Unique and Clever Ways to Hide & Store Kids Toys

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bean bag chair with stuffed animals

Function & style all in one.

As a parent, it’s important for me to have a functional, yet stylish way to hide all my kid’s toys. And while there are many, many storage toys boxes out on the market, I thought it would be fun to share some untraditional and unique ways to store all your kids’ toys. They’re so different and fun that even your kids will start to actually enjoy helping you clean up. 😉 That’s a total parent win if you ask me!

1. Drawstring mat

four kids playing on a blue at with legos

Toys that can go literally anywhere with you and clean up in as little as two seconds is any parent’s dream come true. Spread the Lay-n-Go Mat out on the grass at a picnic, take it to grandma’s, or spread it out on the living floor. No matter where your kids are playing, this is a hassle-free way to clean up toys and store them anywhere.

mom closing a blue drawstring bag with small legos inside of living family room

When it’s closed, there’s even a convenient strap to carry whenever you’re on the go.

boy playing with toys on airplane with drawstring lay n go playmat

They even make a smaller version that can easily be stored in a bookbag; perfect for on-the-go, traveling via airplane, or bringing along to preschool!

2. Storage ottoman

brown leather ottoman in living room with gray couch

I love this option for toy storage because sometimes you just don’t want a big bulky toy box sitting in your pretty living room. This stunning faux leather storage ottoman at Target provides a modern and industrial look while keeping all those toys hidden – and it still has a functional and thoughtful hinged top for little fingers.

3. Storage bean bag chairs

bean bag filled with stuffed animals

Additional seating that kids will love and toys that are out of sight for parents. These stuffed animal bean bag chairs are a win, win invention all around! I even think your child might have actual fun cleaning up their toys since they can stuff them with all the surplus of soft, plush toys that are currently laying around your home.

girl putting stuffed animals into hot pink and white stripe bean bag chair

And with about over 25 different prints and colors to choose from, there is something to fit every child’s unique personality and your current home decor.

gray and white stripe bean bag chair with girl holding a stuffed bear

For a similar option, I also loved this unique shaped bean bag chair, which comes in 2 different sizes, 12 different patterns, and colors, plus they can fit up to 110 plush toys with the bigger size. 😱

4. Toy Hammock

mom smiling at daughter with pink hammock in corner of room filled with stuffed animals

While this may be a nostalgic form of toy storage for some parents, I can’t help but still love this convenient way of stashing away all those lightweight toys and keep them off the floor. And as long as there are walls for your new hammock, you can easily assemble it in any room in your house – or, for a more concealed toy storage option, put it in a closet!

helmets and balls in cream white hammock

These hammocks also won’t take up unnecessary space in baskets, bins, and other places you might need to store additional kid’s stuff. Choose from 5 different colors and 2 sizes. There’s something for everyone, and they’ll be able to fit all the things.

5. Animal basket

gray rope basket with bear face

A cute animal basket is a great way to conceal your kid’s toys and all the odds and ends that find their way to the floor by the end of the day. Not only will it conceal all the clutter, but it’s going to look really adorable, too!

I’m loving these adorable kids throw pillows right now! And they’re ALL $20 and under!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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