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    27 Ridiculously Clever Storage Products For All Your Kids' Stuff

    A faux wood stool, a unicorn beanbag cover, a macrame bow holder and more ingenious solutions that make de-cluttering (almost) fun.

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    1. A nature-inspired tree trunk stool that looks so realistic no one will believe it's actually ~a storage bin in disguise~. Plus, it can hold kids or adults up to 220 lbs. Are you as *stumped* as I am by this clever invention?

    Reviewer's photo showing two tree trunk storage stools in a room
    Reviewer using the tree trunk stool as a storage bin with the lid open

    Promising review: "I was very pleased with this stool. It actually looks very good in person, just like the picture. Goes great with my son's treehouse theme in the playroom. He and his older cousins use it for a table more than they do to sit on, because it does sit up pretty tall (and he's over 3 feet tall). It stores A LOT; right now we have several Melissa & Doug dress-up costumes in ours. It's also very sturdy as a stool, I can sit on it without issue. However, the way you put it together is with a plastic ring in the top that is easy to take out, so if you have a young one who likes to take things apart, like me, you'll be putting this back together frequently, which is annoying." —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $29 (available in 15 styles).

    2. A pack of wall hooks made with real tree branches to hang toys, hats, headbands...or practically anything up to 96 oz, really. Hello, woodland-themed playroom.,

    Promising review: "Super cute in my woodland-themed nursery! Super easy to install as they come with 3M Command strips in the back. I don't hang anything super heavy on them but they seem like they'd hold up well if I wanted to hang moderate amounts of weight." —Ashley

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in three sizes).

    3. A double closet rod that'll let you hang your little one's clothes at eye level so they can independently dress themselves every morning — and actually like the outfit they're wearing (which is nothing short of a miracle, tbh).

    Reviewer's before photo showing their child unable to reach their clothes in the closet and after photo showing them able to reach after the double rod was installed

    The best part? There's no installation required — simply hang it from the top rod. 

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I was looking for. My 5- and 3-year-olds love dressing themselves but could not reach their clothes so this is the perfect solution. I like that it was all metal and there were no straps or ropes they could get tangled in. Seems durable and held a lot of clothes. I saw others that were adjustable and that would have been nice but this seems sturdy. Would recommend.." —LuvShping

    Get it from Amazon for $17.87.

    4. A macrame hair accessory holder if your child owns more bows than JoJo Siwa. This will show off their collection while looking overwhelmingly adorable on a wall.,,

    Promising review: "As a mom of twin girls...I find there's a lot of bows in this house. One of the twins in particular has become a fan of the big bows lately and they just take over. So, I bought this. We hang it inside their closet using a Command Hook and it's perfect! They can pick out a bow to go with their outfit every day and they're able to put their bows away all by themselves too (they're 4). I'm happy with the look, quality, and functionality." —megs

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    5. A roll keeper storage solution capable of holding 16 rolled-up shirts. It's especially great for any college student with a lot of t-shirts but not a lot of storage space in their dorm room.

    BuzzFeed Editor Mal Mower's photo of the roll keeper holding rolled up shirts
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is based in Kelso, Washington that specializes in simply storage solutions.

    Promising review: "Great quality, perfect for my daughter’s dorm." —Deanna 

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99 (available in four colors) or from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors and three sizes).

    6. A luxe padded ottoman that'll allow you to tuck toys away on the DL — and prevent your home from becoming a bright, primary-color-fueled eyesore.

    Reviewer's photo showing the dark grey ottoman decorated with cushions in their kid's playroom
    Reviewer's photo showing the dark grey ottoman at the foot of their bed
    Reviewer's photo showing the dark grey ottoman at the foot of their bed with the lid open to reveal toys

    Promising review: "So I had something like this in mind for the end of son's bed for storing extra toys. Similar products cost double the price so I was worried this would be cheap and flimsy. BUT, it so isn't! What a wonderful product. I'm super happy with it. The quality by far exceeded my expectations! Super easy to put together, I mean, all you have to do is unfold and put the bottom insert in. EASY PEASY! It adds such a nice feel to his room. I love that it doubles as a bench. My 4 and 6-year-old like to sit on it and watch TV. The fact that it opens up on both sides is really nice too. My son can easily find toys in there. But my favorite part about this is the fact that it looks so nice. For the price you can't beat it!"—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98 (available in 11 colors and two sizes and fabrics).

    7. A Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center for coralling all those school or art supplies that always seem to go missing when you need them the most. It's smartly designed with eight *removable containers* making it easy for the kiddos to take individual bins — and put them back when done.


    Promising review: "My 4-year-old twins and I LOVE this! They love being able to see all of their crayons/markers/ scissors, etc. I love that their coloring items are organized, look cute, and not all over our house. I was pleasantly surprised how much it holds; it fits all of our supplies perfectly. We keep ours on our Ikea shelf in the playroom, and everyone who comes over comments on now cool it is. I consider it a must-have item, and can't recommend it enough! Just buy it; you won't regret it!" —MElgin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    8. A water bottle organizer if you've ever had to swerve away from tumbling water bottles as soon as you open your kitchen cabinet. This rack allows you to stack water bottles and sippy cups and lay them flat for easy access.

    Promising review: "I’m not sure I could be more excited about this shelf! My cabinet’s shelves are awkwardly tall and ~50 years old (solid wood, i.e. not adjustable). This rack perfectly utilizes the height of the top shelf and organizes our kid cups and blender bottles so well. Now, I can see and reach everything AND nothing comes tumbling out of the cabinet when I open the door." —Pirate Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. unicorn beanbag cover to save you from D-R-O-W-N-I-N-G in a sea of stuffed animals. Now you can *sprinkle magic dust* (aka stash plushies inside) to make 'em disappear and create ~cute as can be seating~ for the kiddos. 

    Reviewer's photo showing a pile of stuffed animals inside the bean bag cover
    Reviewer's photo showing the bean bag
    Reviewer's child sitting on the bean bag

    Promising review: "We love the pink unicorn. We managed to fit 30+ medium sized stuffies and we still have room for more. It’s pretty comfortable but heavy when full. I do wish there were two handles instead of one, on the sides of it for easier and supportive lifting. Material itself is very soft and thick. I would recommend this to all the parents out there who are stressing over stuffed animal storage. I will be ordering more for birthday and Christmas gifts because this is a great product.."—Flautas

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in 12 styles and two sizes).

    10. A Crayola step stool with anti-slip grippy dots that'll not only give your munchkin a boost when they're going through the "I can do it all by myself" phase but also has a little storage cubby to stow away all their little treasures.


    Promising review: "So colorful and fun, my boy likes it so so much. He’s 4 and is learning to name colors. The stool is the right height for him to reach the sink. He puts his little action figures in the storage area. Super cute and helpful for clean up :)." —Ngan Mach

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    11. Custom vinyl labels with adorable graphics you can apply to your toy storage bins so you know exactly where dolls, cars, puzzles, and Legos go at cleanup time. No more *dumping* everything in the closest bin.

    The custom vinyl labels applied on the toy storage bins
    Willows and Rain / Etsy

    Willows and Rain is a small biz based in Drouin, Australia run by Belinda, a WAHM of three children and lover of all things organized and beautiful.

    You can pick the fonts (22 options), wording and images for your labels from the photos and specify your choices in the the personalization box. 

    Promising review: "Labels were exactly as I expected. Easy to apply. Makes the space seem more organized (🙃 as much as it can with a toddler in the house)"—pianoheath09 

    Get it from Willows and Rain on Etsy from $3.13+ (available in 13 vinyl colors).

    12. A pack of ingenious no-spill paint cups so budding artists can create their next masterpiece without leaving messy splatters and spills on the table. The best part? The lids keep any leftover paint from drying out.

    Reviewer's child painting with the colorful paint cups sitting on the table

    The set includes 10 cups and 10 color coordinated paintbrushes.

    Promising review: "These are the perfect size for a toddler (2 years old) the cups are not too big or too small. We fill the cups up with about a half inch of paint. When we finish painting we put the kids on and put them away, the paint hasn’t dried out on us yet and they’ve sat unused for a week at a time with a quarter inch of paint in them. My son gets so excited when he see us pulling these out. I would buy these again. We haven’t had any spills with these but I think if you were to fill them up (a few inches) with more paint that you could have a spill. The matching color lids and brushes are great for helping kids learn to match."  —Krys

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $22.99.

    13. A bedside shelf perfect for kids' room or dorm room bunk beds to keep cell phones, water bottles etc. an arm's reach away! Actually, it's sooo ridiculously convenient you'll probably want one for yourself.,

    Attaching this to your bed frame requires zero tools, the clamp that keeps it steady is built in, and all you do is screw to tighten to the correct/tightest width.

    Promising review: "I know exactly what you're thinking, because I was thinking the same thing - is it really worth this much money? I'd have to say Yes. I purchased this for my Son's dorm room and he loves it. Having a lofted dorm bed means you don't have the luxury of a nightstand to put items onto. This product perfectly meets the need of a durable shelf to put laptop/books/etc on. Bonus points for having a notch to neatly organize charging cables. So, if you were browsing those cheapo organizers that hang down the side of the bed and stumbled across this shelf, don't waste anymore time and just buy it - your student at college will thank you." —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in five sizes).

    14. Sturdy and stretchy toy hammocks to corral their ever-growing collection of Squishmallows — while adding a dose of cuteness to a corner wall. No more stepping over a sea of stuffies on the floor.

    Reviewer's photo showing a pair of white hammocks holding stuffed animals

    Promising review: "Easy go install and stores a TON of stuffed animals! Not to mention, it’s cute playroom wall decor! LOL" —PrattKingBall Family

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in three colors).

    15. A lap desk with storage perfect for kiddos who wanna do their homework/arts and crafts on the couch, recliner or in bed. Plus, the desk will keep all their supplies neatly tucked inside so you can finally reclaim the kitchen table.


    P.S. it also folds up flat for easy storage.

    Promising review: "My kids love using this for their homework, especially if they don't feel like working at an actual desk or table, and I especially enjoy the storage space inside — if I don't have time to finish dealing with some papers, I love being able to open the lid, throw everything in so that it wouldn't make the area seem untidy, and I'll pull it out whenever I'm ready to get to it again." —Zoriana Selepina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    16. An expandable tension shelf that'll instantly convert unused space in a closet into storage space for your little one's socks, underwear and other tchotchkes. Plus, it requires zero tools to install.


    Promising review: "Nifty little shelf. Zero damage on the wall and it seems snug. I am using it in my toddler's bathroom for baskets with socks and under garments, so nothing too heavy. Not sure on longevity of the shelf, but seems good. Fingers crossed!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven sizes and eight colors).

    17. An incredibly perky *and* practical rainbow hanging pod designed with snappable straps that easily attach around a closet rod, doorknob, hook, crib, or be of service anywhere you need a little extra organization.

    Four rainbow pods hanging on a shelf
    Reviewer's photo showing a rainbow pod holding stuffed animals and hanging on the wall
    Feeding Pickle/ Etsy

    Feeding Pickle is a small biz based in Delphos, Ohio founded by a mom whose mission is to keep creative pieces easily available and accessible in everyday life.

    Promising review: "Purchased to hang on the outside of our crib to hold a couple of toys that we like to have handy. It's the perfect size and absolutely adorable! Thinking we will need another to hold her pacifiers..."—Jessica Stoppleworth

    Get it from Feeding Pickle on Etsy for $26.99+ (available in three sizes and four rainbow colors).

    18. A bath toy organizer with 10,000 five-star reviews (!!!) that reviewers swear will actually stick to your wall, tidy your bathtub, and keep toys dry and within arm's reach. What more could you ask for?

    The mesh organizer containing bath toys and stuck to the wall

    Promising review: "Not only is there plenty of room for 6 rubber animals, complete foam alphabet and 10-digit numbers, and other random toys, this organizer actually sticks to the wall! I used windex on the wall just like the instructions explained, turned the hook, and voila! They stuck to a wall that's not exactly a flat surface. Also, I love this toy bag because it leaves corner tub space available for shampoo, conditioner, and soap bottles. In my house, that extra space is priceless! Don't look any further than this product. It is AWESOME."—Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two sizes and pre-stocked with toys or by itself).

    19. Or a bathtub caddy to de-clutter a bathtub filled to the brim with toys and serve up an assortment from one handy place.


    Promising review: "This caddy is extremely awesome. It's easy to adjust, and fits just enough toys. I used to have a hanging bag, but since my girls couldn't see everything in it, they tended to bring more toys into the tub. With this one, they are able to see what they already have and can easily take out and put in whatever they want. It's definitely a great purchase for a family with kids, but I can also see this being extremely useful if you are taking a bath and don't want to keep getting up to reach for your shampoo, soap, etc." —Gloria O

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. And a clear shower curtain liner with roomy mesh pockets to not only keep that expensive shampoo out of reach from the kiddos, but also to store the absurd amount of toys cluttering up the tub ledge.


    Promising review: "Brilliant. This is exactly what I was hoping for! My kids’ bathroom doesn’t have any shelf space in the bath/shower for shampoos and soaps, let alone toys and sponges! So this is a dream! Drains well, easy to clean when needed (rarely though), and fun for the kids." —A

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. Invisible floating shelves so you can *clearly* show off your kid's collection of Funko Pops or Knuffle Bunny books — and pretend they're ~magically levitating~ over the walls.

    Reviewer's photo showing their child's books displayed on the invisible floating shelves attached to the wall
    Reviewer's photo showing their funko pops displayed on the invisible floating shelves attached to the wall

    Promising review: "I was surprised by the quality. The are perfect, I tried to set up one up and put some Funkos on and it’s perfect!! Because they are clear it looks like the Funkos are floating in the air. I’m ordering more later. They are worth the price. Thanks!!"—Luisa

    Promising review: "Absolutely worth the money. The set was a steal. We’re obsessed with my daughter's library corner (at least mom is). Also super easy to install, took me less than 45 mins to install (with all the measurements and all). No words but love love love. Definitely recommend!"—Princess Misay

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

    22. Ingenious removable storage bins specifically designed to fit Ikea Trofast bins so you can finally tackle the ~impossible-seeming task~ of sorting your giant Lego collection.

    A storage bin within an Ikea Trofast bin with compartments containing legos sorted by color
    Reviewer's photo showing a storage bin within an Ikea Trofast bin with compartments containing legos
    Organized in Five / Etsy

    Organized in Five is a small biz based in St Louis, Missouri that specializes in unique storage solutions.

    Promising review: "These bins are just what we were looking for to organize Legos! They fit perfectly in our Trofast bins. Arrived fast and great quality!"—Courtney Davis

    Promising review: "We LOVE them! We wish we had bought these years ago! The former Lego explosion is now sorted and pleasing to the eye. Delivery was fast and everything well packed and protected. Totally positive experience!"—D Rock

    Get it from Organized in Five on Etsy for $20 (available in three colors).

    23. A genius cap organizer because no one in the family can figure out a logical place to put them. This will simply wrap around a hanger to create a dedicated spot for the baseball caps currently scattered all over the house.

    Each cap organizer can hold up to 10 items.

    Promising review: "Coolest invention! Got 40 of my husband’s and son’s baseball caps off the closet shelves and hung up nice and tidy. Love this!" —Stacey Woodward

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (also available in two-packs, three-packs and four-packs).

    24. A nursery organizer and diaper caddy that's a must to make new parents' lives a *little* easier. It easily attaches to a crib, changing table or wall to keep all essentials in one place and ready to grab at a moment's notice.


    Promising review: "Absolutely the best quality. The material is top of the line and it's not just some cardboard on each shelf, it's sturdy and holds the weight. The best part is you have the option to hang it two ways, with straps or loops, but either way it's built for support and will hold all the things you need. In my opinion, this is the only one I'd recommend to any mother." —Kasey King

    Get it from Amazon for $32.92.

    25. An over-the-door shoe organizer so versatile reviewers have used it to store Crocs, water bottles, Barbies — you name it!,,

    Promising review: "Saw this Barbie storage hack on pinterest and immediately bought this shoe organizer. It works great for our purposes and doesn't take up as much room as the big box we used to keep them in. Great way to organize and display my daughter's doll collection."—Erin Gormley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    26. And a sock and underwear organizer that parent reviewers swear by for Marie Kondo-ing the heck out of their nursery dresser.

    Reviewer's photos showing their child's onsies, sleepers, leggings and outfits organized

    Promising review: "I bought two sets of these organizers for our nursery and they are working great! All of baby's clothes, cloth diapers, disposable diapers, burp cloths, first aid things, etc fit really nicely and will be easier to keep organized.)." —Danielle Herrig

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).

    27. A genius hook-shaped hanger specifically designed for hoodies — because they constantly slide off regular hangers, which has annoyed your teen to the point where they've decided their hoodies are better off lying on the floors.

    VenalliBuilds/Etsy, Daniel Boan/BuzzFeed

    VenalliBuilds is a small biz based in Overland Park, Kansas.

    Promising review: "Game-changer! These hooks are genius, especially if you have a teenager who is lousy at hanging up their hoodies. It's tough for them to complain when these hooks make it SO easy." —Sheila Taylor

    Promising review: "These are a great addition for my teenage kids closet. They have so many sweatshirts that used to be strewn about on the floor instead of hanging in the closet. These hangers make it easy for them to actually hang up their sweatshirts! The hangers are strong and well made." —Rebecca Scanlon

    Get a pack of five from VenalliBuilds on Etsy for $20+.

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