Toys are both a blessing and a curse. Play is an essential part of learning and childhood, but no one knows pain like a parent who has just stepped on the wrong side of a loose Lego. With every new “must-have” toy on the market, that collection continues to grow. Perhaps your child’s toys are neatly stored in a play room, or maybe they’ve taken over every corner of your living space. No matter how you’re currently handling a potential “toy overload,” you may find that a new toy chest is a welcome addition to your organizational arsenal.
Check out some of our favorite practical and unique toy chests below!
17 Toy Chest Storage Solutions To Manage The Mess
Tot Tutors Toy Storage Organizer
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Disney Minnie Mouse Deluxe Toy Chest
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Sauder Pogo Bookcase & Footboard
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Jumbo Toy Hammock
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Little Tykes Primary Colors Toy Chest
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Folding Storage Ottoman
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3 Sprouts Toy Chest
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Step 2 Lift and Roll Toy Box
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Step 2 2-in-1 Toy Box and Art Lid
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If you’re looking for the ultimate organizational solution for all of those small-parts toys, then look no further than the Tot Tutors Toy Storage Organizer. At 31″ by 34″ inches, this storage unit allows you to organize toys by type, color, size—you name it! It comes with twelve storage bins (four large, eight small) that can easily be removed from the rack for easy play and clean-up time. The unit is available in five color collections (primary, pastel, espresso, summit, and friends) so you can find a unit that fits any playroom theme.
Dimensions: 34 x 11 x 31 inches
Is your little one a Disney fan? Then consider the Minnie Mouse Deluxe Toy Box to store all of their Disney-themed toys. Recommended for children ages 3-8, it’s designed to meet the challenges of childhood with safety features and a scratch-resistant surface. The bright, graphic design covers every visible surface of the chest, with bows, hearts and Minnies galore! Cutout handles on both sides make it easy for you to carry the box when playtime relocates to another room. Manufacturer Delta Children also offers four other designs to choose from: Princess, Dora, Cars, and Mickey Mouse.
Dimensions: 23.5 x 14.5 x 21.5 inches
The Sauder Pogo Bookcase & Footboard elevates the average toy chest to an elegant and versatile piece of bedroom furniture. The bookcase/toy chest doubles as a footboard and has plenty of storage for all of your child’s most beloved playthings and bedtime stories. The 32″ x 41″ chest is available in a soft white or oak finish. Adorable ID tags allow you to customize and personalize this unique storage solution.
Dimensions: 41.1 x 15.5 x 32.8 inches
Is your child’s bedroom turning into a stuffed animal menagerie? With this Jumbo Toy Hammock, you’ll be able to wrangle all of your child’s plush animals from their bed, the couch, and anywhere else they may have escaped! This hammock-style solution frees up space on the floor for other furniture, and stretches to accommodate even the largest toy animal collection (up to twenty pounds)! The hammock includes dry wall anchors and hooked screws for quick assembly.
Bonus tip: Turn clean-up time into a game. How quick can your child throw all of their stuffed animals into the hammock?
Dimensions: 72 x 48 x 48 inches
Large, sturdy and colorful, the Little Tykes Primary Colors Toy Chest puts all of your children’s toys right at their fingertips. This easy open-and-close model will hide toys from view while remaining accessible to little hands. The chest offers six cubic feet of storage, large enough for big toys, with two trays underneath the chest to store smaller, easy-to-lose toys. The lid can’t snap closed and can be detached so little fingers won’t be hurt. Fans of the product describe it as “very durable” and “easy to clean.”
Dimensions: 23.2 x 38.4 x 22 inches
Looking for a toy chest that’s a bit more inconspicuous? The Folding Storage Ottoman will blend perfectly in a living room space that often doubles as a playroom. Store or hide toys, blankets, books and more inside. Close it up, and the box turns into extra seating or a comfy footrest. The compact, foldable design is easy to assemble and breakdown—simply expand or collapse! The faux leather finish is easy to wipe down and provides an elegant alternative to cloth or plastic storage solutions. SONGMICS offers the ottoman in beige, brown, and black–and for the more adventurous decorator: neon green!
Dimensions: 43.3 x 15 x 15 inches
Heroes in a half shell! This Ninja Turtles Multi-Bin Toy Organizer will encourage any TMNT fan to participate at clean-up time. Designed for children ages 3-6, the unit stands at just over 2 feet tall and will help “morph a messy room into a clutter-free zone!” The graphic, primary design features Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Donatello in action, and some favorite phrases from the series. The organizer includes six wood and fabric bins of various sizes, so you can store all of your favorite toys from big to small. Delta Children offers many other designs, including, Frozen, PAW Patrol, Spongebob Squarepants, Sesame Street, Hello Kitty, Spider-Man and more!
Dimensions: 26.6 x 7.3 x 14.4 inches
3 Sprouts Toy Chest provides the perfect place to store toys out of sight. Little hands can easily open and close this chest lid with the handy pull tab. Each toy chest features an adorable animal applique, adding a cute decorative element to a child’s room. The elephant is a perfect fit for my baby’s nursery and my older daughter loves the alligator. 3 Sprouts Toy Chest is inexpensive and durable with a wipeable fabric you can easily spot clean. It’s also lightweight which makes it the perfect toy hauler for moving toys from room to room. This sizeable chest will hold a variety of toys and keep rooms looking tidy.
Dimensions: 14.5 x 24 x 15 inches
Step 2 Lift and Roll Toy Box makes a great toy hauler for moving children’s toys around the house. Because the durable wheels roll easily, they will not scratch floors. Moving toys from room to room can be handy when there are little ones that need to be kept in sight by adults moving around the house. And kids will enjoy working those little muscles as they try pulling the box around by themselves with the easy to grasp handle. Because I run a home daycare, kids having easy access to the toys is a must. Plus, I love being able to roll a toy chest into a closet or bedroom so I can have my living space back at the end of the daycare day.
Dimensions: 69.8 x 52.7 x 50.2 cm
Step 2 2-in-1 Toy Box and Art Lid is a multi-tasking toy chest and art desk. It includes removable bins for storing art supplies and other small items. There is also a large amount of space for bigger toys. Kids will love coloring or crafting on the chest’s lid, which doubles as an art table. All my toddlers in daycare love coloring and craft projects. This desk makes a perfect surface for their projects and keeps craft messes and crayons off the ground away from the babies. I also like that this multi-use product is a real space saver in my kid’s play area.
Dimensions: 19 x 30.5 x 19 inches
Modern Essentials Toy Box is a beautiful piece of furniture for a child’s room. This toy chest can be personalized with a child’s name at no extra cost and the special touch makes this toy chest unique to each child. Kids can store an abundance of toys in this roomy chest and it includes a book rack for keeping favorite books accessible to your kids. Rounded corners and a safety lid closure makes this chest safe for placing in a young child’s room. A personalized toy chest with a child’s name makes for sweet nursery decor and is useful for years after as toy storage.
Dimensions: 33 x 17.75 x 18.50 inches
12. KidKraft Toy Box
KidKraft Toy Box is an attractive piece of furniture that would fit in any room of the house. Because this box doubles as a bench, it will also provide extra seating in a living or family room. The lid has a safety latch to prevent any fingers getting pinched and there is plenty of room to store toys. Many of my kid’s toys are in the living room because I prefer they play where I can easily watch them. I love this toy chest because once the toys are put away, it blends in with my regular furnishings. Once you’re no longer in need of toy storage this chest can be used to store blankets or other items. The toy box comes in several attractive colors and is easy to assemble. It is a beautiful way to store and organize kid’s things.
Dimensions: 84 x 46.7 x 70.5 cm
G.U.S. Collapsible Toy Chest is the perfect toy hauler for families needing toys brought from room to room as kids and parents move around. The velcro handles and sturdy construction allow for lightweight mobility. This roomy toy chest will hold many toys, even large ones. A great feature of this chest is parents can fold it and store it away when it isn’t in use. I live in a smaller home, so things that can be folded up and stored when not in use are essential. In addition to its other great features, the material of this chest is durable and easy to clean.
Dimensions: 30 x 15 x 15 inches
Delta Jack and Jill Deluxe Toy Box is not only roomy enough to hold toys of all sizes but includes a separate place to store books. Moms and dads can choose blue or pink for this sturdy wooden chest. The rounded corners, smooth edges and safety closure make this toy chest a safe addition to a child’s play space; I prefer this type of closure for easy opening and closing by kids. I also love the book storage as my kids have quite a collection and reading is so important for kids imagination and development too.
Dimensions: 33 x 16.5 x 24 inches
Step 2 Lift and Hide Storage Chest is a great space saving toy chest and bookshelf combination. The lower half has plenty of room for toys, large and small. The top half includes a bookshelf for small toys and a children’s book collection. I love how easy this is to clean by simply wiping off the plastic surface. This toy chest works well in a smaller bedroom where the dual toy storage and bookshelf makes the most of the space. Storing toys and books together mean I don’t have a bookshelf taking up space in my daughter’s room. For my needs, this toy chest has the perfect combination of features.
Dimensions: 30.8 x 30.2 x 23.5 inches
Fantasy Fields Wooden Storage Bench is a hand painted, unique toy storage box that will be the highlight of any room; charming hand painted imagery appeals to a child’s imagination. Closing the lid is easy and safe with a cutout that prevents finger pinches. This bench is made of eco-friendly, lead-free wood and paints. This toy chest doubles as a bench for extra seating and it is perfect for families looking for a toy chest that is unlike everyone else’s.
Dimensions: 23.2 x 12.8 x 27 inches
Wooden Toy Box and Blanket Chest is exactly what the name states. A simple and quality piece of furniture. You can store a large number of toys inside and the attractive wood design means this chest will fit in any room of the house, not just those designated for children. This high-quality wooden chest can be used to store toys and later blankets or paperwork or anything you need to tuck away. The chest has a safety soft close to keep fingers safe. I’ve had this chest for years in my own bedroom and I use it to store keepsakes from my own and my kid’s childhoods.
Dimensions: 41 x 20 x 21 inches
What do you think of our list?Let us know if you’ve found any quirky and practical toy chest or toy storage solutions for a bed- or playroom! Leave a comment or picture below!
Feature image courtesy of Flickr, JeffHBlum.