No matter how many storage cubes, bins, and baskets I buy, the toys always seem to win. There will be legos on the stairs, bath toys in bedrooms, and doll shoes everywhere. I don't feel like my kids have an insane amount of toys, it's just the ones they do have are really hard to contain. Yeah, that 100-piece food set? Not a good idea. But before throwing in the towel completely, I decided to do one last search to help corral the fun, and it turns out there are some cute storage options for toys that really do seem to get the job done.
The key, it seems, is finding those elusive storage systems that delight both you and your kiddo. The cute metal milk crates that I was pumped to use to store My Little Ponies and accessories didn't quite elicit the same response from my 3-year-old. Yet, the storage bin she would go nuts for doesn't fit into my home aesthetic either. I like whites and neutral tones, and she likes purples and pinks.
If this sounds all too familiar, here are 10 whimsical storage options that parents and kids can both agree on. And here's to winning the toy battle one day at a time.