The best toy storage ideas to keep things tidy

by Georgia Aspinall |

Not being able to remember what your house looked like before your little one came along is a common parenting problem. Whether the toys are scattered around the living room or all over the floor of your baby's bedroom, stepping on LEGO is now a part of your day-to-day life.

Finding fun, creative and practical toy storage is essential if you want to keep your house looking stylish yet child friendly. Luckily, we've done some research so you don't have to, and come up with these great toy storage ideas for your home.

Best toy storage ideas

3 Sprouts Walrus Bath Toy Storage

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![DesRes Walrus Bath Toy Storage]({:target=_blank :rel=nofollow noopener}From the wonderful team at 3 Sprouts this adorable walrus will make keeping the bathroom tidy much easier. Asking your little one to pop their toys in the walrus' mouth and seeing them fill its belly will have your toddler convinced cleaning away their toys is a fun game. As well as looking cute, the walrus can easily be attached to the side of bath or bath tiles with the adjustable suction cups, leaving you to have some toy-free me-time!

Review: "Arrived in good time and nicely packaged. Looks great in our small bathroom. I was worried it wouldn't store many toys but it really does hold a lot. The hook attached easily to the tiles and is incredibly strong. (I have hung the bath anti-slip mat and even the bath support from it too without it coming off the wall!). Very glad I bought it and not a cheaper looking net thing."

Mesh Hanging Basket

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![Hanging toy storage]({:target=_blank :rel=nofollow noopener}These cute and practical mesh hanging baskets can be stuffed full of toys or neatly used to display your little one's choice favourites. Collapsible when not in use, these hangers are an ideal, cheap solution to a fast-growing toy collection.

Review: "I brought these for my toddlers' room as teddies are taking over her bed. Have the purple one up so far and although smaller than expected they hold a lot. Doubt would hold large teddies, but she has lots of little and medium ones. I used my own suction pad to fix it against the wall (you don't get any fixtures with it but easy to hang) Lovely colours and holding well so far. Would recommend."

3 Sprouts Raccoon Storage Bin

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Another one from the 3 Sprouts, this adorable storage basket is a great option for your little one's nursery. Make filling the basket a game and you'll find the nursery is tidier in no time. The best part? Made from cotton, the basket can easily be folded down when not in use.

Review: "Love this, just perfect for my little girls toys & fits loads in & good quality."

Munchkin Bath Toy Scoop

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![Munchkin toy scoop]({:target=_blank :rel=nofollow noopener}A quick and easy way to remove all those bright toys from your tot's bubble bath, this clever scoop-shaped gadget can be unhooked from the wall and used to pick up toys in a flash. What's more, the holes in the bottom of the scoop allow the water to drain out, reducing mould and mildew from your tot's favourite toys.

Review: "My kids love this bath toy tidy. My toddler especially loves to pour all the toys out of it before his bath and enjoys scooping them all back in after. It’s so easy and the adhesion strips are really strong, it’s been up for a few weeks now directly below the shower head and isn’t showing any sign of unsticking."

Pirate Toy Box

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You can't have a list of toy storage ideas without the old faithful toy box. There's a reason they've been around for years as a toy storage idea; there's no easier clean-up than having your little one put everything into their favourite treasure chest. Making their toy box part of playtime will help ease your child into cleaning away their toys. With plenty of different designs to choose from, these wheelable crates are a must.

Review: "Excellent product. Bought for our grandson, who is into pirates and treasure! Loves it!. Good quality. Fast and efficient service from the supplier. The wheels on the bottom are very handy as you only need to push the box, no need lift."

Mr Bear Book Cart, £40,

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This adorable book cart will be a great toy when your little one starts pulling around everything in sight. Not only will your child look super cute collecting all their toys in this wheeled cart, but it's also a great way to encourage a love of reading (fingers crossed).

Review: "Such a sweet little cart - bought the fox one. It arrives flat packed but is very simple to put together and perfect to store books downstairs in the lounge without needing a bulky book storage option! Lovely illustration too."

Ikea Trofast Storage System, various prices,

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Simple and practical, this storage system will look stylish in your baby's nursery and do its job at the same time. Take a trip to the IKEA  website and check out their various ranges and colours of Trofast systems, they're fuss-free and look nice and clean in a nursery.

Review: "Bought this for holding all my grandson's toys. Big deep boxes. Looks good in their room. Would recommend"

DIY toy storage ideas

If you're in the mood for a bit of DIY or upcycling of things you already have in your home, there are loads of different ideas and hacks you can steal for your own home toy storage below.

The queen of organisational hacks, Marie Kondo, shared this brilliant idea of using over the door shoe hooks to store dolls in!

Sticking with the pockets idea, this pouch storage hack is great if you're handy with the sewing machine! Plus your child could even choose their own fabric making it match perfectly with their bedroom. These pouches can be tied neatly to the side of the bed and also mean that your child's favourite book and bedtime bear is easy to reach. Credit: SewCanShe Daily Sewing Tutorials.

Sick and tired of the mountain of cuddly toys growing on your tot's bed, but can't bring yourself to say goodbye to any of those adorable cuddly toy faces? This organisational hack is a great place to store all those teddies! Credit: Down Redbud Drive.

Who doesn't love repurposing a good old cardboard box? This DIY toy box not only means there's less cardboard stacking up in the recycling bin, but it also means your kids can get creative for a couple of hours painting it!

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