Cute & Unique Toy Storage Ideas

A quick look through Pinterest will give you thousands of toy storage ideas! From hanging baskets to custom designed furniture, there are heaps of options to pick from. But how do you know which toy storage ideas are worth trying and which ones should stay on Pinterest? We share some of the cutest and most unique toy storage ideas with you, which actually work!

NZ’s Best Toy Storage Ideas

Have you seen that video on Facebook which introduces parents to the joys of having kids? The one where the parent is on a treadmill and has piles of Lego dumped in front of their feet? I have to say; Lego and other small toys are something I’ve struggled with keeping contained and off my floor. Until now that is! I’ve done my research and made a list of cute and unique storage ideas you can use at home too.

It’s time to say goodbye to tripping over toys and mess – here are some fabulous toy storage ideas!

  • Ottomans – there’s nothing quite like having multi-tasking furniture! Perfect for using in the lounge or in your child’s bedroom, an ottoman can be filled with toys and used as a seat (I use mine for the many blankets we seem to have collected over the years).
  • Sideways bookshelves – lay a cubed bookcase down on its side and fill alternate cubes with fabric boxes. These look so adorable, especially if you colour coordinate the storage fabric boxes with your child’s room décor!
  • Hanging nets and baskets – I’ve seen some amazing fish net type creations hanging from a corner in a child’s room before. Stuffed toys are thrown up into the net by the kids and taken out by the parents. There are also some neat fabric mesh baskets which can be hung lower, which kids can access themselves.
  • Fabric baskets – I make the cutest fabric baskets which both my children use to store their toys in. The colours are gorgeous and can match any décor, making them the perfect child’s room accessory too.
  • Under the bed – it’s amazing what you can stash under the bed. Depending on how much room there is, you can either place toys in boxes or even fabric bags under it.
  • On the wall – there are some brilliant toy car storage shelves I’ve seen around. Being able to display their toy cars can be an incentive to keep them nice and tidy too! Here’s a great article which explains how one dad repurposed a shoe rack into a car wall garage.

What other ways have you solved the toy storage problem at your home? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment below. Make sure you also head over and order your Cute Cuddles fabric toy storage baskets today too!