26 Ways to Organize Toys in Small Spaces

With a tiny (closet-sized) playroom, I struggle constantly with how to organize toys in small spaces.

And with all the toys that we have, it’s important to me to be able to  organize toys cheap so that it’s easy on my pocketbook. These solutions are just what I needed to clear out the clutter and keep toys from taking over our home!

26 Ways to Organize Toys in Small Spaces

26 Ways to Organize Toys in Small Spaces

Do It Yourself Projects

Do-it-Yourself  Projects

Forward-facing bookshelves are a perfect way to utilize space behind a door, via Tried and True.

Bag up your kids’  toys with  an easy organization project from Make It Perfect.

Make a Lego storage stool to keep blocks  off the floor and put away, via Kids Activities Blog.

Build  a flip down wall art desk  with this project by Ana White.

Keep costumes put away using PVC pipes with this simple project from The Nerd’s Wife.

Make a stuffed animal swing with this project from It’s Always Autumn.

Create a LEGO storage mat with these easy instructions from Kids Activities Blog.

Sew a custom over-the-door Barbie organizer, just like A Girl and a Glue Gun.

Use pegboards to hang large toys — like construction trucks — off the ground, via Apartment Therapy.

Tips and Advice for Organizing Toys

Tips and Advice for Clearing Out the Clutter

Maximize wall space  to keep toys organized in a small space with these hacks from  From Faye.

This closet makeover from Kids Activities Blog offers some easy tips when you’re ready to organize toys in small spaces.

Regulate how many toys your child can play with  at a time using this  toy organization hack  from Dallas Moms Blog.

Keep your house organized with kids with advice from fellow moms, via Kids Activities Blog.

Cover  cluttered bookshelves  with this hack from Plumberry Pie.

Use photos of your child’s toys to label storage boxes, via Family Ever After.

Repurpose Household Items

Repurpose  Household Items

Use laundry baskets to keep toys off the floor, and other great tips from Beauty Through Imperfection.

Let them keep their treasures (and you keep the playroom organized!) with this genius idea from Kids Activities Blog.

Use a magnetic strip to store toy cars. Genius tip from Design Dazzle.

Hang craft supplies on a towel rack using cups with this hack from Attempting Aloha.

Utilize gaps under the bed with this great tip from That’s My Letter.

Use a shoe storage bag to organize small toys by color, via Kids Activities Blog.

Create storage bench seating with an easy DIY from I Heart Organizing.

Make a stuffed animal cage using a bookcase with this idea from The Griffiths Garden.

Turn crates into seating and storage with this project from The Boutons.

Hang a bookcase on the wall to display toy trains, via Green Kitchen.

Repurpose  flower planters to store stuffed animals on the walls with this project from Mommy of Two Little Monkeys.

And don’t miss 15 Kid-Tested Ideas to Organize Toys.

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  1. kids love to play, and parents will see the haphazard room with enormous toys. The hardest thing after playing is to sort toys. It’s become an impossible mission. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas for kids toy storage in a small space. I thinks you viewer can also get ideas to visit this site-http://www.babescare.com

  2. You have some great ideas! I especially like the stuffed animal swing and the “over the door barbie organizer.” I am going to use some of your ideas for my inventory of products at http://www.toychests.com. Thank you so much for sharing!

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