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16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff

Here are some fun, creative and unique ideas to keep toys, crafts and clothes organized and in one spot.

By Melissa Wannamaker
16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff

Over-abundance

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.

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: iStockphoto

Jar it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Room to Bloom

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Box it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Childhood 101

Shelve it

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.

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Spoonful

Rack it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Heather J's Life

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Hang it

For your tween or teen girls, a painted spice cabinet makes a perfect place to store make up, nail polish and accessories. Just add some hooks to the bottom front, and they can hang lots of chunky jewelry, too.

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: The La Dee Dah

Pail it

Never underestimate the power of the bucket. Hung on hooks and brackets, the simple bucket can store everything from magazines to Lego.

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: The Land of Nod

Spin it

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.)

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: The Craft File Box

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Bag it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Freshly Pieced

See it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Our Wee Family

Sort it

Ikea to the rescue for this Lego collection. This system is made up of two Ikea Trofast cabinets with bins. Mod Podge some labels in coordinating colours — and consider the blocks organized!

Get the instructions here: I Heart Organizing

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Hutch it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Susir Dahl

Hang it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Crate Paper Blog

Rack it again

Wall-mounted spice racks work perfectly for front-facing children’s books. They can be attached to walls and doors at child’s height, or the sides of dressers and end tables for nighttime reading.

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Domestic Simplicity

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Stack it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Snapware

File it

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

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Lowes

Pull it

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?

16 of our best storage ideas for kids' stuff Photo: Cory Connor Designs

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More organization tips!

30 days to an organized home Within a month, your house will be organization central. Try these 30 simple tips!

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This article was originally published on Jan 09, 2016

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