Unless you’re Mary Poppins, then getting your children to pick up their toys at the end of the day might be an uphill struggle. For everyone who’s ever stubbed a toe on a discarded Lego brick or turned an ankle on an out-of-favour doll, we’ve tracked down ten storage solutions to encourage children to tidy as part of the fun.
1. Play and go storage bag, Bobby Rabbit
This is a genius idea. This Road Map design is reversible, with thunderbolts printed all over one side and a fun interactive print on the other. So they can play on it, then scoop it all up and store it away afterwards, thanks to the clever drawstring design. Available in a range of other designs as well, it costs £29.95 from Bobby Rabbit.
2. Panda storage basket, Liewood
Liewood’s Panda storage basket is the cutest way to tidy your toys away! This little face is bound to keep you smiling. Comes with a loop so you can hang from a storage hook or shelf. £28, available from The Modern Nursery.
3. Nobobobo storage box, Mini Maison
This handcrafted, wooden toy storage box is made from high quality birch plywood which is very durable and safe. The box comes with rubber castors that won’t scratch your floor, making it perfect for moving around the house and using as and where you need it. Available in different designs, it costs £95 from Mini Maison.
4. 3 Sprouts squirrel storage bin, Getting Personal
Keep your little one’s bedroom tidy with this 3 Sprouts Storage Bin! Made from 100% cotton. It comes in three colourful designs: a ‘raw-some’ green dinosaur, a cute berry squirrel and a bright orange fox. £29.99, available from Getting Personal.
5. ‘Hello toys’ stuff bag, Happy Jackson
Store toys or baby essentials in this Happy Jackson ‘Hello Toys’ Large Stuff Bag. Tote it around with you on the go or store it at home. The black and white striped bag reads ‘Hello Toys… in you get!’ in a bright pink speech bubble, under a yellow star detail, and includes woven turquoise handles. Was £5.99, currently £2.99 from Temptation Gifts.
6. Set of three sweet face toy baskets, Rice DK
This set of three charming raffia toy storage baskets with sweet appliqué faces comes in shades of pink and yellow, ideal for persuading at least some members of the family to tidy up! £165 for the set, available from Printer and Tailor.
7. Personalised toy box with padded lid, Plantabox
If tripping over the kids’ toys is a daily occurrence then this personalised kids wooden crate toy box is the solution you’ve been looking for. This stylish wooden storage solution is a big hit with little people who love having their own personalised toy box. It costs £95 and is available from Plantabox.
8. Lemon suitcase, Bobby Rabbit
This Lemon Suitcase will bring sunshine and smiles aplenty to your child’s shelf! Handmade using printed recycled cardboard, it is perfect for collecting, storing and transporting all those little treasures… and keeping them safe and sound until the next play time. £10, available from Bobby Rabbit.
9. POP stackable boxes, Loaf
Beached timber stackable boxes with baskets woven from old magazines, these are bright and colourful. £145 for a set of three, available from Loaf.
10. Gold unicorn kraft paper storage bag, Mini Maison
This gold unicorn paper storage bag has been loving hand-painted and is made from double ply natural kraft paper which is amazingly durable. They can withstand even the most boisterous toddler! Available in a range of different designs, £10.50 from Mini Maison.