How To Organize Toys: 10+ Creative Ideas For Parents

Why read: If you’re looking for simple and creative ways on how to organize toys, this list will give you some great ideas. 


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You dread entering your child’s room due to it being in a constant mess.

Your child refuses to do any independent play because he can’t find anything in his room.

No matter how many times you put your child’s toys away they’re out again and get scattered all over the house.

Quite often you just give up, leave the toys out and try to function in the mess.

The thing is you can’t function in the mess. All this chaos annoys and irritates you, hinders your ability to think and feel good about yourself. 

Sounds familiar? 

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How to Organize Toys in a Creative Way

While you think that your child’s whole room needs a makeover – and that certainly might be true – you can start with small steps today

All of these tips will give you creative ideas on how to organize toys even if you don’t have much space. 

And if you think you don’t have time to organize your kid’s toys, remember this.

It takes time to make time!

Imagine how much more you could get done if your kids had an organized room. With an easy toy organization system in place, they can tidy up on their own and find everything they need to play independently.

The only regret you’ll have is that you haven’t started it sooner! 

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Sew a DIY Storage Ottoman 

This easy to sew DIY storage ottoman is the perfect addition to your living room. You can store away the kid’s toys and stuffed animals and you can customize the ottoman anyway you want.

Keep Lego Kits Organized

Legos are so much fun and a great way for kids to learn, but they are messy! Keeping track of separate Lego kits is even more daunting. Use this method to empower your kids to help you keep their Lego kits organized.

Organize and Downsize Toys and Games

Whether you’re short on space or simply looking to declutter your home, a great place to start is to organize and downsize toys and games. This works perfectly well when moving from one small space to another. 

Create Toy Bin Storage with Cut Files 

Make it way easier for your child to find toys and books by creating a toy bin storage labeling system. Check out the Sew Simple Home’s instructions and free download of the label cut files to start with your own homemade labeling. 

Use Under Bed Space for Storage

Take charge of the unused storage space under kids’ beds with easy Ikea-hacked under bed storage drawers. It’s the perfect spot to store stuffed animals, dress-up clothes, books, etc.

Put a Toy Rotation System in Place 

Use this system to rotate toys regularly, including holiday toys to keep your toddler engaged and toys organized. These helpful tips will save your sanity when dealing with your kid’s toys.

Tame the Playroom Chaos with Simple Bin System

Transform a closet into a toy storage center with a simple and flexible bin system. It’s especially great for sets of smaller toys. Plus you get a stylish looking design!  

Color Code Legos

This is another great way to organize all the legos. It will take you some time to separate all pieces by color but when this is done, your child will love his new color-coded lego system. 

Make Super Hero Toy Jars 

Use this super creative way to store all those small sets of toys that don’t have a particular place to go. Your kid will love how cute and fun his little toy jars look! 

Use These Smart Hacks to Declutter Your Child’s Room

If your home is way too cluttered with toys, check out these three smart ways to organize all those toys. And finally, get back some of the space in your home.

Organize Art Supplies with a Simple Caddy

When your child’s stash of art supplies begins to grow, you want to find an easy way to keep it all contain. This cute art caddy will make it so easy to dive into your art projects and clean up the mess afterward. 

Create Autism-Friendly Playroom 

Sort and store toys according to category (such as all animals together, all legos together, etc.) in bins with labels. This makes it easier for your child to find items and help with clean up!

Teach Your Child to Manage Toy Clutter

You can have an organized space that your kids can maintain if you have a bookshelf, totes, and racks. Just make a habit of going through things and helping your kids get rid of stuff they don’t need or use anymore. And you will be on your way to a well-organized room and a whole lot less toy clutter!


One Last Thing 

Whether your child’s room needs a major makeover or you’re just looking for some simple ways to de-clutter, these tips and hacks will give you ideas on how to organize toys. Especially when you’re on a budget! 

Dedicate some time for creating a space your child will love playing in and you’ll stop dreading entering your little one’s playroom 😉 

Your Turn

Do you have any other tips on how to organize toys? Please share with us in the comments! 

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How To Organize Toys: 10+ Creative Ideas For Parents

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