8 Clever Ways to Organize Your Kids' Toys

As a busy mom, toy clutter is my nemesis. I've found that the best way to tame the clutter is for everything to have its place and make sure the kids understand the storage system. This makes for an easier clean-up time. "Everything has its place, and everything is in its place" is my motto. Clean-up is smoother and faster and the the kids are more likely to help.

We've found ourselves drowning in toys lately with birthdays and holidays, but with spring cleaning around the corner, it's time to tackle the toy clutter. Here are 8 clever ways to organize those toys.

First, start by cleaning out the broken, outgrown or just not-played-with-anymore toys and donate or toss them. Then you can get a better idea of what toy organization options will work best for you.

Matchbox Cars


How cute is this magnetic toy storage option for matchbox cars! We found this idea via Keeping Up With the Souths. This keeps their cars and trucks on display so kids can find exactly the car they want without dumping out a whole bin of cars all over the room.

Barbie Dolls


These over-the-door shoe storage containers are a perfect and budget friendly option for Barbies and other small dolls and toys.

Board Games


Turn your board games into cute wall decor with this DIY tutorial from Consumer Crafts. This would be so cute for a playroom or family room.



Puzzles are always fun for a rainy day but they take up so much space in those big boxes. One Creative Mommy has a hack for saving space with her puzzle organization.

Garage Toys


Use painter's tape to make parking spaces for all those bikes, scooters and ride-on toys in the garage. Organizing Junkie even created picture labels for kids to show which vehicle goes in which spot.

Stuffed Animals


My kids have so many stuffed animals. This DIY stuffed animal zoo from The Thrifty Couple is a perfect and cute addition to a kid's room!

Nerf Guns


This nerf gun wall is a great and simple idea! Get the tutorial over at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Dress Up Clothes


Are you handy with some tools? Check out this cute dress up storage option from Craftiness Is Not Optional. It's simple but cute! This would work for princesses or super hero costumes!

What other ways have you found to organize your kids' stuff?

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Author: Catherine Murton

Catherine is an admitted Pinterest addict, Instragram-oholic and freelance writer. She's a proud military wife and mom of a creative daughter (8) and adventurous son (3). She enjoys spending her limited free time reading, photographing beautiful things and drinking coffee. She lives with her husband, kids, and 2 cats in the suburbs of Tucson, Arizona but loves to travel whenever she can! You can follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.

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