Today's toy storage containers include both decorative and practical options that can be used in nearly any room of the house and easily match your decor. Bookcases, storage bins with cubbies, and toy boxes can seamlessly blend into a family room, bedroom, or playroom. Having multiple toy storage options allows you to keep toys nearby and clutter at bay. Consider the following as you decide which storage type best fits your needs.
Can toy storage be multi-functional?
Bookshelves and cubbies are especially multi-functional. The shelves can store and display books, trophies, a prized stuffed animal, or any other sentimental items. And cubbies, when used with toy storage bins or baskets, keep small items organized and tucked out of the way. If detailed organization is key use separate bins to store a single type of toy - you can even choose specific bin colors to help younger children learn the art of organization. Toy boxes and toy benches offer quick seating solutions and some even come with padded seats or cushions for extra comfort. Traditional toy chests or benches with harder, flat surfaces can double as table space where kids can color or work on their favorite puzzle.
Do I have the option to personalize my toy organizers?
There are a number of toy boxes and bookcases that offer a personalization option. And as a child, there's something delightful about seeing your own name on a toy box. Personalization adds that special touch and is sure to be a well-received surprise if your plan is to make a gift of the toy storage. Another way to inject fun into toy organizing is to pick from one of the many available themes. Discover not-so-hidden treasure chests in the pirates and boats selection, or go on a safari with a storage bench or bookcase found in the jungle theme. You can even encourage learning with an alhpabet toy box where your child can practice their ABCs as well as practice their organizational skills.
Can I combine toy storage types?
Yes, you can absolutely mix and match toy storage - there's no wrong way to keep organized. Pair a toy chest with dress-up storage or surround a locker with a couple of cubbies. Remember to grab toy storage baskets, too! Wall storage units, found in our bookcases selection, are often the most versatile as you can keep them low to the ground while your kiddo is still little. Then, as your child grows, these stackable units can transform into vertical columns to save floor space and take advantage of their growing reach.
Is there toy storage that will grow with my child?
When looking for toy storage options that won't go out of style or fall out of favor as your child grows, material and color are going to be important considerations. Durable materials like wood and metal typically stand the test of time, and plastic is another reliable option to note. Themed toy boxes can be especially fun for little ones, but might seem out of place in your preteen's room. If the goal is to extend the life of your toy organizers, look to more neutral tones or patterns with subtle pops of color. A sturdy piece of storage furniture can easily transition from hiding playthings to organizing clothes and textbooks for years to come.
Take the work out of organization and keep toys under control with storage options that are versatile, fun, and most importantly, functional. Adding kids’ toy storage to any room is a great way to introduce responsibility and cleanliness when it comes to personal possessions. Get creative with themes or stick with the classic looks from your childhood. This useful piece of furniture is a worthwhile addition to any household.