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These Playroom Storage Ideas Are Budget Friendly

Keeping kids’ toys in order can be a real challenge . . . but with these DIY playroom storage ideas, you’ll have them organized in no time! If you like organizing toys on a budget, check out these projects below.

25 DIY Playroom Storage Ideas

I know that keeping kids’ toys in order can be a full-time job. I grew up with four brothers . . . and even though we didn’t have a ton of toys, it was still hard to keep everything together. And, as kids, we could never find anything! I can’t imagine how my parents felt.

Playroom Storage

Since I know that so many of you have playroom storage and toy organization woes, I pulled together a collection of 25 playroom storage ideas that will help you pull it all together.

All of these ideas for getting organized are budget friendly and most only take a few minutes to make. But first you’re going to need to know where to start!

Getting Started

Before you know what you need to buy or make, you’re going to need to know what you have. Sort everything into four piles: Keep, Donate, Trash, or Put Away. This is also your chance to remove broken toys and clean up the board games. Make sure the games have all the pieces!

Once everything makes it into piles, you’re going to sort the “Keep” pile into categories as well. Put all the games together, Legos, dolls, cards, etc. This will help you visually assess what size storage bins you need for each category.

Where to Shop for Toy Storage

The best places to shop for playroom storage on a budget are IKEA, Dollar Tree, and the thrift store. IKEA has a lot of bins and baskets that are easily modified to fit your toy room.

Dollar Tree has buckets, plastic containers, plant hangers, over-the-door shoe holders, and other items that have a different original purpose than storing toys . . . but it’s very easy to make them work to fit your needs (and it’s cheap!)

The thrift store is perfect for finding jars, baskets, filing cabinets, and old dressers that you can give a new life with a little bit of paint, Mod Podge, or washi tape. Keep your mind open as you shop the thrift store. If it’s an item that can hold something, how can you modify it to fit your needs?

When all else fails, Amazon, WalMart, and Target are my go-to places for toy storage. You’ll end up paying a bit more money, but sometimes that’s necessary, especially when you’re storing items of an unusual size. Just keep your eyes open for sales!


Are you ready to see some DIY playroom storage ideas? Scroll down and let me know which is your favorite. If you have other brilliant tips for playroom storage, don’t forget to let me know in the comments!

Playroom Storage Ideas

Keeping kids' toys in order can be a real challenge . . . but with these DIY playroom storage ideas, you'll have them organized in no time!


What are your best playroom storage ideas? Let me know in the comments! Are you ready for some additional posts about organizing? Check these out below:

Kristen | A Thrifter in Disguise

Monday 24th of February 2014

Thanks, Amy! Our chifferobe looks so cute over here at DIY Candy! :)

Marni @ Haberdashery Fun

Thursday 16th of January 2014

Hi - Thanks for the feature on my canvas toy bin!! Love your blog.

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