Jumpstart Your Day: 4 DIY Storage Ideas for Your Kids' Essentials

Separate the toys from the books and keep your space clutter-free with these projects


Teaching your kids where to place their toys is a first step to teaching them about keeping all of their things organized. Aside from having a cabinet where all their toys and books are kept, you may also want to add extra storage solutions in the different areas of the house.

Here are easy projects that you can do to keep your little ones' things neat and in place. You may even involve them in the whole process!

Main photos from: Domestic Charm and Curbly.

Lego Toy Box

Craft a storage box that your kids will surely love. Inspired by a giant lego piece, you can use the finished project to keep toys and other essentials organized.

Where you can place it: The bedroom

Photo from Curbly.

Personalized shoe bins

An affordable way to create extra storage for your kids' items is by turning plastic shoe bins into personalized containers for toys, kids's shoes, and other materials. As seen in the photo, the bins were used to separate and store crafting materials. You may opt to create boxes per child or group like items together.

Where you can place it: In the living area

Click here for the complete guide.

Photo from The Happy Housie.

Metal Buckets

If your kids love to play outdoors, chances are they have toys that have dirt and mud that you don't want to have inside the house. Solve this problem by having a special "toy station" by your door where they can leave their toys. You may use metal buckets placed on an open shelf for this purpose. Label them accordingly so your kids will know where to place and get their toys.

Where you can place it: In the garden or by the entryway

Click here to learn more.

Photo from Domestic Charm.

Fabric Covered Storage Bins

Aside from keeping your children's things organized, these storage bins can also serve as instant accents. How about adding interesting patterns, prints, and fabric? To make this an even more personal project, you may let you child choose the pattern or design that he or she prefers.

Where you can place it: In the bedroom

Click here for the complete guide.

Photo from It's Always Autumn.


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