Organizing the kids’ rooms can be such a time-consuming task, especially when your kids have more toys than you have storage space. Lucky for you, we've found 50 great storage and organizing projects that you can complete in very little time.
The best thing is that these are really cheap to make. You may even be able to put them together from things that you already have around the house, which would make them totally free and that’s our favorite type of DIY project.
Whether your little boy has too many Matchbox cars to count or your little girl has more Barbie dolls than you know what to do with, we've got organization projects for everything.
From books to baby dolls and stuffed animals to video games, there is a storage and organizing project in this collection that is sure to help you to get those kids’ rooms tidy once and for all.
You may find several projects that you can complete in a weekend and really get those toys put away out of sight and many of these projects are so easy that the kids can help. Let’s get started and get those playrooms and bedrooms organized.
Stuffed Animal Cage
Instead of sitting those stuffed animals on the bed or piling them up in the closet, make their own little zoo cage and keep them organized. This is such a neat project and one that really won’t take much time. Plus, the animals easily go in and out of the cage so the little ones can play with them all they want and then just stick them back into their cage with they are finished. The gist of the project is to take a cheap $15 bookcase unit and turn it into a cage by using bungee cords. You just have to drill holes in the case to hold the cords and they’ll perfectly keep those animals in line.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Akgriffiths
Garage Toy Storage
We just can’t say enough about these little plastic bins, which are perfect for organizing outdoor toys in the garage. Not only are the colorful, they’re stackable so you can use as many or as few as you need. Plus, they’re small enough so you can fit them into the garage without them getting in the way of the garage door or cars. And, there are no lids or metal parts that kids could get hurt on. You don’t do anything but stack them wherever you need them and then fill with toys. This is probably one of the easiest ways to organize and one that is very effective, too.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Orgjunkie
Milk Jug Toy Scoops
Empty milk jugs can be turned into colorful totes for keeping smaller toys organized. Plus, they’re lightweight so kids can carry them around wherever they want to play and then put them back again. You simply have to cut a rather large opening in the side of the jug, being careful to leave the handle intact. Then just paint, decoupage or whatever you want with regards to decorating. Kids will love decorating their own little toy jugs and when they’re finished, they can fill them with toys and the jugs will fit nicely on a shelf or in the closet.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Nursery
Peek-a-Boo Toy Sacks
If you like to sew and if you have a bit of extra fabric lying around your craft room, you can create these adorable peek-a-boo toy sacks that work well for organizing. Plus, they have a little window so kids can see what specific toys go into each sack. These are great for organizing smaller toys like Legos, cars or even crayons. They are easy to sew and you can alter the pattern just a bit if you need them smaller or larger. You won’t spend more than an hour or so on each bag so if you have a little time and quite a bit of fabric, you can make a peek-a-boo bag for all sorts of smaller toys.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Tonicoward
Soap Box Organizers
Those little plastic travel soap boxes that cost about a dollar at Wal-Mart and the Dollar Store are perfect for keeping playing cards and other similar items organized. If your teenager likes making her own jewelry, these are perfect for holding beads or you can use them for crayons or any number of other things. Smaller puzzles fit nicely into them as well. They are so cheap that you can have one for every type of small toy or item that you need to organize and they’ll stack nicely on dressers or nightstands or in toy boxes.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Shadytreediary
Game Board Storage Art
What a great way to store and display colorful game boards! By turning them into wall art, you get a safe place to store them and you get a little home décor for the kids’ bedrooms or your game room. You just build a nice little frame whatever size you need for the boards and all of the game pieces are stored in Ziploc bags on the back of the board so they’re hidden away next to the wall. This is such a neat idea and one that will definitely help you to organize your board games and keep those pieces from going missing.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Infarrantlycreative
DIY Play Table
Imagine a table in the playroom where your little ones can do their crafts, play, and store all of their belongings. This DIY play table is the perfect solution for storage problems. It’s basically a “make your own” wee little picnic table and it’s perfect for coloring and other arts and crafts. Plus, when you add stools that have storage in them, you get the perfect place to keep all those coloring books and even Play-Doh and other toys that are often a bit messy. Scale it down if you need to so that you can fit it perfectly into the play room.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Shanty-2-chic
Rolling Cube Tables
These rolling cube tables are perfect for kids’ rooms, play rooms or just wherever you may need them. They’re relatively easy to make and low in cost. Best of all, they give you loads of storage space and they roll so you can move them about as you need to. The project may take you a weekend or if you really work at it, you could have it completed in a day and you can stain or paint them any color you want to add a little décor to your play room. Keep board games, toys or anything else you want inside.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Lowes
Magnetic Toy Car Holders
Magnetic strips are perfect for holding toy cars – the ones that are metal anyway. You just have to attach the strip to the wall and then let him stick his cars up there. This not only gives you a great way to keep those cars organized but it adds a little décor to his room as well. A magnetic knife holder works perfectly for this. It’s easy to attach to the wall and really inexpensive. If you have one that you aren’t using, just stick it in his room or you can buy them for just a few dollars each at most home improvement stores.
Available on Amazon.com
Lego Desk Organizer
So, here’s a great project to help you dispense of some of those loose Legos and help you organize your kid’s desk at the same time. Get them to work creating this great desk organizer out of those old Legos. You can make it however big or small you need it and it’s perfect for desks for kids of all ages. Just create a Lego box and use it to keep their pens and pencils (or crayons for little ones) organized neatly. It’s colorful and fun, helps you to better organize their rooms, and they’ll have a blast making it.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Kidsactivitiesblog