Here are 25 Genius Ways to Organize Toys so you can decrease pick up time, increase toy storage and have calm comfortable rooms…even with toys! I love that these ideas to organize toys come from REAL homes with REAL kids which means that these ideas for toy organization could work for you too.
Small Toy Organization Ideas
Playrooms are great for keeping toys in one room, but even then it can look like a hot mess!
Large toys can easily go into a toy box. Small toys…not so much. And I don’t know about your kids, but my kids will dump every bin trying to find all their small toys.
So, this prompted me to quickly find many useful small toy organization ideas.
Related: DIY Toy Storage ideas that will change your home
A lot of these ideas can be done with things you have around the house or can be found at many stores. For things that are not as readily available, we can help you find them!
This post contains affiliate links.
Best Toy Organization Ideas that Work in REAL Homes
1. How To Store Small Toys
Wanting to know how to store small toys? We love this idea from Practical Mommy to store small toys inside larger ones to save a ton of space in the playroom!
2. Ways To Organize Cards
Does your family love card games? If so, I’m sure you’re looking for ways to organize cards so they stop getting lost and torn. Keep card games organized in a travel soap box with this tip from Shady Tree Diary.
3. Baby Wipe Container Uses
Am I the only one who didn’t know all the baby wipe container uses? How cute is this hack from Homemaking to repurpose baby wipes containers to hold your child’s crayons, magnets, Legos, toy soldiers and more?!
4. Lego Head Storage Container
Store your Legos in this Lego head storage container. Cornstarch canisters look just like Lego heads. Check out these DIY Lego cans from Organized 31!
5. Lego Storage
Speaking of Legos, do you have thousands of them, like we do? Here are 37 genius ideas for organizing Legos. These tips will save your sanity! I really don’t know what I’d do without our Lego storage. Legos hate feet.
6. Lego Mat
This Lego mat provides a convenient place to play, combined with a quick pickup method. It’s a winner! This can also be used for other toys as well like cars, blocks, dinosaurs, etc.
7. Star Wars Storage Bins
Dress up fabric boxes with Addicted 2 DIY’s cute idea to use stencils and paint the boxes to match the theme of the room. These Star wars storage bins are the cutest!
Best Way To Organize Toys
8. Toy Storage Hacks
Puzzle pieces are always getting lost in our house. The Navy Stripe‘s idea to store puzzle pieces in zipper pouches for safekeeping is brilliant! Don’t forget to include a small picture of the completed puzzle for reference. Love this toy storage hack, it’s saved up so many puzzles.
9. How To Store Toys
Needing to know how to store toys that seem to be everywhere all the time? Coffee cans are just the right size for toy cars. Check out this smart idea from Preschool Toolkit!
10. Printable Labels
Teaching Mama‘s free printable toy bin labels are the best way to teach kiddos how to organize, and they make it fun! Plus, these printable labels also helps your child know where things are so they’re not just dumping out bins.
11. Under Bed Toy Storage
Repurpose old drawers to hold toys with this tutorial from Liz On Call. They slide right under the bed, so that’s a huge bonus. I love this under bed toy storage. Pull them out when you need them, out of sight when you don’t.
12. Playroom Storage
Looking for some playroom storage? Convert a coffee table into a play table with this cute idea from I Heart Organizing. Add some chalkboard paint and bins to store train tracks and road pieces. The kids can even draw their own scenery!
13. Bath Toy Storage
Bath toy storage is a must if you still have kids that take baths. Does your bathroom look like a toy store exploded? One Crazy House has 15 ways to organize those bath toys once and for all.
Smart Ways To Organize Toys Every Day
14. Doll Clothes Storage
Put doll clothes in a shoe organizer with this smart hack from Overstuffed Life. Shoe organizers also work well for storing Barbie dolls! There are so many cute doll clothes storage ideas.
Do you have a basement? White House Black Shutters recommends keeping most of the toys down in the basement. It will help you keep the rest of the house organized.
15. Storage Hacks For Toys
I love these storage hacks for toys! These large Rubbermaid containers from The Real Thing with the Coake Family are stackable, and they have clear drop-down doors, so you can still access what’s inside even when they’re stacked.
16. IKEA Toy Storage
Yes, there is plenty of IKEA toy storage available. Get the plans from Shanty 2 Chic to build a toy shelf to coordinate with IKEA bins. It’s a gorgeous piece!
17. How To Display Stuffed Animals In Room
Shady Tree Diary‘s toy hammocks are such a cute way to display stuffed animals, and they save valuable space in the toy box!
18. Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair
Use this pattern from Thread Riding Hood to make stuffed animal bean bag chairs. Perfect for when your kids are too old to play with the stuffed animals, but still want to keep them for sentimental reasons!
Ways To Store Kids Toys
19. Stuffed Animal Zoo
Build a stuffed animal zoo with this cute idea from The Keeper of the Cheerios. This could easily become a family heirloom piece that your children can pass down to their kids someday!
20. Montessori Toy Shelf
We love this method of organizing toys into bins, and giving your child one at a time to play with, from Wildflower Ramblings. This Montessori toy shelf idea will not only will it cut down on clutter, but your kids won’t be nearly as bored with their toys when they’re not all available at the same time.
21. Back Of The Door Storage
This back of the door storage is a brilliant hack from She Knows! You’ll need a few strong hooks and some large tote bags for this project, but it’s easy to implement.
22. Wall Basket Ideas
These wall basket ideas are the best. Hang wire office baskets on the wall for crafts supplies and lightweight toys with this idea from Home Lilys.
More Organization Hacks & Ideas from Kids Activities Blog
Looking for more life hacks to get your family organized? We got you covered!
What are your best toy organization hacks? Comment below!