Here are 25 Genius Ways to Organize Toys so you can decrease pick up time, increase toy storage and have calm comfortable rooms…even with toys! I love that these ideas to organize toys come from REAL homes with REAL kids which means that these ideas for toy organization could work for you too.

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Ideas to organize toys that really work!

Small Toy Organization Ideas

Playrooms are great for keeping toys in one room, but even then it can look like a hot mess!

Large toys can easily go into a toy box. Small toys…not so much. And I don’t know about your kids, but my kids will dump every bin trying to find all their small toys.

So, this prompted me to quickly find many useful small toy organization ideas.

Related: DIY Toy Storage ideas that will change your home

A lot of these ideas can be done with things you have around the house or can be found at many stores. For things that are not as readily available, we can help you find them!

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Best Toy Organization Ideas that Work in REAL Homes

1. How To Store Small Toys

Wanting to know how to store small toys? We love this idea from Practical Mommy to store small toys inside larger ones to save a ton of space in the playroom!

2. Ways To Organize Cards

Organize toys with a soap box to keep game cards like skip-bo junior
Keep your game cards in a soap container.

Does your family love card games? If so, I’m sure you’re looking for ways to organize cards so they stop getting lost and torn. Keep card games organized in a travel soap box with this tip from Shady Tree Diary.

3. Baby Wipe Container Uses

Organize toys with baby wipe containers- blocks and strings in a blue baby wipe container with white background
Keep smaller toys in baby wipe containers.

Am I the only one who didn’t know all the baby wipe container uses? How cute is this hack from Homemaking to repurpose baby wipes containers to hold your child’s crayons, magnets, Legos, toy soldiers and more?!

4. Lego Head Storage Container

Organize toys with yellow container that looks like LEGO head toy with toy legos next to it
Make a LEGO head to store your LEGOs in!

Store your Legos in this Lego head storage container. Cornstarch canisters look just like Lego heads. Check out these DIY Lego cans from Organized 31!

5. Lego Storage

Organize toys- 37 ways to organize your LEGOS
Let’s look at all the genius ways to organize your LEGOs!

Speaking of Legos, do you have thousands of them, like we do? Here are 37 genius ideas for organizing Legos. These tips will save your sanity! I really don’t know what I’d do without our Lego storage. Legos hate feet.

6. Lego Mat

Toy organization- Text: make a lego pick up and play mat! LEGOs and boys on a mat playing
Make a fun LEGO mat kids can play on and use to store their Legos.

This Lego mat provides a convenient place to play, combined with a quick pickup method. It’s a winner! This can also be used for other toys as well like cars, blocks, dinosaurs, etc.

7. Star Wars Storage Bins

Toy organization that looks like beloved Star Wars characters in a bookshelf
This is my favorite toy organization idea!

Dress up fabric boxes with Addicted 2 DIY’s cute idea to use stencils and paint the boxes to match the theme of the room. These Star wars storage bins are the cutest!

Best Way To Organize Toys

Best way to organize toys with totes on the back of the chair, coffee can bins for toy cars, baskets on the wall for arts and crafts and books, and clear drawers.

8. Toy Storage Hacks

Puzzle pieces are always getting lost in our house. The Navy Stripe‘s idea to store puzzle pieces in zipper pouches for safekeeping is brilliant! Don’t forget to include a small picture of the completed puzzle for reference. Love this toy storage hack, it’s saved up so many puzzles.

9. How To Store Toys

Toy Organization- baskets holding toy cars on white background
You can use baskets and coffee cans to organize small toys.

Needing to know how to store toys that seem to be everywhere all the time? Coffee cans are just the right size for toy cars. Check out this smart idea from Preschool Toolkit!

10. Printable Labels

Teaching Mama‘s free printable toy bin labels are the best way to teach kiddos how to organize, and they make it fun! Plus, these printable labels also helps your child know where things are so they’re not just dumping out bins.

11. Under Bed Toy Storage

Toy organization labels with cars, animals, play food, and tools.
Free printable toy organization labels are a great way to label baskets you can’t see clearly.

Repurpose old drawers to hold toys with this tutorial from Liz On Call. They slide right under the bed, so that’s a huge bonus. I love this under bed toy storage. Pull them out when you need them, out of sight when you don’t.

12. Playroom Storage

Toy organization- table with car tracks and toy cars with baskets underneath
You can turn a coffee table into play storage!

Looking for some playroom storage? Convert a coffee table into a play table with this cute idea from I Heart Organizing. Add some chalkboard paint and bins to store train tracks and road pieces. The kids can even draw their own scenery!

13. Bath Toy Storage

Organize bath toys using baskets, shelves, and laundry baskets
There are so many different ways to organize and store bath toys.

Bath toy storage is a must if you still have kids that take baths. Does your bathroom look like a toy store exploded? One Crazy House has 15 ways to organize those bath toys once and for all.

Smart Ways To Organize Toys Every Day

Kids organization ideas with a toy car coffee table, red toy bins, stuffed animals chairs, and star wars bins.

14. Doll Clothes Storage

Put doll clothes in a shoe organizer with this smart hack from Overstuffed Life. Shoe organizers also work well for storing Barbie dolls! There are so many cute doll clothes storage ideas.

Do you have a basement? White House Black Shutters recommends keeping most of the toys down in the basement. It will help you keep the rest of the house organized.

15. Storage Hacks For Toys

Organize toys using rubber maid containers that are blue with label: groovy girls and baby supplies
These rubbermaid containers are a great way to organize toys.

I love these storage hacks for toys! These large Rubbermaid containers from The Real Thing with the Coake Family are stackable, and they have clear drop-down doors, so you can still access what’s inside even when they’re stacked.

16. IKEA Toy Storage

Organize toys with IKEA storage with a shelf in a bedroom
You can use IKEA storage to organize toys as well!

Yes, there is plenty of IKEA toy storage available. Get the plans from Shanty 2 Chic to build a toy shelf to coordinate with IKEA bins. It’s a gorgeous piece!

17. How To Display Stuffed Animals In Room

Organize toy with green cloth hammock with ribbons holding stuffed animals
How cute are these toy hammocks for stuffed animal organizing!?

Shady Tree Diary‘s toy hammocks are such a cute way to display stuffed animals, and they save valuable space in the toy box!

18. Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair

Organize stuffed animals with polka dot chairs stuffed with stuffed animals
Making a stuffed animal bean bag chair is a great way to organize stuffed animals.

Use this pattern from Thread Riding Hood to make stuffed animal bean bag chairs. Perfect for when your kids are too old to play with the stuffed animals, but still want to keep them for sentimental reasons!

Ways To Store Kids Toys

How to organize toys with a soap box, zoo box, and clear tubs.

19. Stuffed Animal Zoo

Build a stuffed animal zoo with this cute idea from The Keeper of the Cheerios. This could easily become a family heirloom piece that your children can pass down to their kids someday!

20. Montessori Toy Shelf

Toy organization with baskets and shelves with child playing.
Organize toys with baskets and without them so kids can reach their favorite toys easier.

We love this method of organizing toys into bins, and giving your child one at a time to play with, from Wildflower Ramblings. This Montessori toy shelf idea will not only will it cut down on clutter, but your kids won’t be nearly as bored with their toys when they’re not all available at the same time.

21. Back Of The Door Storage

Toy organization by using the back of doors to store stuffed animals
Use the back of doors for toy storage!

This back of the door storage is a brilliant hack from She Knows! You’ll need a few strong hooks and some large tote bags for this project, but it’s easy to implement.

22. Wall Basket Ideas

Toy organization with wire baskets filled with toys and craft supplies
Use wire backets to store toys easily for kids.

These wall basket ideas are the best. Hang wire office baskets on the wall for crafts supplies and lightweight toys with this idea from Home Lilys.

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