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The Best Storage for Every Single Type of Toy

With kids, you can never have enough storage around the house. Bins, files, baskets? All fair game. Find your favorites below and stock up!

The following story, “ The Best Storage for Every Single Type of Toy” by Wendy Wallace was originally published on Boomdash.

Parenting lesson #426: You can never have enough storage. You need big bins for overflowing stuffed animals, files for the heaps of artwork, shelving for the endless games and puzzles...the list goes on. Fortunately, there's a bin for every type of toy (even my favorites, the educational ones) floating around the house. Find yours below and stock up.

For Legos and Other Small Pieces
So meta: the storage is a toy, too, that can be stacked and reconfigured different ways. I'd go for a monochromatic, black and white theme for a sleek, clean look.

Lego Storage Bricks, $29/each

For Stuffed Animals
3 Sprouts offers loads of cute animal options, but the raccoon is our favorite. And at under $20 per bin, you can put one in every room to contain the overflow of stuffed animals and babies.

3 Sprouts Storage Bin, $16

For Craft Supplies
It's large enough to hold paints, brushes, glue, etc. and can be easily customized by your artist with stickers, Sharpies, and all that good stuff.

Art Alternatives Two-Tray Toolbox, $25

For Sports Equipments and Assorted Balls
If you have a sporty kid, this is the best-looking option (pretend it's from a Parisian flea market) to keep the balls, bats, and gear all in one place.

Land of Nod Kids Flea Market Basket, $39

For Artwork
Think of these as time capsules: Place a year's worth of your kid's art and school papers inside and write the name and date on the end.

Blick Storage Tubes, $11/each

For Diapering Supplies
This holds-everything wall hanging could work for pretty much every space (desk, entryway, bedside) but I love it over a changing table. Because securing a wiggly baby while reaching around for the diaper cream is not fun.

Canvas Wall Tidy, $78

For Dirty Clothes
Because...poms poms!

Pom Pom Hamper, $80

For Bits and Bobs
Toss all of those tiny dinosaurs and action figures in these jars and suddenly they're display art.

Jar with Metal Lid, $9

For the Living Room
Beautiful and sturdy, these baskets are right at home in the main space filled with everything from books to blocks.

Margarita Missoni Diamond Baskets, $30-$55

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