The Best Plastic-Free Toy Storage
Being able to properly store your tot’s books, toys and clothes can save your sanity as well as the integrity of your décor. We have 9 incredible solutions that both parents and kids will love.
No matter the size or layout of your home, toys, jackets, books and shoes tend to trickle down stairs, through doorways and into our already bursting-at-the-seams corners.
Clutter and mess can make both parents and children feel anxious, distracted and overwhelmed, which is why it’s crucial to help your kids (and yourself) stay organized. As parents who like to look out for other parents, we’re sharing our ten favorite kids toy storage products!
Simple storage solutions promote independence
By providing simple storage solutions like baskets or shelving, kids can gain the independence needed to learn how to pack away themselves or find specific toys while having a play date. You’ll notice many of our favorite products have been designed to display books and toys, which makes it easier for kids to find what they’re looking for. Some even have integrated play spaces!
Rotating toys inspires engagement
The other great thing about finding effective toy storage solutions is that they can be used for you to rotate toys. It’s no secret that kids may play with something incessantly for a week only to grow tired of it and discard it into the abyss of their closet. One way we’ve kept our kids engaged is by rotating toys every four months or so. The return of a once-loved dollhouse sparks new interest and will bring nearly as much joy as getting a new toy!
Ready to get your tot’s toys sorted? Scroll down to see our top products!
The best toy storage solutions for kids
Nico & Yeye Toy Box Chest on Casters
Available in both sustainably-sourced walnut and maple hardwood and in a range of fun colors, the Nico & Yeye Toy Box Chest is easy for kids to roll around their rooms or drag outside to play! The best part: It’s UL-GREENGUARD Gold–Certified, meaning it’s been screened for over 10,000 chemicals and VOCs known to pollute indoor air and meets the rigorous chemical emissions standards of UL, a global independent safety science company.
Oeuf Toy Storage
We love Oeuf’s Toy Storage’s freestanding shelving, which has nine separate bins that can be tilted for display or positioned flat to store all of your tot’s favorite toys or art supplies. Once your tot is passed the toy stage of life, it can be used to organize hobby materials or even gardening tools.
Babyletto Dottie Bookcase
If you’re looking for a Montessori-inspired shelf, the Babyletto’s Dottie Bookcase is the answer! Designed to offer kids a minimal and easy to access space for their blocks, books, game sets and/or trophies, it works in any room of the house.
Lorena Canals Woody Basket
Handmade in India from sturdy cotton canvas, the chemical-free Lorena Canals Woody Basket is the machine-washable hamper you’ve been dreaming of! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to store dirty clothing, stuffed animals, sports gear (or your sanity), it’s an easy to love and durable option. And yes, it comes in loads of different colors.
Babyletto Tally Storage Bookshelf
Designed to be the perfect height for kids, the Babyletto Tally Bookshelf allows kids to store books with the cover out, which makes it super easy for them to find their favorite bedtime story at night. Modern and minimal, it’s something that can be passed down from sibling to sibling.
Olli Ella Luggy Basket
While the Luggy is a fantastic place to store toys, it’s also a toy itself! Suitable for use indoors and out, kids will love toting their beloved plush toys on backyard adventures or even wheeling their dirty clothing to the laundry room.
Pehr Happy Days Hamper
Nothing makes us happier than a freshly cleaned room! The Pehr Happy Days Hamper will bring joy and organization to any home.
Nursery Works Tree Bookcase
I know. We can’t handle the cuteness of the Nursery Works Tree Bookcase either! Available in a variety of colors, it adds functionality as well as a touch of whimsy to any room.
Little Colorado Toy Organizer
Designed to be at child height, this handy organizer allows you to keep toys and books in the one spot, while also being the perfect way to teach kids about tidying and putting away their belongings.