Game room a mess? 11 products for storing toys and books
I wouldn’t say I like messy rooms, whether it’s living rooms, kitchens or, yes, a children’s playroom. And messes in children’s rooms are always the worst. Not only do they look sloppy, but they seem to gobble up their toys, games, and other favorite things, necessitating all-out search and rescue missions.
When your child is one or two years old, you can get organized without worrying about tears and meltdowns. Older kids, say 10+, are sure to have a fuss when trying to sort and organize all things kids.
Kids Will Love These 15 Top Rated Playroom Organizers
You don’t have to completely remodel your home or cut your budget to organize your child’s playroom. It might be tempting to settle for DIY furniture in other rooms, but the question is why? There are many great value, low budget products that help you organize the playroom and look great. Check out the 15 great picks we found.
There’s no reason to give up on organizing the playroom, no matter how messy. Whether your child is one or 10, there are plenty of organization products that work to store toys, games, costumes, and other kid’s essentials. As always, prices shown may fluctuate over time.
1. Second step 2 in 1 toy box
Do you remember the toy boxes you and your friends had when you were young? We bet you loved storing your things in it and didn’t even know it served a practical purpose. Step Two 2 in 1 Toy Box takes that cooler you enjoyed as a toddler or preschooler to the next level. It has a slanted lid that doubles as an easel for artwork and two small bins on top to hold crayons, markers, and other tools your budding artist needs. The lidded plastic box measures 19 inches by 30.5 inches by 19 inches and has 4.5 cubic feet of storage space.
Buy from Wayfair for $91.99.
2. MiniOwls Toy Storage Hammock
Stuffed toys look cute on a bed, but they’re so messy when you have to lay down or make a bed. The MiniOwls Storage Hammock plush toy keeps stuffed animals, dolls, balls, and even sports equipment off the ground and out of your way. The hammock comes in two sizes, and both are made of woven polyester mesh and durable elastic and contain mounting materials. And when you buy one, the company donates to the Cancer Foundation.
Buy on Amazon from $14.98.
3. Badger Cubby 5-Compartment Basket
I’m a huge fan of cubbies because you can use them for as long as needed in one room and then effortlessly reuse them in another room. The Badger Basket 5-Cubby Cubby features two open shelves and three separate cubbies, making it ideal for storing kids’ toys, games, books and other essentials. It’s gray, measures 37 inches by 15.75 inches by 32 inches, and is made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) that you can clean with a cloth. And yes, when you no longer need it in the playroom, it will look great in a bedroom, craft room, or anywhere you need to store things up to 100 pounds.
Buy from Bed Bath & Beyond for $110.99.
4. Zoomie Kids Kloss Racing Rabbit Caddy
We would never say bribe your child, but we think it would be hard for any child not to love and use the Zoomie Kids Kloss Racing Bunny Basket. Personalize the 9-inch by 13-inch by 9-inch basket with your child’s name and watch it happily pile full of toys, books, games, and other must-haves. It is made of solid wood, so it is sure to be durable.
Buy from Wayfair for $33.99.
5. Martha Stewart Living and Learning Dollhouse Bookcase
Why buy your child an ordinary dollhouse when you can have one everyone loves. The Martha Stewart Living and Learning Dollhouse Bookcase is a fun and stylish way to organize a playroom. This sturdy combo dollhouse bookcase weighs just over 116 pounds and measures 51.7 inches by 14 inches by 57.8 inches. Therefore, there is plenty of storage space on the seven large shelves and the other three shelves with included fabric bins. The white birch engineered wood bookcase is built to last. Available in white or grey.
Buy on Amazon for $449.95.
6. Monkey children’s toy organizer
Let’s be honest; Monkey kids toy organizers are damn cute. And the plastic organizer has storage bins sized so toddlers and preschoolers can easily pull out their toys and put them away. Rounded corners and a stabilizing frame ensure child safety. There are wheels that lock into place, adding an extra dose of security. Choose a two-tier model (15.55 inches by 9.84 inches by 25.98 inches) or a three-tier model 15.55 inches by 9.84 inches by 37.40 inches.
Shop at Walmart starting at $36.99.
7. Humble crew Oversized Toy Organizer
The Humble Crew Super-Sized Toyo Organizer may look simple, but its 12 bins provide stylish storage for your child’s playroom. Use the eight standard storage bins and four large storage bins to store blocks, plush toys, crayons, games and other kid’s essentials. This organizer measures 34 inches by 15.5 inches by 31.5 inches and is made from engineered wood, metal, and plastic, making it easy to clean and durable.
Buy from Kohl’s for $69.99.
8. Moamun Children’s Bookcase Organizer
The Moamun Children’s Bookshelf Organizer combines book and toy storage in a 39.7 inch by 36.2 inch by 11.8 inch organizer. Kids can use the six bottom bins for toys, games and other essentials and the top for books. 360 degree rollers allow you to move it for vacuuming or position it where you need it.
Buy on Amazon for $148.99.
9. Zoomie Kids Machuca Kids Bin Train
Kids will want to keep their toys organized when they want to play. The Zoomie Kids Machuca Children’s Trash Train looks like a pink ice cream chest, but actually stores toys in four-pack eco-friendly fabric storage baskets. The train measures 21.65 inches by 9.84 inches by 11.8 inches but folds down to 15.7 inches by 10.62 inches by 12.59 inches for easy storage.
Buy from Wayfair for $62.99.
ten. Delta Children CoComelon 6 Bin Toy Storage Organizer
You don’t just have to be a youngster to enjoy the bright colors and cartoons on the exterior of the Delta Children CoComelon 6-Bin Toy Storage Organizer. The design is so compelling, we bet kids will make a point of using all three medium, two large, and one extra-large trash cans. It measures only 11.81 inches by 24.61 inches by 26.57 inches but can hold up to 50 pounds of items. And don’t worry about fingerprints, smudges and dirt – you just wipe them off.
Buy from Bed Bath and Beyond for $49.99.
11. Learning Resources Create a Space Storage Center
Of course, when you think of organizers, you probably think of oversized items like dolls and trucks. But don’t forget the art center/work desk your kids use for art, doodling, and more. Learning Resources Create a Space Storage Center measures 12 inches by 12 inches by 4 inches and has 10 storage slots for erasers, pens, pencils, glue sticks and more. Note that it doesn’t swivel, but each storage bin has an open handle, so toddlers can easily pull out the ones they need.
Buy on Amazon for $11.67.
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