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

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Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li
Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

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.

Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

Shopkins Scooper

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

Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

Matchbox Carport

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.

Aaron Dyer, Prop Styling by JoJo Li

Jigsaw Sorter

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