Mazen’s closet has been a dumping zone for toys since we moved in. His clothes are all folded in drawers except for a few jackets, so we have used his closet to store all of his toys. Talk about a mess! And a lot of wasted space. And as you might imagine, a lot of those toys were neglected due to being hard to reach.
For months I debated having shelves built that would stretch across the back wall and really maximize the space, but the cost and commitment of that had me procrastinating. I got a burst of energy one day and decided to do something about it, so I took the easy way out and drove to Target for a $44 cube storage piece.
It took me about an hour to assemble the whole thing, but once I did – man did it make a difference!!
Trucks now have parking garages, and cubes hold smaller toys like play animals, his tool set, puzzles and more.
To the right, we have a basket of more smaller trucks and his hats and backpack on hooks. I hung his coats on hangers for more space down below.
The top shelf still holds more toy sets that I will get down and rotate through as needed.
While we’re on the topic of toy storage, here are some more spots for them –
Books in the crate (and extras in a tub in the garage) –
Soft toys in a Land of Nod bin –
Fire station out in the open –
And favorite figurines and small toys in these bins –
Of course there are more toys in the basement and some outside as well, but these are the primary spots.
Mazen loves his new closet and so far, he likes tidying up as well! Tell me your best toy storage tips – or better yet share some pics!