If your house is anything like ours, you practically need a separate room to store your child’s playthings.
Not many of us have that option (or the budget), so we've come up with some great options that are low cost and DIY to help organize your child’s playthings and craft supplies.
Make these whimsical jars with your child’s old animal toys, and corral those itty bitty craft supplies that are too small for their own bins.
Get the instructions here: Room to Bloom
Here's another great solution. Cover some large cardboard boxes in pretty paper and add knobs to create this dress-up closet.
Get the instructions here: Childhood 101
Have old skateboard decks? Save them (and use them for storage) by putting them on a bracket system for simple and adjustable shelves that really make a statement.
Get the instructions here: Spoonful
An old dish rack is perfect for keeping colouring books as well as pencils and markers within reach for the little ones.
Get the instructions here: Heather J's Life
Never underestimate the power of the bucket. Hung on hooks and brackets, the simple bucket can store everything from magazines to Lego.
Get the instructions here: Land of Nod
Glue some Dollar Store buckets to an inexpensive lazy Susan, and you have a craft supply carousel. (And no more fights over who is hogging the glitter.)
Get the instructions here: The Craft File Box
Although this DIY Lego bag-to-mat does require sewing, a no-sew version is easily accomplished with a no-fray fabric cut into a large circle.
Get the instructions here: Freshly Pieced
You can never go wrong with see-through plastic for Lego storage. Top it with a Lego mat tabletop, and you have a great place for children to dream and build.
Get the instructions here: Our Wee Family
Tweens mean organizing limbo; they're still playing with some toys yet old enough for floors covered in clothing. A painted hutch goes a long way for solving that dilemma. They offer lots of space for toys, music, games and accessories.
Get the instructions here: Susir Dahl
When in doubt, go to your kitchen for help. Cookie sheets can help in a pinch to organize your little ones' things.
Get the instructions here: Crate Paper Blog
Store craft supplies in portable containers like these. Three stackable compartments with removable dividers make storing and carrying a budding artist’s supplies easy.
Get the instructions here: Snapware
From beads to Barbie shoes, multi-drawer cabinets pack a lot of storage punch. If you can’t find one with see-through doors, you can always label each drawer for easy organization.
Get the instructions here: Lowes
Make a library cart on wheels with a wagon. The nice thing about wagons is they can accommodate even the largest story books. Plus, can storage get any cuter?
Get the instructions here: Cory Connor Designs
30 days to an organized home> Within a month, your house will be organization central. Try these 30 simple tips!Photo: iStockphoto
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