These clever containers will corral four common, constantly underfoot sources of kiddie clutter.
Low-Effort Lego Drop
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.
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
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.
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