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The best toy storage ideas

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best toy storage ideas

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 round 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. 

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3 Sprouts Walrus Bath Toy Storage


DesRes Walrus Bath Toy StorageFrom the adorable 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 it's 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! 

Mesh Hanging Basket


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.

Liberty House Toys Princess Bench with Three Fabric Bins

An innovative 2-in-1 idea, these adorable toy box chairs will give your nursery some extra furniture while providing that all-important storage space thanks to the three canvas boxes. With plenty of co-ordinating items available, get the tool box ready! 

3 Sprouts Raccoon Storage Bin


Another one from the team at 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. 

Munchkin Bath Toy Scoop

£12.49 - RRP: £12.99

Munchkin toy scoopA 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 mold and mildew on your tot's favourite toys. 

Pirate Toy Box


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 wheelabe crates are a must. 

Mr Bear Book Cart, £40,

Mr Bear book cart

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, it's a great way to encourage a love of reading (fingers crossed). 

HelloHome StarBright Toy Box Table, £59.99,

Doubling as a table and a storage box, your little one can use this as a surface for playing and then neatly tuck away their toys when they're done. It will look adorable in the corner of their nursery. One great use? A crafts table with all their arts tools inside!

The Clever Baggers Drawstring Bags, from 43p,

Fuss-free and cheap, you can't beat a drawstring bag when you just want a practical storage space. Available in a number of different sizes and colours, you can even get super organised and bag toys into groups, to avoid that panic when your tot's favourite teddy goes missing. 

Ikea Trofast Storage System, various prices,

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

Plantabox Personalised Wooden Toy Box with Padded Lid, from £133,

We love this cute personalised box, giving you the option to design the perfect keepsake for your baby. Doubling as a stool as they grow up, this is bound to be one item you hang on to for years to come. 

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