Toy Storage Options

Upon returning from Christmas with our families in Michigan, we had a new first world problem, where to put all the toys.  There are just so many toys!  Lucky for me and other OCD moms out there, there are lots of toy storage options.  Here are my personal requirements for toy storage.  First, they have to be aesthetically pleasing, for me that means no plastic.  Instead I opt for more natural materials, sea grass, jute or raffia.  Second, I prefer baskets that have structure, without being completely rigid, so I also shy away from hard wicker.   Next, my favorite baskets are big, but not giant.  Anything hamper size is too big for me.  My ideal dimensions are roughly 18" long by 12" deep by 12" high.  Finally, as you accumulate more toys and thus more toy storage, keep a consistent look and feel to the options you choose.  You can mix and match, but keep similar elements, such as material or color and when you mix and match buy in multiples.  You create a more cohesive look if you have several of each basket organized in a visually pleasing way.    A few of my favorite places to look for storage include Land of Nod, PB Teen, PB Kids, The Container Store and of course, Target and Home Goods. Below are a couple styles and combinations that work well together. 


CASUAL & COLORFUL

Toy Storage

NATURAL & MINIMAL

Toy Storage

CLEAN & CLASSIC

Toy Storage
Toy Storage Options

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Casual & Colorful: 1 / 2 / 3

Natural & Minimal: 4 / 5 / 6

Clean & Classic: 7 / 8 / 9


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