10 Storage Solutions for Kids' Rooms

10 Storage Solutions for Kids' Rooms

Sarah Coffey
Feb 15, 2010

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.

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