4 Toy Storage Solutions Every Parent Should Know About

These clever containers will corral four common, constantly underfoot sources of kiddie clutter.

1

Low-Effort Lego Drop

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Photo by Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

A lightweight, lidless vessel makes it easy for little ones to grab and go—and dump their stash of blocks back in when they’re done building.

To buy: Oval acrylic wastebasket, $25, containerstore.com.


2

Shopkins Scooper

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Photo by Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

Why fuss with a carrying case when you’re the only one putting figurines in said case? This one-size-fits-all sack makes for speedier cleanups, and it doubles as a portable play mat.

To buy: Lay-n-Go Lite, $22, layngo.com


3

Matchbox Carport

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Photo by Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

This mountable hardwood “parking lot” has a dozen slotted shelves and a clear acrylic door to keep mini cars in place. Hang it low on the wall in a kid’s room or a playroom.

To buy: 60 Hot Wheels display-case cabinet, $75, sfdisplay.com.



4

Jigsaw Sorter

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Photo by Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

Crushed boxes are an eyesore, and puzzle pieces can escape. Instead, decant pieces into stackable pullout drawers. (Cut out the puzzle images to keep, too.)

To buy: Clear sweater drawer, $25; dividers, $8 for two: containerstore.com.


The organizing experts: Jeni Aron, Erin Rooney Doland, Julie Morgenstern, and Beth Penn