If you’ve ever padded around your child’s bedroom barefoot, tidying up quietly whilst they sleep, and then stepped on a rogue piece of Lego, you’ll know how crucial good toy storage is. The never-ending array of books, toys, jigsaws, games and dressing up equipment litters every child’s bedroom, and it only gets worse as they grow. Creating clever, practical storage that the child can access easily is imperative in designing a space that works for both them and you. Don’t be afraid to experiment, and to talk to your child about what they need in order to keep their toys organised, although many will just want them strewn across the floor; that’s the easiest access after all!
#1 Basket Storage
Basket storage is stylish and adds something fun yet practical to most kids’ bedrooms or even the playroom. Baskets are great for toy storage; keep toys streamlined and organised. They’re also a great way to encourage the children to clean up after themselves too.
#2 Keep it Bespoke
Toy storage requirements change quite quickly as the children grow so creating bespoke storage that works for you and your family is imperative. Keep it simple and bear in mind that it needs to adapt to the changing needs of a growing child, and ever-present books and toys. Make sure pieces are within reach of the child, keeping books low down, and boxes labelled.
Speaking of labelling storage, there’s nothing better than a few personalised items to encourage your child to tidy up after themselves. Bags, sacks or chests, in a playroom or behind the sofa, labelled for each of your children, will persuade them to keep their treasures safely stored until the next time they are needed.
#4 Pretty and Practical
Toy storage doesn’t have to be dull, and it certainly doesn’t have to be made up of a stack of plastic boxes from the DIY store. Make your storage part of your interior design. Add pretty or funky pieces to walls and the floor that double up as storage for books or treasured possessions, Keep the plastic boxes for the cupboard or under the bed.
#5 All Grown Up
As they grow they might not need space for lego, but tweens and teens still have a need for good storage. Whether it’s for crafting collections, robot model kits or their collection of board games. Keep providing good storage solutions in their bedrooms and you might just help them create a clutter free room. Well, we can but dream!
Whatever kind of storage you like to use in your home, we’ve got a great selection over on our website. So, what kind of toy storage do you have for your children? And what is your favourite at the moment? Let us know on Facebook!