This might as well be a sponsored post for Target because all but one of the pieces is from there. With a new baby on the way, we’ve been reevaluating a lot of the storage in our house– kids toy storage especially. The focus has been on our playroom for obvious reasons, even though it’ll be a while before the baby is really playing down there!

In general I try to stay away from anything clear for kids toy storage because then there’s less pressure to keep the insides neat and tidy. To me, getting the toy/item into the bin or basket is enough organization. (I don’t want to worry about color coordinating toys for aesthetic purposes because it’s just not practical for our daily lives.) It also allows Jack to feel independent when he can 100% “do” the clean up on his own– it’s not complicated to put the train back in the basket with all the other trains!

Kids Toy Storage

kids toy storage from brightroom, studio mcgee for target, hearth & hand magnolia for target, and pottery barn

I like the look of baskets for organization, but tend to mix and match them depending on the size! We’ve loved these rope baskets and these checkered weave baskets for playroom storage, and love the look of this dark wicker basket and this woven basket too. These braided baskets have been AMAZING for us and such a game changer. I got two and they’re just filled with the little toys and books Jack likes to play with when we’re upstairs. Especially great for when I’m preparing meals because he is nearby but can play independently. And when the toys aren’t in use, they’re out of sight and out of mind. He can also pull the baskets out on his own without adult assistance, furthering the independence!
I feel like so many moms swear by cube organizers for kids toy storage and I’m now one of them! Our latest playroom idea is this bookshelf and it’s the perfect size for our favorite metal bins. The price is SO affordable that I’m curious about longevity, but there’s also this one that’s available in 13″ instead of 11″ and maybe a little better made. Picture ledge shelves like these also come highly recommended for books. Jack’s big Christmas gift is probably going to be this table with the rolling storage carts underneath, which will go into the playroom as well.
The next thing I want to tackle is coming up with cute storage solutions for arts and crafts. Right now, they’re hidden away (out of reach!) in a closet in our basement, but eventually I’d love a solution for keeping some out in an aesthetically pleasing way! Maybe this utility cart? This storage cart might do the trick as well. Target’s Brightroom collection really is the best!!!


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Would love to see how you use the rolling cart! I have one but not sure what the best way is to use it and store it.


Would be awesome to see how these look in your playroom/what toys you put in each if you’re comfortable sharing that!


Check out peg boards with coordinating hooks and pails for art supplies. Just needs a good wall space.


My cousins had a pottery barn kids table with matching chairs growing up and I have so many memories at round it! It was in the playroom for the longest time and then it became a coffee table in the teen hangout. I think they still have it the basement! Needless to say it’s a great investment for a young family!