bats. Try to find a few slim and tall bins for an easy storage solution.
  • Dedicate a closet if you got it! Utilize all of various shelf sizes to store toys by size.
  • Use open bookshelves and display all large and bulky toys making them easy to grab and play with and even easier to put away.
  • Large bins and baskets is one of the easiest ways to hide large bulky toy clutter.

09 | OUTDOOR TOYS

If you want your kids to get out into the fresh outdoors and out of the house then your going to have to deal with the outside toy clutter. Don’t worry though, there are dozens of excellent ways to organize outdoor toys that you and your family will love!

  • Tired of having to tell your kids to pick up their scooters and bikes off of the floor? This clever DIY parking station is a brilliant way to coax your kids to keep their stuff organized.
  • Need more space? Install a wire shelving unit with some over sized large bins with labels.
  • If you have built in storage think about installing some much needed pull out drawers. Clever organizing hacks like tension rods & bungee cords create instant outdoor ball storage.
  • Stack-able bins, large laundry baskets, and wall storage can create the perfect outdoor toy storage organizing station.
  • Don’t have room in the garage to spare for bulky outdoor toys? Think about creating a DIY outdoor toy shed to store bikes, scooters, and equipment.

Hopefully you have found some amazing toy organizing ideas for your home! Remember to keep it fun, simple, and don’t forget to enjoy your clutter-free home!

Happy Decluttering!

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