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.
2Pom Poms For Everyone
There's just something about pom poms that seem fun and festive, no matter how old you are. I love that these large, handmade baskets from Candelabra would be great for storing books and toys in any room of the house.
3Hang it Up
These cute hanging crochet toy baskets are great if you have limited floor space. I know my daughters would love tucking their dolls and stuffed animals into this little nest. Plus it serves as an impromptu game: kids can toss soft toys and try to get them in the hole.
4Pockets, Pockets, Pockets
This ingenious space-saving wall storage solution is handmade and comes in a variety of different colors, like salmon pink, dark blue, and olive green. It features 5 big pockets, perfect for getting all of those stray stuffed animals and books off the floor. Because it's up in plain sight, they'll actually probably love curating it.
5Engine No. 9
This giant fire truck toy chest also doubles as a stool for sitting on, so it offers an interactive play experience. The best part though, is that it is easily foldable so you can collapse it and store it when not in use.