Toy Storage Ideas: How to Stop Them Taking Over Your Home
23rd June 2022
Small people take over. It’s a fact.
From dominating the way you live your life to how your home looks, the impact children have on adult life is seismic.
Below, we have a few toy storage ideas and solutions to stop small people (and their swathes of toys) from taking over your home.
1. Kallax units
These little lifesavers allow tons of toys to be stored and hidden from sight, giving every parent a quick fix of relaxation. Most are aesthetically pleasing and do not look out of place in living rooms, bedrooms, and other parts of the house. Concealing the toys and accessing them quickly works for all parties (especially the little people). Longer term, these units could even be used to store everyday items that aren’t toys – so there’s a functional use beyond.
2. Storage boxes
Whilst similar to Kallax units, plastic storage boxes can be used for much more than just toys. You can utilise them for clothing, bedding, towels, even curtains. This is great for seasonal items as well as those things that small people grow out of and you want to keep for the next child. These wouldn’t be as accessible on a daily basis like the Kallax units, but stored away in an attic, garage, or storage unit.
There are some fantastic options for the home when it comes to benches with built-in storage. Whether the bench is for the kitchen, dining room, living room, hall, or bedroom, utilising the interior of benches for storage space is a genius space-saving idea. Aside from toys, this is a really good way of managing shoes in the porch area.
4. Being ruthless
This may seem like an obvious one, but the way you sort your toys can help you be more effective with managing the volume. From having specific storage units for specific toys to being clear about when a toy is no longer being used, managing the load of toys – so that you don’t get taken over – is vitally important. If toys are not being used or there is no room for them, you can make an informed decision on getting rid of them and affording it to those small people who can enjoy them.