Finding storage that perfectly allows us to store all our children’s toys out of the way, without taking up too much room, can be a struggle. Even the storage itself can take up massive amounts of room, let alone the toys spread across your living room floor.
The simple answer to effective toy storage? Customisation. Creating your own unique storage solutions can help you expertly integrate toy storage into your home, without taking up too much space.
Self-storage providers, Storebox, take a look at some of the best ways you can DIY your way to amazing storage that works for you and your home.
Creating homes for stuffed animals
Stuffed animals seem to appear from nowhere, they are the most frequently given gifts at Christmas and on Birthday’s and they take up huge amounts of space.
Cuddly toys can be notoriously hard to store, they never stand up properly, they are prone to falling off shelves, beds and disappearing under beds. To create a secure home for them, take some cube shelving or any deep shelving units and attach 3-4 bungee cords to the front. This helps to keep the stuffed animals firmly in place, but easy to access when your kids want to play with them.
Reusing household items
You don’t have to head out to buy brand new storage solutions, regular household items can also be used to create unique and effective storage for toys.
Objects like outdoor hanging baskets, primarily created for plants and shrubs in the garden, can also be used indoors. Simply attach them to your playroom walls and use them as handy wall baskets for toys.
Creating pieces that perfectly fit your home
Mixing old and new together can also be a great way to create efficient storage. One way to do this is by using some cube storage that you may have already in your home and switching it up to create a piece of furniture that is multifunctional and fits perfectly in your home.
Simply turn your tall cube storage on its side and put cushions and other forms of padding on top, to create a comfortable bench with storage. These can be perfect for children’s bedrooms or playrooms, giving them a place to sit and play and a place to store their toys.
DIY toy storage has many different benefits, including saving money for those on a budget and helping to create storage that fits perfectly into your home and meets your specific needs. You can create a unique piece of storage that helps to display and store all of your children’s toys, without intruding on living space.