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The best toy storage ideas

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



Hanging toy storageThese 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


Princess toy boxAn 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


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



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



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,



Toy box table

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,

Drawstring bag toy storage

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,

Ikea toy storage

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,

Toy box and seat

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. 

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. 

Bedside storage pouch

Sick and tired of the mountain of cuddly toys growing on your tots 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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Georgia Aspinall is senior features writer at Grazia UK, formerly at The Debrief. She covers news and features across women's health and fitness, sex and relationships, real-life stories, travel and politics.

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