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Getting the Toys OFF the Floor

February 14, 2012

written by Cathy Baker, mom of two amazing girls, from Missouri

Here are some incredibly creative ways to get the toys off the floor, and even have a bit of fun in the process! I hope you find a little inspiration for organizing the toys in your house.

I think this may be one of the cutest wall decorating, practical ideas for a toy room…ever. Take your actual board games…frame the board…

And are you ready for the back? Genius, isn’t it? All the pieces right there and ready to take down and play!

{source: Infarrantly Creative}

Or how about games you play on the wall? A giant Scrabble board for the wall!?!  When I saw this idea, I loved it SOOO much, I made it for Christmas.  It’s played more like banagrams, if you are familiar with that game (ie, make words with tiles, but no actual ‘board’). I hung ours by the front door. I love the interaction it’s encouraged between family members.

{source: Moments on the Journey}

If I had kids who loved legos, I think this would be super fun!! Even just one wall, or one section of a wall would be fun to have.

{source: HGTV}

Gotta love this idea! No more finding countless toys and pieces under the bed. No more train table to trip over and walk around. Not with the train table now under the bed!

{source: Kid Crave}

Over the years, I have tried several ideas for storing all those stuffed animals, but my absolute favorite idea has been….hiding them inside of a bean bag chair! I bought a cheap zippered beanbag at walmart, removed all the stuffing, and put all their stuff animals inside. It makes them easily accessible for whenever they want to play with them, but otherwise they have a great ‘home’! Searching for an image to share this idea, I came across these bean bags at Living in Comfort (a bit more expensive than a plain one from walmart, but super cute!) – clear windows, so you can see the animals inside the bean bags.

I think these pocket organizers (sold as storage for shoes) are amazing for organizing! I use one for my hats and mittens and another for all my office supplies. I love how they used it here for kid’s toys…

{source: Brady Lou Project Guru blog}

I also think these little ottomans – or any ottoman with a lid is a perfect place to hide toys – or video games – or keep board games handy and tucked away, but convenient.  I love furniture that provides a dual purpose – seating and storage!

How about you? What helps you keep all those toys contained in your home?

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5 Comments »

  1. Heidi Farmer

      on February 14, 2012 10:01 am

    These ideas were jaw-dropping for me – the game boards framed ready to play! No more ripped boxes jammed in a cupboard. Need I say more??? :)

     

  2. Yaya Kelley

      on February 14, 2012 10:26 am

    All these are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

     

  3. Mama Nolte

      on February 14, 2012 10:44 am

    I love these ideas!

     

  4. Sarah Farthing

      on February 14, 2012 10:05 pm

    That framed board game idea is genius! I’ll have to let our favorite custom frame shop know about that one, I love it!

     

  5. Christina D

      on February 17, 2012 12:29 pm

    Love the Lego wall. I’m always looking for ways to organize these so I don’t have to step on them anymore.

     

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