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Emily Platt
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Smart and Stylish Toy Storage for Every Organizing Need

Keep clutter at bay indoors <em>and</em> out.

All parents can attest: children acquire a lot of stuff. So the question becomes, where to put it all? Not only does having heaps of toys scattered around the room clash with your home decor, it can also pose some safety concerns. (Yep, stepping on stray Legos really hurts that much.) Sick of tripping over your little one’s playthings? We’ve come to the rescue with toy storage ideas for every area of your home, indoors and out. Below, shop the best kids’ toy storage. These vessels will hold everything you need and look great doing it.

Toy Storage Bins

Open containers make tidying up easy. Simply toss (or gently place) all your child’s toys inside them. Without drawers to open or heavy lids to pinch small fingers, they can be extra-accessible for tots. Choose toy storage bins to match your space, whether that’s your kid’s bedroom or playroom.

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World Market Espresso and Natural Seagrass Paige Tote Baskets

Shopping for toy storage for the living room or another more adult-y area? These neutral woven baskets are a sophisticated choice and come in two different sizes to choose from. Buy one or compile a set depending on how much stuff you’re hoping to stow.

Buy it: Starting from $25, WorldMarket.com

Photo: Courtesy Pehr

Pehr Pom Canvas Bins

Pehr makes tons of fun toy storage bins, so poke around to find the perfect style. We personally love this pom-pom set with baskets in assorted sizes. (Searching for single pieces? The brand sells those too.)

Buy it: $92 for a set of 3, Nordstrom.com

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Anthropologie Ozzy Octopus Storage Bin

Aside from its boho-chic clothes, Anthropologie is also known for its whimsical children’s goods. This adorable octopus-shaped bin is giving us major heart eyes.

Buy it: $138, Anthropologie.com

Toy Storage Boxes

Hoping to keep things a little more hidden? Try toy storage boxes and chests that you can close to tame unruly playthings. Again, there are plenty of styles for any indoor space. And of course, it’s best to keep an eye on your kid whenever they’re using toy storage—especially vessels with sharp corners and swinging lids.

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Beautiful by Sisters Personalized Toy Chest

A custom toy chest makes an extra-special surprise for your child—or children. This one can be personalized with multiple kids’ names and comes in a range of shades to coordinate with your room’s color palette.

Buy it: Starting from $169, Etsy.com

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Crate and Kids Parkside Modern Toy Box

This contemporary chest is beautifully minimalist and will help the rest of the room look more minimalist too (goodbye, mess). Bonus: The roomy box comes with a child-safe lid that won’t slam shut.

Buy it: $299, CrateandBarrel.com

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3 Sprouts Kids Toy Chest in Walrus

Want something even more kid-friendly? Try a soft toy storage box made of fabric. These trunks are adorned with the sweetest felt animals. We’re obsessed with the walrus.

Buy it: $21, Amazon.com

Toy Storage Organizers

Want to stow and sort your kid’s toys? Invest in some toy storage organizers. This childrens’ toy storage idea is great for separating different types of toys or each sibling’s playthings.

Photo: Courtesy Crate and Barrel

Crate and Kids Storagepalooza II Adjustable Toy Organizer

This chic unit comes in multiple colors and offers multiple toy storage options too. That’s because it has movable (and removable) dividers to fit your needs. Did we mention it’s stackable with other toy storage organizers?

Buy it: $229, CrateandBarrel.com

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Delta Children Metro Toy Box

Many toy storage boxes double as toy storage organizers. Take this playful car-shaped chest, ideal for an auto-themed bedroom. The top opens to store big items, while the side compartments are perfect for your kid’s collection of books.

Buy it: $134, Target.com

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B. spaces by Battat Totes Tidy Toy Organizer

Need a lot of toy storage space? Consider this mega shelving unit. It includes movable and stackable bins to really customize your toy organization. It also coordinates with other B. spaces by Battat furniture for a seamless kids’ room design.

Buy it: $65, Amazon.com

Toy Storage Benches

Multipurpose furniture? We call that a win-win. You’ll want to take a seat for these toy storage benches that offer a place for playthings and a place to rest.

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My 1st Years Personalized Toy Chest and Bench

What can we say? We love personalized toy storage. This cute wooden bench is sized perfectly for children. We also think it would look lovely at the end of their bed.

Buy it: $180, My1stYears.com

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Wildkin Firefighter Toy Box Bench

Add this to the list of cool and creative toy storage benches. Wildkin sells various themed seats with sliding doors for stowing. This firehouse-inspired design is oh-so charming.

Buy it: $133, Amazon.com

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Jorbest Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair

Okay, this isn’t technically a bench, but the idea is still the same. Fill the bag with all your tot’s stuffed animals (or extra bedding) and watch it transform into a seat. Talk about a genius toy storage idea.

Buy it: Starting from $20, Amazon.com

Bath Toy Storage

Bath toy storage can be extra tricky, what with all the wetness and limited space. That is, until now. Say farewell to bathroom clutter and hello to these perfect products.

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KidCo Bath Toy Organizer Storage Basket in White

This toy storage organizer gives children access to all their bathtime playthings while comfortably seated in the tub. Splish, splash, score.

Buy it: $13, Amazon.com

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Boon Bath Scoop Drain Toy Storage

This concept is so smart: Simply shovel up your kids’ toys in the whale scoop, mount it to the wall and let them drip dry.

Buy it: $30, Nordstrom.com

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Pottery Barn Kids Gray Tubby Bath Toy Organizer

This simple mesh bag suctions to the shower wall and is machine washable for super-easy cleaning.

Buy it: $22, PotteryBarnKids.com

Outdoor Toy Storage

Have a hefty collection of yard and garden toys but no place to put them? Don’t worry, we’ve found outdoor toy storage solutions too.

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World Market Wood Praiano Outdoor Storage Coffee Table

Put your child’s outdoor playthings in this stylish wooden coffee table and your BBQ spread on top of it. How’s that for multipurpose kids’ toy storage?

Buy it: $250, WorldMarket.com

Photo: Courtesy Keter

Keter Circa Natural Wood Style Round Outdoor Storage Table

Shopping for a smaller space? Try this circular table with a pop-off top for convenient outdoor toy storage space.

Buy it: $54, Amazon.com

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Suncast Cascade Storage Shed

Suncast makes some of the best outdoor storage units in the game. This shed is ideal for extra-large items like trikes. It’s also pretty darn cute.

Buy it: $724, Amazon.com

Pool Toy Storage

Like bath toys, pool toys are especially challenging to store. What to do with a sopping pile of playthings? Buy these smart products.

Photo: Courtesy Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Malibu Pool Float Storage

Pool floats are meant to be relaxing—but they’re not when they’re sprawled all over the place messing up the feng shui. This creative rack is the perfect toy storage organizer for your kids’ rafts and noodles. It’s also a good spot for the items to dry.

Buy it: $249, PotteryBarn.com

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Pottery Barn Malibu Pool Storage Tower Shelf

While you’re at it, buy this matching shelf for extra pool toy storage. Removable shelves let you customize the unit to your needs; the structure lets everything from beach balls to floaties air dry.

Buy it: $279, PotteryBarn.com

Photo: Courtesy Suncast

Suncast Patio Storage Box

Maybe you want to keep things dry. In that case, opt for this water-resistant pool toy storage box. Reviewers rave about its ability to keep H20 (and pests!) out. So no matter how much your kid splashes beside it or how many mosquitos are out and about, the stuff inside will stay protected.

Buy it: $129, Amazon.com

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Published April 2019

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