Eliminate clutter by organizing kids’ toys on a budget with these cheap and easy toy storage ideas.
This collection of ideas features clever and budget-friendly DIY ideas that are practical. From DIY stuffed animal organization to Lego organization ideas, there are plenty of creative DIY organization ideas for both girls and boys. These toy storage solutions will help keep your children’s toys organized and allow you to quickly store and clean them up.
Whether you are looking to organize small or big toys, there are ideas for all types of toys, spaces, and budgets. There are tons of cheap and easy organization ideas for small spaces that utilize extra storage space, such as wall space and vertical space.
These organizing ideas will help you transform everyday items like baskets, bins, crates, trays, and dollar store finds into stylish and functional storage solutions. You will find plenty of projects that involve repurposing and upcycling things you already have!
Whether you have a tiny room or a whole playroom to work with, we’ve got ideas that will inspire you to get creative and organize those toys in every space. You will also find closet organization ideas, bedroom storage hacks, and DIY garage organization projects.
Girl Toy Storage Ideas
Birds Nest Toy Hammock from Shady Tree Diary
Over the Door Barbie Organizer from A Girl and Her Glue Gun
Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Cover from Come Together Kids
Easy Curtain Bookshelf from While They Snooze
Hanging Planter Stuffed Animal Toy Storage from DIY Inspired
Dollar Tree Drawer Organization for Figurines from Tidbits
Dress-Up Storage from Craftiness is Not Optional
American Doll Storage Solution from Serenity Now
Crate for Beanie Babies from Walnut Hollow Crafts
Easy Doll Clothing Rack (made with things around the house) from Lil Boo
Wire Basket Stuffed Animal Holder (source unknown)
Scarf Hanger for Small Stuffed Animals (source unknown)
Stuffed Animal Hammick and Basket Organizer from Bowdenisms
Toy Organizing Ideas for Boys
DIY Toy Cars Storage from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Lego Play Table for Kids from Our Wee Family
Swing DIY Hanging Stuffed Animal Storage from It’s Always Autumn
Mason Jars for Tiny Toys from Simplicity in the South
Magnetic Hot Wheels from Keeping Up With The Souths
Rolling Organization for Under the Bed from Liz on Call
Over the Door Nerf Gun Organizer from Moore Magnets
DIY Corner Cage from Down Redbud Drive
IKEA Lack Table with Plastic Bins from Censational Style
Over the Door Shoe Organizer Stuffed Animal Toy Storage Idea (source unknown)
Organizing Legos by Color Using Storage Bins from I Heart Organizing
DIY Hideaway Lego Tray from Thrifty Decor Chick
Lego Minifigure Storage Shelves from Jedi Craft Girl
Action Figures Storage from Organize and Decorate Everything
DIY LEGO Portable Multi-level Organizer from Raising Dragons
Upcycled Lego Head Jar from Organized 31
Lego Mini-Figure Storage from Clean and Scentisble
Bin Lego Organizers with Labels from Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Lego Kit Organization from The Homes I Have Made
DIY Toy Boxes from Pinterest
LEGO Storage Pick Up & Play Mat from Kids Activities Blog
DIY Matchbox Car Garage from A Lo and Behold Life
Nerf Gun Rack from She’s Crafty
Toy Bin Box with Cubby Shelves from Ana White
Amazon Toy Organizers
Books, Games & Craft Supplies Toy Storage Ideas
Hanging Shoe Organizer for Board Games from Joyful Homemaking
Pencil Case Puzzle and Game Piece Organizing from The Navy Stripe
Crayon Organizer from Sugar Bee Crafts
Dollar Store Trash Can Coloring Book Organizer (source unknown)
Playing Card Holders (source unknown)
Art Supplies Shoe Organizer from Laura’s Crafty Life
DIY Pails for Craft Supplies (source unknown)
small pails + hook metal rack
Easy DIY Behind-the-Door Book Organization from The Painted Hive
DIY Wood Crate Book Storage from Better Homes and Gardens
Rotating Craft Caddy for Markers from Reality Day Dreams
Over the Door Kids’ Craft Organizing from Cookie Nut Creations
IKEA Spice Rack for Books from Domestic Simplicity
Soap Box Organizers for Crayons from Shady Tree Diary
Hanging Wire Basket Book Holders (source unknown)
Garage and Outdoor Organization Ideas
Labeled Buckets for Toys from Domestic Charm
DIY Garage Pegboard from The Creativity Exchange
Ball Storage from Designed to Dwell
Easy Outside Sports Equipment Organization from I Heart Organizing
Garage Toy Storage Unit from Tidbits
Garage Toy Organizing Cubbies from I’m an Organization Junkie
Money-saving tip: you can also get stackable bins and zip ties at Dollar Tree
Other Organization Ideas
DIY Storage Shelving from Home Talk
Bath Toy Organization Using Plastic Tubs from The Inspired Home
Play Room Organization using Clear Totes from Mamma Bear Says
Play-Doh Carousel from Extreme Couponing Mom
Money-saving tip: You can get these coffee pod organizers at thrift stores; I see them all the time there.
Crate Organization Using Cup Hooks from Reality Day Dream
Organizational Baskets Under Shelving (source unknown)
S hooks + dollar tree baskets
Rolling Organizer from The Heathered Nest
Fabric Storage Buckets from Melly Sews
Clear Toy Storage Bags with Drawstrings from Make It Love It
DIY Toy Cube Shelves Storage from Shanty 2 Chic
Wood Crate Toy Organizing from Smart School House
Toy Closet Organization from Boxwood Clippings
Labeled Bins for Bath Toys from Blue I Style
Toy Storage FAQs
The best way to store toys is to combine functionality with simplicity! Here are a few top picks:
Bins and Baskets: They’re perfect for quick clean-ups and can be labeled or color-coded for different types of toys. Choose clear bins for easy visibility or woven baskets for a stylish look.
Shelving Units with Cubbies: These are great for organizing and displaying toys. You can use different cubbies for different toys, making it easy for kids to find what they want.
Wall-Hanging Storage: Think hanging baskets, wall-mounted bins, or magnetic strips for metal toys. These are excellent space savers.
Under-Bed Storage: Roll-out drawers are perfect for storing toys under the bed. It’s a clever way to use space that’s often overlooked.
Over-the-Door Organizers: These are great when you are short on space and need to organize many small items like Legos, Barbies, plushies, etc.
Organizing a large amount of toys might seem daunting, but with a few clever strategies, you can easily manage the clutter:
Categorize the Toys: Start by sorting toys into categories like educational, stuffed animals, building blocks, etc. This makes it easier to decide which storage solution works best for each category.
Use Multi-Purpose Furniture: Furniture like ottomans with storage or benches with built-in compartments serve multiple purposes – storage, seating, or playing surface.
Toy Chests: They can hold a large number of toys and can add to the room’s decor.
Implement Rotating Toy Bins: Not all toys need to be always available. Rotate toys in and out of storage to keep things fresh and manageable.
Label Everything: Labels will help everyone know where things belong.
Maximize Vertical Space: Use walls for shelves, hooks, and hanging organizers.