11 Top Toy Box Ideas To Keep Playtime Organized

In every corner of the world, at any given time, there is a parent squashing Barbie’s head, getting a lego block wedged between their toes or frantically searching for that must-have toy that their little one needs NOW! No matter how hard one tries and strives for that Pinterest inspired play area, the bedroom or playroom usually resembles a mini-warzone, with puzzle pieces, books and balls everywhere, except in the toy box.

But no more! With my top toy box picks I believe I’ve found a storage solution to suit everyone, whether it be form, functionality or cost.

Top Toy Box Ideas

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Multi Activity Table
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Elephant Toy Chest by 3 Sprouts
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 LEGO Storage Blocks
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RICE Toy Baskets
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Storit Kids Activity Table with Toy Box on Wheels
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Edushape Pop-Up Fabric Toy Box
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Fun Time Room Toy Organizer by Step 2
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1. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Multi Activity Table


I’m giving this multi-activity table from award-winning toy makers Melissa & Doug a big thumbs up! Known for their commitment to quality and attention to detail, this versatile activity station and toy box is the perfect addition to any playroom or bedroom. With enough space for three or four kids, the large double-sided play board and jumbo drawer allows for imaginative play or arts and crafts and easy packing away. I also love that, true to Melissa & Doug’s products, it’s safe and durable. And did I mention easy to assemble?


2. Lift and Hide Bookcase Toy Box with Lid by Step 2


Form, function and kid-friendliness make this 2-in-1 toy box and bookcase a very smart storage solution. It’s available with a red or pink retractable lid and features a back panel, which stops books and toys falling down the back. This nifty toy box cum bookshelf has been designed with safety in mind.  It’s extremely durable and it gets an extra point for being easy to assemble.


3. Elephant Toy Chest by 3 Sprouts


These animal toy chests by 3 Sprouts are the perfect for any room. Big on space and style, they’re also very convenient with no assembly needed. I personally love the elephant one, but there are loads of others to choose from, including a hippo, a leopard, a crocodile, a poodle, a whale and a buffalo. Or even better, I suggest mixing and matching and bringing a little bit of the wild inside!


4. LEGO Storage Blocks


Lego! Need I say more? These oversized LEGO Storage Blocks are, without a doubt, the ultimate in cool. Just like the regular LEGO bricks, you can build, stack and play with them or use them to store your valuables, and of course, your LEGO blocks.


5. RICE Toy Baskets


Too pretty not to display, the range of beautifully embroidered raffia toy baskets from RICE brightens up any living space. The baskets come in different shapes and sizes and in designs boys will love too, the toy baskets are fun, funky and functional. It’s also worth mentioning that RICE does everything with a lot of heart. They are socially responsible and accountable, and take an active part in CSR projects around the world.


6.  Storit Kids Activity Table with Toy Box on Wheels


Not only is this an awesome 2-in-1 table and storage unit, it’s also a great looking piece of furniture that would look good in a toddler, tween or teen’s room. With some really clever design features, like the small well in the middle of the table for storing pens, pencils and other bits and pieces, the activity table has space for two children and the toy box conveniently slides under the table when playtime is over.


7. Sprout City Print Cardboard Cubby Bins


100% recyclable, these cubby bins can be used on their own, stacked up on the floor, on wall shelves or with a Sprout Cubby organizer. With six unique city theme prints the eco- and budget-friendly cubby bins will make light work of tidying up.


8. Levels of Discovery Firefighter Toy Box Bench


Well, my four year old son thinks this is a definite winner! The adorable firefighter toy box and bench makes packing up a whole lot of fun and with  a working bell, ladder design arms, a large sliding door and its very own dalmatian pup, it encourages imaginative play too. The bench comfortably holds two to three toddlers, which means it’s fun and functional. A word of warning though, it’s part of the Levels of Discovery Firefighter collection, which you’re going to love.


9. Edushape Pop-Up Fabric Toy Box

This pop-up fabric toy box is more of a bag than a box, and it’s perfect if your busy little bee likes traveling with a few of their favorite Edushape toys. It’s light enough for them to carry and the attached handles are ideal for little hands.  This brightly colored box is a great addition to any toy room and collapses for easy storage too.


10. Fun Time Room Toy Organizer by Step 2


Available in two color options, pink and tropical, this toy and book organizer from Step2 is durable, easy to clean and safe for little ones. The 11 bins (9 large and 2 jumbo) keep treasured toys, books and crafts organized and the bright colors and easy access encourage little ones to pack away once playtime is over.

11.  Levels of Discovery Simply Classic White Bench Seat with Storage


As a mom and a self-confessed sentimentalist, I love pieces of furniture that grow and change with your needs. This classic white bench with storage space would look beautiful in a nursery or toddler’s room, sit happily in a tween or teen’s den, and when they’ve all left home,  fit perfectly in your sunroom or foyer. Okay, I’m getting a little bit ahead of myself here, but you know what I mean. The toy box bench combo is an investment and future family heirloom.


How are you keeping playtime organized? Let us know your best toy box ideas in the comments below.


Feature image courtesy of Flickr, ignat.gorazd.

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