Toy Organization Ideas

I am wrapping up this week of cleaning and organizing ideas with some toy organization ideas.  I like to “hide” toys in plain sight.  I have shared some of my strategies here through the years but recently we had a major clean out of the toys downstairs and I came up with a few more ideas I thought I would share with y’all.  Also if you are looking for even more cleaning and organizing ideas, be sure to check out Always Expect Moore and The Shabby Creek Cottage this week as they are joining me for this series.  

Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.
 
 

So I thought I would play a little game with y’all.  Can you spot the toys in the picture below?  And no my hubby’s metal pedal car from when he was young does not count.  :) 
 
Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.

Look a little closer….

Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.

Yep those baskets under the antique sewing machine house toys.  They are a great way to keep everything organized and out of sight.  I pick them up at thrift stores whenever I see one.

Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.
 
Ready to go again?  Once again the hubs toy tractor and mini wagon does not count.  I love decorating with vintage and antiques so I have swiped all of his old toys.
 
Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.

Yep that skirted table has been turned into a “barn” to park a variety of vehicles.  This is one of the best things I have ever done hands down.  I just tell my son to park his trucks in the barn.  We close the flaps and everything is cleaned up.  Perfect!

Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.

If y’all noticed there is another change in that picture above.  I got a new rug around Christmas time!  Plush Rugs was kind enough to send me a gorgeous rug in exchange for this post.  For anyone interested, the rug is this Kaleen Crowne Oberon.  I was very impressed by the quality of the rug given the price was so reasonable.  It is so thick and luxurious to step on!  A huge upgrade for my foyer.  Y’all a new rug can make you smile every time you look at it.  It is a mood booster and a home improvement in my opinion.  I am already stalking Plush Rugs for some more additions to my home.  I just noticed they are having a winter sale….off to shop y’all!      

Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.

Oh one more toy organization idea before I head out.  I mentioned baskets above and wanted to show you that any lidded basket will work for your toy organization.  Grab those vintage baskets and add a chalkboard tag.  These look wonderful sitting out around your home and no one will ever know the mess you are hiding inside.

Toy Organization Ideas -- great ideas for organizing and hiding the toys in plain sight.

So grab some lidded vintage baskets and other items that will look great around your home.  Then just add in the kids’ organized toy collection.  You will be hiding the toys in plain sight before you know it.  Here is to a wonderful (and clean) 2014 with these toy organization ideas.
I was given product in exchange for this post but all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. says

    lol, love the above commentor, has to hide her dogs toys. Same for us. Our dog is so funny, he’s quite attached to his toys. He’ll get out one then another til his box is almost empty. He’ll have them scattered all over the living room floor. Didn’t all our kids grow up and leave? Now we have a 5 yr. old furry kid that leaves his toys everywhere. We’re still trying to teach him to put them away when he goes to bed promptly at 11:30 at latest. If I’m in here in studio he’ll come in, give me a nudge then go to bed. Can just about set the clock to his bed time. How do they do that? Same for his treat time and supper. I’m sure other people’s dogs do the same, don’t they?
    Great ideas for storing toys and making a “barn” for other toys. I”m trying to remember what I did when my boys were little. We some how figure it out trying to keep a decent house don’t we? I had 3 kids in 4 yrs.so had to figure it out, lol.
    Great post. Happy weekend

  2. says

    I always have some sort of bar on the left side of your posts that make it hard to read. it is the facebook, pine etc tool bar. how do i get rid of it? Thanks!

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