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.
Hanging Bedside Organizer
This little fabric organizer is pure genius! It’s quick and very easy to make, and it simply slips in between the mattress and the actual bed frame. You can adjust the pocket quantity and sizes to hold whatever your kids like to keep close – books, teddies, gaming devices, you name it. And the non-skid pad will ensure that it never slips out from the weight. No mess, no fuss! The organizer on photo is for sale on Higgos, and the pattern and instructions are available Sewmamasew.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Sewmamasew
Give Your Teen’s Room a Facelift with This Awesome DIY Loft Bed
This is a great little weekend project from Ana White Homemaker. A loft bed serves so many purposes. This one has a great little desk with many bookshelves so your teenager will actually have a place to put everything. It’s a relatively easy project if you know how to use essential tools and you can make the entire bed, ladder included, for less than $150. Now, that’s a great way to get a new look for your kids room without breaking the bank. If you have more than one teenager, do one for each of them and really help them to get their room organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ana-white
Video Game Storage
For Wii games, CDs, DVDs and other disc type games, you can build a great storage unit for them that is hidden away, out of sight. You’ll need a mat board, some vinyl, double backed tape, fabric, and a few other key supplies. The storage is hidden on the inside of a cabinet or entertainment center door so you never see it unless it’s open. By creating individual holders, you can keep games and other discs safe while still having a great place to keep them all organized. Plus, this project takes just a couple of hours and if you have a few supplies on hand, it won’t cost much if anything at all.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Infarrantlycreative
You can create adorable storage carts from old pallets. If you have a lumber yard or similar business near you, you may be able to get the pallets for nothing so the cost of this one is very little. It may take a couple of hours but you’ll end up with wonderful toy boxes or storage containers for blankets or anything else the kids have thrown around in their rooms. Plus, you can add wheels to the bottom so you can easily move the crates around, which makes picking up toys after playtime really fun.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ana-white
Clear Toy Storage Bags
These bags are so neat and they are really easy to make. They have a drawstring closure and they are completely see-thru so kids can tell which toys go into which bag. You’ll need some fabric, thick clear vinyl, a drawstring cord and fusible interfacing. You have to sew a little but the great thing is that you can make as many bags as you need and you can do them in a bunch of different sizes so they’re perfect for every single toy. The bags make it really easy to move toys from one room to another or for outside play as well.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Makeit-loveit
Organized Lego Storage
Ah, Legos. Every little boy loves Legos. Moms however, not so much, especially when those Legos end up all over the floor. If you’ve ever stepped on one of those little buggers barefoot then you know just how great this Lego storage project is. If your little one (or your big one) has a lot of Legos, this project helps you to organize them by color so they always know where each color that they need is located. Plus, it keeps them all neatly put away so that they’re not attacking your bare feet when you least expect it.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Iheartorganizing
Stuffed Animal Swing
Hanging storage for stuffed animals is great but those nets that you stick up in the corner can be a little boring. They can also look very untidy when they are stuffed to the gills with animals. This swing is a much neater idea and one that is so easy to make you’ll probably want a couple, especially if you have loads of stuffed animals to put away. You need a bit of hobby wood, a clothesline, and some hooks. You simply create swings for all of the animals to sit on and then hang on the wall or from the ceiling.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Itsalwaysautumn
Oh how we absolutely adore projects that are free. These tube cubbies are made from empty toilet paper rolls so they don’t cost anything – aside from the initial toilet paper purchase, that is. You simply put them together and create a little garage for all of those Matchbox cars. For girls, you could use these to store Barbie dolls or any number of other little toys. Just glue the tubes together and then place the “garage” on a dresser when finished. He will have a blast putting his cars away in his little tube garage.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Spoonful
Rolling Toy Storage
Toy storage under the bed is great because it’s close enough to the floor for little ones to reach plus it keeps that mess off the floor and out of sight. This rolling storage box is perfect for organizing toys and is really easy to make. It’s on wheels so kids will have no problem getting to their toys and you can paint labels on the front of each drawer if you want to really get things organized. This is a great project if you have dresser drawers that are missing the fronts or just any type of drawer that you no longer need. Just add a coat of paint and some wheels and you’re all set.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Lizoncall
Quick and Easy Book Storage
If your kids have quite a few books and you don’t really have anywhere to store them, this book storage project is perfect. You just need a few Ikea spice racks, which are around $4 each. Or, you could use cheaper spice racks if you can find them. Just put the spice racks up on the wall or a door, wherever the little ones can reach them and add the books. Not only does it provide great organization, it helps your little ones to be able to find and reach their books so they will want to play with them more often.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Domesticsimplicity
Old coffee cans (well, they’re not really cans so much as plastic containers now) make wonderful canisters. You can store things like crayons, Matchbox cars, doll clothes, and just any number of smaller items in them and completely organize playrooms and bedrooms. The great part about this project is you can print off labels to go on the coffee cans so kids will be able to remember where everything goes. And, don’t worry that your little ones aren’t reading yet. The labels that you use are actually pictures of what goes into each can. This is a great organizing idea and a wonderful learning tool for toddlers.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Heartofwisdom
Dress Up Closet
Imagine a dress up closet that will hold all of your little one’s dress up clothes. Well, stop imagining and get to creating. This adorable little closet is made from an old dresser (just a small one) and it perfectly holds all of those dress up clothes and keeps them perfectly organized. You can keep dresses, shoes, hats or anything else you need in there. She’ll love being able to find her dress up stuff and you’ll love that there is a lot more room in the toy box when those things have a place of their own. Plus, it’s a really easy project and it’s just so adorable!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Aturtleslifeforme
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.
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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
Outdoor Toddler Station
Outdoor toys often get overlooked when it comes to organizing. Instead of leaving them out in the yard or worse, letting them clutter up the garage, make an organization station for them. Buckets for bubbles and other water play toys will stack neatly under tables. Speaking of tables, you can use just about any cabinet or table to keep outdoor toys organized and it’s much better than having them thrown down in the bedroom or cluttering up the driveway.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ramblingrenovators
DIY Playroom Library
Building your own library doesn’t require a huge house or a lot of work. You can build a great little library for the kids to keep their books organized and it won’t take up any room in their bedrooms. You just build it into the wall or even on the back of a door if you don’t have wall space available. They’ll be able to keep those books organized and you’ll be amazed at how much room you have. Plus, this is a really inexpensive project and will take you less than an entire day to complete.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thecrafty-woman
Bathtub Toy Storage
Instead of toting those bathtub toys back and forth from the bedroom to the bathroom or leaving them in the tub or under the bathroom sink, why not create organization for them? With a spring loaded shower curtain rod and a few small baskets, you can have all the bathroom toy storage you need. You simply place the shower rod at the base of the tub on the wall and then add the baskets using shower curtain hooks. It’s an easy project that will literally cost you less than $10 and will keep all of those bathtub toys in their place.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Frugal-freebies
If you have boys who tend to bring home everything they find (think rocks, leaves, and other outdoorsy type treasures) then you need something for them to keep all of their treasures in. Plastic tool boxes work perfectly for treasure boxes. You can assign one to each child and allow them to place whatever neat little things they find inside. The boxes can be stacked if needed so you have loads of extra room and they are lightweight so your little ones can carry them outside and place the items directly in them, which eliminates finding those tiny little treasures on the floor later.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Kidsactivitiesblog
American Girl Doll and Toy Storage
American Girl dolls are very popular with little girls and unfortunately for moms, they come with a ton of accessories. A very inexpensive fabric storage bin that slides under the bed is the perfect solution for all that American Girl Doll stuff. Under the bed storage bins have sections that you can use to keep everything organized. If you stick shoe boxes into those sections, they’ll be a bit more stable and you can keep smaller items like shoes and doll jewelry in Ziploc bags so that nothing gets lost. This would work for any type of toy but we thought it was the perfect storage solution for dolls and their accessories.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Serenitynowblog
Laundry Basket Dresser
Laundry baskets are great for storing and organizing but if you have a lot of them, they can become clutter themselves. This laundry basket dresser is the perfect way to keep toys organized and keep those baskets from looking like additional clutter. The baskets will slide in and out of their assigned places so they’re easy for kids to get to and you can label the fronts with pictures or words of what you want them to put inside. This is also a great idea for a clothes dresser if your child doesn’t have one or if they have too many clothes for your current dresser.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Beingbrook
Barbie Doll Organizer
An over the door shoe rack works perfectly for keeping Barbie and all of her friends organized. You can get these really cheap at the Dollar Store. Just hang it on the inside of the closet door or the bedroom door and she can keep all of her dolls neatly stored away. If the slots are too big to securely hold the dolls, you can sew one together yourself and it only takes a couple of hours from start to finish. This way, you get the perfect slots for dolls and you can make larger ones to hold clothes, shoes, and other accessories.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Agirlandagluegun
Lego Storage and Play Table
You can take those Legos and create a table that is perfect for playing and storing. The bins at the sides of the table hold the Legos and you don’t have to drop down a hundred bucks for a play table. You can just build one yourself. You’ll need a board to top the storage tables and then use that to build a tabletop that will hold those Legos perfectly in place while they play. Similar tables are very expensive but when you DIY it, you can get it for much cheaper and the kids can help you to build it, which is another plus.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ourweefamily
Doll Clothes Organization
Dolls have so many clothes. Really, sometimes we’re jealous of the amount of clothes that these little toys have. In order to organize them, you just need some colored scrapbook paper, gallon sized Ziploc bags and a little time. You just use the paper to separate outfits and you can fit two into each gallon bag. Have your daughter help you to choose the outfits with accessories like shoes, purses, etc. and then put everything into the bags. When you’ve got all of the clothing in bags, store them in plastic or canvas bins. They’ll be organized and no longer taking up room in the toy box. Plus, she’ll be able to find everything she needs when she plays with her dolls.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Pinkandgreenmama
Storage Packed Décor
This project was originally for a nursery but we thought that it would be great for toddlers and even older kids. You just need to build a wall of oversized blocks from wood and MDF boards. You can build them out as far as you have room to accommodate and each little block adds additional storage. Imagine how well you could keep those bedrooms organized! The blocks are so adorable and you can paint them whatever colors you want. Make alphabet blocks or if you have older kids, choose another type of decoration. Either way, they’ll add loads of storage.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thisoldhouse
Matchbox Car Garage
Your little boy will adore this DIY Matchbox car garage and you will adore the space that it leaves in the toy box. With just a few pieces of wood, you can create a great display/storage unit for those little cars and he’ll be able to get to them whenever he wants to play. Plus, they’ll be loads of fun to put away in their own hanging garage. You could even decorate the top to actually look like a garage to make it more fun. This particular garage is made from wooden shoe racks that you can get at your local home improvement store and they’re really not that expensive.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Aloandbeholdlife
DIY Storage Cubbies
Cubbies are great! Really. They use them in schools because they offer great storage potential and you can build them yourself pretty quickly. If you have room, these storage cubbies are perfect for keeping toys, crafts, and other items organized. You can label the fronts of each cubby to determine what goes inside which will really help you to get organized. These are perfect for bedrooms or playrooms or, if you have toys in the living room, build them along a wall in there. You could also add seating on top if you want, although you’ll have to leave them single stacked for that.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thehandmadehome
Pottery Barn Knock-Off Storage
Pottery Barn is great and has a lot of great products but they’re not typically cheap. Instead of spending a few hundred at Pottery Barn to get storage for toys, just build your own Pottery Barn knock-off storage unit. You can build a 6 unit storage bin for less than $40 which is a great savings over the $200 that you’ll spend to buy it at PB. They give you a lot of room to store toys of all sizes, too so you can get those rooms tidied up and perfectly organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Leafandletterhandmade
Build your little girl a dollhouse bookcase. She’ll love keeping her books, stuffed animals, or other toys on it and you’ll love that you can build it for around $50 whereas buying it would be a couple hundred bucks. You’ll need wood of course, as well as screws and the general wood building type supplies and tools. You also need to choose paint colors, although we think the pink and white are perfect. It depends however, on your daughter’s room colors. You’ll get six rather large shelves and the overall look of the dollhouse is really adorable. You could also do it like a garage for little boys. Just change the colors up a bit to make it more “manly”.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Ana-white
Cute Animal Storage Jars
Take a few old pickle jars (or similar jars with lids) and add plastic animals and you have adorable storage jars that kids will love putting their things in. These are great for crayons and other craft supplies or you could keep puzzle pieces, small cars or dolls or anything rather small in them. You just paint the lids of the jars whatever color you want and then attach a plastic animal. You know, those zoo animals that are always laying around or even plastic army men for little boys. If you have young children, you may want to consider plastic jars instead of glass but the same rules apply for adding the animals.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Coolmompicks
Mounds of Buckets
These plastic buckets are all tied together to create a wonderful mountain of storage. This is a really cute idea and one that won’t cost much at all. You just need plastic buckets and some zip ties to hold them together. It’s a great little storage unit that is perfect for keeping toys off the floor plus the toys are really easy for little ones to reach. Just build it however high you need it. Because the buckets are plastic, this is also a great idea for outdoor toys. You can even make a little game out of picking up toys. Just have them toss toys (not breakable ones) into the buckets and they’ll have their things picked up in no time!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Blog.al
Ok, we just love pegboards. There, we’ve said it. Pegboards are an organizer’s dream. If your kids need extra storage, pegboards work perfectly and for many reasons. You can use them to keep papers and other similar items neatly off the floor but even better, you can attach baskets to them to hold smaller things like crayons, pencils, small cars and dolls, and just about anything else you may want to put in there. Just pick up some cheap plastic baskets in different sizes (the Dollar Store has several for $1 or less) and attach them to your pegboard. You can hang the pegboard on the back of a door, on the wall, or just about anywhere else you have room.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Houseonashwelllane
Hide Away Storage
If you have storage units, bookshelves, or other ways of putting up toys but things still don’t seem terribly organized, it may simply be that you need to hide away your storage. There’s no shame in covering up things that don’t really look tidy. Take a spring loaded tension rod, like a shower curtain rod, and hang it in front of storage units or just hang a regular curtain rod there and hang a nice curtain that matches the room’s décor. The curtain will look nice and it will hide away all those toys and things that just really can’t be perfectly organized.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Plumberrypie
Hoopla! We love that word and we love the storage that you can create from embroidery hoops. To create these adorable little storage bags, you’ll need a couple of scraps of fabric and an embroidery hoop. You can use whatever size you need and you should be able to find loads of hoops at yard sales and thrift stores for less than a dollar each. These bags are great because you can hang them anywhere, like the back of a door or inside the closet. They’ll hold all sorts of crayons, toys, craft supplies, and anything else that doesn’t have its own little designated space.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Always-a-project
Get storage and an extra place to sit when you build this DIY corner bench with cubbies. It’s a great project that is perfect for any playroom, bedroom, or even the living room. Wherever you have a corner wall space, you can fit this in. It’s got cubbies underneath so you have loads of storage space and you just top it off with a cushion (that you can also DIY) and it makes a beautiful corner bench. The cubbies will store books, toys, or anything else you want and you can organize even more if you add canvas baskets to the cubbies.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Iheartorganizing
Sometimes you just have to really use your imagination to come up with storage and organizing solutions. Take these planters for instance. Instead of putting them on the wall to hold greenery and flowers, how about you put them on the wall to hold toys? This is the cutest idea and those planters are really inexpensive if you get them at flea markets, thrift stores, or yard sales. Imagine the storage potential. You just paint them in a colorful color (for the kids’ rooms) and then hang them on the wall. They’ll perfectly hold books, stuffed animals, larger dolls, and just all sorts of toys and things.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Lollyjane
This DIY toy chest also doubles as a toy, which is the best kind of toy box. You build it to look like a little house or garage so girls will use it like a dollhouse and boys can use it to play with their cars and trucks. Plus, it holds all those toys so they’ll have everything that they need for playtime and when they’re finished, they just put everything back into their little play box and put it away. It’s lightweight so they can tote it around if they want and the best part is they can help you to decorate it so they’ll love it even more.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Shelterness
Fabric Storage Boxes
You can create the perfect little storage boxes for all those toys for about $6 a box. Really. A sheet of plywood costs around $6 (for the cheap stuff). You simply build the boxes from the plywood and then cover them with fabric which you may have on hand or if not, you can get from discount racks or yard sales for just a couple of bucks per yard. Just make your boxes and then cover with whatever fabric you want. The boxes are sturdy because they’re made of wood and you get to cover them up and make them pretty, all while giving the kids new toy boxes to store all those toys.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thecsiproject
DIY Canvas Baskets
Instead of buying canvas baskets or totes, you can make them yourself and save even more money. Plus, when you make them, you get to do any color you want. Let the kids help you to pick out fabric and colors and then they’ll be glad to keep their toys organized in them. These little totes are really easy to make and really inexpensive. They can be used as toy boxes or you could use them with storage units. Just slide them into shelving slots so that toys are perfectly put away and out of sight.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Designsponge
DIY Lego Toy Box
Build your own Lego toy box, which is much easier than you may think. If your little one is a huge Lego fan, he’ll absolutely love this wooden toy box that looks just like a Lego. If you need a new toy box and you don’t really want to drop down a hundred bucks to get a good sized one, you can build this one for less than $50. It holds a lot of toys and it’s easy to customize. Just choose whatever Lego color you want. The box can be built from relatively inexpensive plywood and then you just need to create the top which can be done with a hole saw and some cheap wood.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Curbly
DIY Ikea APA Toy Box
Ah, Ikea hacks. We love them and you’ll love this APA toy box that you can make for just a fraction of what it would cost to buy. You can get the box for about $15 and then turn it into a great toy box that has a chalkboard top. Cover the sides with fabric and then just add chalkboard paint to the top. You may also want to paint the corners and side pieces to give it a good contrast. The box actually holds quite a bit for a $15 box and your little one will love helping you to customize it for their room. The chalkboard top is a great addition and gives them a play area as well as a place to organize their toys.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Littlefreeradical
Build a Barn Toy Chest
Build a barn, house, or whatever you want with this toy chest. It’s a really easy project and one that will cost very little compared to buying something like it. The barn is great for little ones that love horses and farm type stuff or you could do this in any color you wanted. The point it, it’s a cheap toy box to build and it holds loads of stuff so it’s perfect for getting those toys organized. And, you can make it in less than a day. Depending on the supplies that you have on hand, you may also be able to make it for nothing.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thisoldhouse
DIY Under Bed Storage
Under the bed storage is great. If you aren’t a huge fan of buying storage boxes or totes that fit under the bed, you can just build it yourself. This roll out storage chest can be built in just a couple of hours and it’s made from a single sheet of plywood, which you can get for around $10 or less. Imagine having great storage for less than $10! Build however many of these you need to get all of those toys organized. They’re also great for keeping unseasonal clothing out of the way. Put winter clothes in them during summer to save room in the closet.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Familyhandyman
Here’s a great under the bed storage idea that you can make from plastic drawers. With a little chalkboard paint, they’ll be the perfect organizers for kids’ rooms. Plastic bins are so cheap and when you add the chalkboard paint to the front, the kids will love writing down what goes into each bin. You can do this with one of those plastic bin dressers or just take the drawers and keep them under the bed. They’ll slide out pretty easily when they want something out of them and then push right back into place when they’re finished playing.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Randrworkshop
Rain Gutter Bookshelves
Oh the joys of upcycling! If you have a few old rain gutters that you don’t need (if not, you can buy them pretty cheap) you can use them to create great bookshelves for keeping books and stuffed animals organized. You literally just hang them on the wall and add whatever you want to them. Line an entire wall with them and give your kids loads of space for keeping things organized. They’re also great in the kitchen or living room for holding magazines and cookbooks so while you’re at it, just organize the entire house.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Raisingolives
Bonus project: Little Girls’ Dream – DIY Indoor Playhouse
Imagine the look on your little girl’s face when you build her an indoor playhouse. This beautiful DIY creation from All Things Heart and Home is the perfect addition to any little girl’s room. It is built over the closet door so the front door of the playhouse actually goes into the closet. How adorable is that? This is a must for anyone who loves DIY projects and who has little ones at home – or even grandbabies that you want to make very happy. You don’t even have to be a savvy woodworker to make it happen. Just follow the instructions and you will have your very own indoor playhouse.
Adorable Idea for Kids’ Art – Make Your Own Display Board
This idea from Crate Paper Blog is great. You can make your own little displays to hang on the wall and give yourself somewhere to pin all those art projects from your little ones. You can also use it to hang calendars, memos or just anything you want. The process and supplies list is on the blog and it takes just a little time to create this great little display board. This would be a great project for the kids, actually. You can have them make their own boards and then they can display their own art projects on the board that they created.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: crate