10 Storage Solutions for Kids' Rooms

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Kids are collectors by nature, and showers, birthday parties, and holidays all contribute to an ever-growing pile of stuff. The best way to confront the stuff is to have a system for paring down when you can. It also helps to have good storage to honor and care for the things you do keep.

Oeuf Toy Storage at Spacify: Oeuf's children's furniture is consistently stylish and modern. The quality is good, and prices are in the mid-to-high range. These open toy bins run about $500 for the set.

Shelving from Community Playthings: This store specializes in furniture for childcare centers, classrooms, and Montessori schools. They have a big selection of shelving that's wooden, safe, and durable, with prices ranging from $100 to $1,000.

Storage Bins and Boxes at Hable Construction: This textile design company was founded by sisters Katharine and Susan in 1998. Their signature dots fabric is both playful and simple, and you can find it on a range of fabric boxes and bins. Prices are on the high end at $98 for the boxes shown above. It you like the idea, but need something cheaper, try making your own.

Trofast at IKEA: This wood and plastic system is made for toy storage, since the plastic bins are easy to slide in and out. Bins come in a bunch of combinations and colors, and prices start around $50 for a 3-bin combo.

Expedit at IKEA: This particleboard shelving system shows up a lot on Ohdeedoh. Its square cubbies can be used with a range of different inserts, including doors, drawers, and bins. Shelves start around $60.

Q Collection at Fawn & Forest: These stackable shelves are made in the USA from 100% recycled wood with non-toxic, low-VOC finishes. They come in a variety of colors and shapes, and the cut-out shapes make it easier for little hands to open the cabinet doors. Each cubby is $315 to $365, which can add up to a pricey system when you're buying several modules.

Elfa at the Container Store: This wall-mounted system is a popular choice for offices and closets. Since components are adjustable to whatever combination you want, they can be configured to fit a child's room. The child's workstation shown above is on sale for $450 (regularly $640).

Nursery Storage at Kangaroom: This store specializes in organization, and they have an extensive kids' section for babies and older children. Prices are generally affordable. The nursery bins shown above are $15 a piece.

Itso Storage System at Target: Target's Itso System was created in collaboration with design firm IDEO. The stackable, modular shelving is marketed as flexible enough for a kid's room, an entryway, a dorm, or anywhere you need storage. Made from laminate wood or plastic, it starts around $20 per cube.

Loom Storage System at Mason & Matisse: Designed for toddlers, the Loom Storage System by Nurseryworks is a combination desk, rolling toy storage caddy, and one or two top shelves. It's beautiful, but not cheap at $1,095.