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    31 Ridiculously Clever Storage Ideas For All Your Kid's Stuff

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    1. Let teddies lounge in (organized) style in a suspended storage hammock that over 2,000 Amazon reviewers swear by.

    Promising review: "This is a great storage solution. We use this in the kids' room where we had accumulated an entire corner shelf that was overflowing with stuffed animals. We hung the hammock in a corner and were amazed by how many stuffed animals it holds. We cleaned up the whole pile and there is still room for more. Plus, the kids love looking up at the giant mass of stuffed animal humanity and seeing different faces, characters, etc." β€”Dave H.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. Stash toys in collapsible, stackable bins to get the beary most out of your space.

    Promising review: "Our 1-year-old has so many toys, so we needed to find a simple solution to keep them tucked away when not in use. This bin was perfect. We've taught her how to put away her toys, and the bin is soft enough for her to use without us worrying about her hurting herself. We loved her bin so much that we decided to buy another. Unlike baskets, these can be stacked. Now we're even considering getting a couple more for Grandpa's house." β€” R.G.

    Get them Amazon for $14.99+ each (available in five colors).

    3. Put an end to messy backseats and road trip boredom with an activity desk and organizer that hooks to the back of a car seat.

    You can also zip it up and slide your tablet in the clear sleeve so kids can watch their favorite shows. It comes with a handy carrying strap, too.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product, and I cannot recommend it enough. I am a single mom and need to travel frequently with my 2-and-a-half-year-old girl. This helps her stay entertained by herself while I drive. She puts her food on there, her water, and her toys. It's the perfect size. I am super grateful to have found this!" β€”Naty

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    4. Make bathtime lots of good clean fun with a bath toy organizer you can stick on the wall.

    Promising review: "This has really come in handy to hold toys, little wash cloths, and razors, plus it has extra hooks for loofahs, scrubbers, etc. I couldn't love this set any more than I do! The suction cups stick really well. It's a great product for the price and worth every penny!" β€”david

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

    5. Or opt for a bathtub caddy that presents little ones with all their options in one handy place.

    This one has over 1,000 positive Amazon reviews.

    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." β€”Gloria O

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. Get stuffed animals to serve double duty by filling a storage beanbag with your kid's cuddly pals.

    Promising review: "This is great. My son loves it and was able to put tons of toys inside it without any problem. My husband hated it at first, but after he saw how useful it was and that it didn't get even slightly damaged with my son dragging it everywhere, he really likes it. I think he lays on it more than my son. The material is so soft and comfy." β€”rn13

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in three colors).

    7. Hook a hanging organizer to your changing table so you have everything at hand when things get messy.

    Promising review: "This organizer holds it all! The diaper pocket holds a whole Costco-size sleeve of diapers. It's sturdy with very good quality construction. I'm definitely glad I purchased this." β€”Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $24.92 (available in two colors).

    8. Or keep a handle on all the essentials with a portable and collapsible diaper caddy, so you're ready to make a change anytime, anywhere.

    Promising review: "This was an excellent buy! I have a house with multiple levels, so I use this for all my baby essentials. It's easy to carry to whatever floor I'm on with the baby. Plus, it's roomy and very durable!" β€”Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. Store everything from toys to craft supplies to bathroom essentials in a versatile rolling organizer that works in every room in your home.

    Promising review: "We use this to organize our kids' Lego collection. It's perfect. There are plenty of drawers for all the different bricks and parts. The height is great, and the kids can sit wherever and roll it to where they are. When they're finished, they just roll it back to the closet, play area, or wherever it is supposed to be. I would recommend this item for organizing toys, paperwork, cosmetics, toiletries, school supplies, and more." β€”Southern This And That

    Get it from Amazon for $49.33+ (available in seven sizes and four colors).

    10. Maximize space with a roomy over-the-door caddy that's truly a-door-able.

    This one has over 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I love this organizer! I hang it in my hall closet for the kids to put their winter gloves and scarves in, and I have it organized by their age. I have another one in pink that we use for our youngest daughter's diapers and wipes. If you want a little more organization in your life, I would recommend this!" β€”zchapman96

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors).

    11. Keep ever-necessary cotton balls inside this long-eared friend who'll treasure the hopportunity to brighten your kiddo's bathroom and is much more stylish than a plastic bag.

    Promising review: "This is so freaking cute. I purchased it for my teen daughter's vanity and she loved it. I had a hard time not keeping it for myself. I may just order another for my bathroom!" β€”April

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    12. Employ a bacteria-battling elephant who will make sure they never forget to brush their teeth and who doubles as a trusty wall hook.

    It can stand on your countertop or mount to the wall with its strong suction cups. Plus, there are draining holes at the bottom so it won't get all germy and gross after being filled with wet toothbrushes.

    Promising review: "My kids and I love this cute toothbrush holder. It fits multiple brushes and toothpaste, but it's not too big to keep on the countertop. It would be hard for the toothbrushes to fall out of it. My toddler always asks to brush his teeth so he can say goodnight to the elephant holding his toothbrush!" β€”imane el assab

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    13. Never waste time searching for lids with a set of containers with tops that snap together or right onto the bottom of the tub when not in use.

    While these make ideal snack containers, they'd also work for stashing little trinkets like buttons, beads, or other craft supplies.

    Promising review: "I love the fact that the lids snap together and that the bowls stack easily. It has eliminated tons of clutter in my cabinet and makes finding the lids and bowls that fit together much easier. I use these mostly for leftovers and produce storage in the fridge, but they would be great for packing lunches or travel snacks as well. I especially like the fact that they seal well enough to keep food odors from filling the fridge. Plus, they don't stain and they wash well in the dishwasher." β€”David Woodard

    Get a 42-piece set from Amazon for $29.77, or a 60-piece set from Amazon for $27.02.

    14. Raise burgeoning bookworms and keep their fave reads close by with an adorable reading nook bookcase.

    Promising review: "My kids love this bookcase! I put it together by myself. It took me around 30 minutes and I had no issues. It's very well made and I can't believe how many books it holds!" β€”Asia

    Get it from Amazon for $103.99.

    15. Hang up their wee wardrobe in a cute and customizable closet featuring friendly faces.,

    You can assemble the 53 square panels, 40 connectors, and two rods to form cubbies in any shape or size you want. Assembled like a classic wardrobe, it's 44" wide and 53" tall.

    Promising review: "This is a very cute wardrobe and it was fairly easy to assemble. Our 4-year-old loves being able to get her clothes by herself in the morning (I love it too). She wasn't quite tall enough for the hanging section to be on the top, so we placed it on the bottom and it worked out well. We will definitely be purchasing another." β€”Bre McG

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99 (available in two colors). Get the matching bookcase here.

    16. Stack puzzles on a special storage rack, the missing piece your play space needs.

    Promising review: "This puzzle storage rack is excellent. I just got it today, but I am already loving the additional organization it provides, and there are no sharp edges or metal pieces. There's space to hold peg puzzles and the big knob puzzles." β€”monniewolf

    Get it from Amazon for $12.34.

    17. Store homemade or leftover baby food in a mess-free freezer tray loved by over 1,000 Amazon users.,

    The set includes a nine-space tray, a lid, and a recipe book.

    Promising review: "This is great for storing homemade food. It's made of silicone and is easy to use and freeze. When I'm ready to transfer the food, it's easy to get it out of the tray and transfer it to another container. Overall, I am amazed by this baby food storage." β€”riverblue

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in five colors)

    18. Decrease clean up time with a little help from your playroom's new best friend, a toy shelf with removable bins.

    Promising review: "I bought this to help store smaller toys in our playroom. We already have a few shelving units, but the bins were so big that it was hard for my daughter to find what she wanted. This resulted in her either dumping the contents of the bin all over the floor or just not even trying to sift through them. Now that she can see everything, her toys get more play. She also loves that she can take out and carry the bins anywhere she wants. I assembled this myself in about 10 minutes. It is very sturdy, looks great, and holds a surprising number of toys." β€”TheMinimalistMama

    Get it from Amazon for $48.88+ (available in six colors).

    19. Never step on a stray Lego again thanks to the Swoop Bag, which doubles as a play space and allows kids to clean up tiny toys in one fell swoop.

    Promising review: "This bag has made it possible for me to coexist peacefully with Legos. Prior to having this bag in my life, I stepped on a Lego brick at least five times a day. Now the Legos are contained. I'm happy. My kids are happy. Even my 3-year-old can easily cinch the bag and move the Legos without making a mess. There's enough space to spread out a pretty sizable Lego collection and still stay inside the confines of the bag." β€”vetmom

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    20. Opt for a cute hamper so they'll actually remember to put their dirty clothes away.

    This closes up at the top so there's no chance of spilling dirty laundry all over the stairs, and it's collapsible, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. Make a mobile library out of their most beloved books with a whimsical rolling bookshelf.

    There's extra shelf space on the back!

    Promising review: "It takes a bit of work to assemble, but the bookshelf itself is very cute and high quality. My daughter loves that she can push it around. I'm ordering another one and I expect to use them for a long time." β€”YUNTING C.

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99.

    22. Invest in a 3-in-1 play table with built-in storage that's as practical as it is fun.

    It includes two chairs, 25 building bricks, and a removable, Lego-compatible building table top. Remove the lid, and there's a storage compartment that can also be used for water play. Talk about having it all.

    Promising review: "This is a really cute table. My son just got into Legos and he seriously loves it. He can store all his Lego pieces inside the table, which makes me really happy because it means no more lost pieces or crazy toy messes in his room. The chairs are a nice, hard plastic so I know there's no way this little tornado of a kid will break them. I also really like that the chairs come apart and fit perfectly into the table itself, meaning you can pack it all up if you're not using it." β€”Vanessaβ™‘

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four colors).

    23. Display and organize headbands and clips with a quirky hair accessory holder every future fashionista will love.,

    The multi-strand organizer has lots of strips that you or your kiddo can braid, tie, or twist to hold different kinds of accessories. Meanwhile, the mermaid's single ribbon works equally well for headbands and clips. Unfortunately, it can't hold dinglehoppers.

    Get the multi-strand holder for $7.99+ (available in eight colors) and the mermaid for $7.99, both from Amazon.

    24. Solve all your storage struggles at once with a catch-all unit that's a toy box and bookshelf rolled into one.

    Promising review: "This will be your new favorite piece of furniture. It was very easy to put together and it's the perfect height for a toddler. My son can't pull anything onto his head from the top shelf, it's ideal for developing his motor skills with two bookshelves he can empty and refill, and the bottom bins are easily accessible for small hands to find toys without having to empty them. The shelves are sturdy and support the weight of very heavy hardcover books. It's durable and, most importantly, a lovely addition to a room." β€”Val

    Get it from Amazon for $109.85+ (available in two colors).

    25. Step up your game with a step stool that can double as a box, because you'll take storage space anywhere you can get it.,

    Get the outer space print for $48.74 (available in four designs) and the monkeys for $29.95 (available in three designs), both from Amazon.

    26. Create your own crafting station with a clever art tray featuring removable cups for organizing all your must-haves.

    Promising review: "Art organizers are hard to find, but this one is great. My son likes that he can separate his markers, colored pencils, and crayons in their own bins along with scissors, glue, etc. I highly recommend it." β€”LRD

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    27. Nab a convenient plastic carrying case so your aspiring Michelangelo can fit all their tools of the trade in one place.,

    Promising review: "This box is not as 'mini' as I expected, which is a pleasant surprise! I bought this for my 3-year-old to store his miniature figurines and transport them around with ease, and this box does just that. If used for its intended purpose, this case would hold plenty of art supplies." β€”Jimmy B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.41+ (available in three sizes).

    28. Let your mini-me store their treasures in a trove of their own design with a glamorous DIY jewelry box kit.

    The kit includes glitter glue, white glue, 2-D and 3-D stickers, and a pink wooden box featuring a velvet ring holder and built-in mirror fit for a queen.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a 5-year-old who loves arts and crafts. She enjoyed decorating it and now has a place to put the bracelets and other treasures that she has been making. It's a super fun project for kids!" β€”Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    29. Furnish a bedroom or playroom with a collapsible storage ottoman that can serve multiple purposes.,

    Promising review: "These are freakin' awesome! I purchased two of the small ones for toy overflow in our living room and they are fabulous. I like that they can be used for additional seating and they're very light so they can be easily lifted or slid across the floor. They also look very nice and they're good quality. The cubes arrive flat. You unfold them, insert the support into the bottom, and put on the lid β€” the set up takes like two minutes. The fabric is soft, supple, and quite comfortable to sit on. I would definitely recommend this product." β€”Pinkribbon20

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    30. Be a hero and get your tot a fire truck toy box that'll encourage them to tidy up with its siren song.

    Get it from Target for $127.49.

    31. Stock up on some classic big plastic bins for the day you need to stash things they've outgrown that they (or you) refuse to part with. They grow up so fast.

    Honestly, these provide such all-purpose storage that every kid should just come with a couple.

    Promising review: "I love these storage containers! You can easily identify what's in them and the latched lids keep them neat." β€”michelle markovitz

    Get one for $37.46 or a set of four similar ones for $62.82, both from Amazon.

    A place for everything and everything in its place.


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