For Spring Organization (Part 1), I shared my favorite storage solutions for music/movies and for my “catch-all” craft closet. This week, I am sharing our storage solutions for seasonal decorations and TOYS!
Laundry Room Bins: Seasonal Decorations
I love having our house decorated seasonally, but I don’t love spending a lot of time or money to do so! I usually only make a few simple switches to go from season to season (with the exception of Christmas, for which I have multiple bins of decorations in our garage!). For simple spring, summer, and fall switches, I have galvanized metal buckets stored above our cabinets in our laundry room. I only have to access each bin once a year.
If you have children at home, you know the struggle! Toys can very quickly get out of hand. I try to keep most of the toys in my children’s bedrooms, but I also want them to have access to toys throughout the house. First up: storage in the children’s rooms.
Children’s Rooms: Under The Bed
In my son’s room, I have placed some fabric bins that he can fill with his toys, and easily scoot in and out from under his bed. Most of these toys are small and plastic – dinosaurs, action figures, animals, cars, etc.
Children’s Rooms: Stuffed Animal Storage
My daughter has a serious love for stuffed animals. Most of them have names, and she plays with them often- they do not sit still in her room. So, I have come up with 3 different storage solutions for her huge stuffed animal family so that she can access them easily and clean them back up!
Small stuffed animals: Hanging Shoe Organizer
For her small stuffed animals, we hung a fabric shoe organizer on the back of the door to her bedroom.
Medium stuffed animals: IKEA scarf holder
I purchased this IKEA scarf holder on Amazon for her medium-sized stuffed animals. I placed the scarf holder on the floor, and then filled it up with the stuffed animals.
Then, I hung the scarf holder up in the left side of her closet. All of her hanging clothes fit on the right side.
Now she can access stuffed animals and books in her closet, and we can shut the closet door to keep all of that visual clutter hidden (for my sanity).
Large stuffed animals: Painted Utility Baskets
Moving on to large stuffed animals – we used laundry baskets that I spray painted with a bright accent color. This was a quick project that made a big difference.
Living Room Toy Solutions
As my children have graduated from baby toys to big-kid toys, I have found a way to keep the toys in the main living area of the house and yet hidden from sight. I love these hyacinth baskets that have held up well over the years, even with rough treatment.
Large Furniture with Drawers
This armoire previously held a tv, but now it holds a pirate ship and toys! It is very easy to open and access toys, and then close and hide toys.
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