Storage Shelves For Kids’ Rooms

You would be surprised to learn that the best way to make your kids want to play with their toys is by hiding them. Toddlers and young children are more likely to explore a new space when they know their toys are nearby. Clear out a part of a room or closet, then fill it with nets, containers, and bins that can double as furniture. When your little one is ready for more independence, the storage can be taken out and replaced with shelves or built-ins. In fact, this is a great way to declutter the entire house!

Kids Toy Storage Shelves

Toys are fun to play with, but they can become a real problem when they end up strewn across the floor. If you’re looking for a way to keep toys organized in your home, you’re in luck – there are tons of ways to store toys!

The Ikea Kallax

The IKEA Kallax shelving unit is the perfect size for any room. It’s designed to look stylish and make a useful addition to any room. It has lots of storage space with its cubby holes, which you can fill up with baskets of ‘stuff’. Everything gets tucked away and kept out of sight.

The Kallax on the other hand is a versatile unit that comes in different sizes and colours. This handy unit can be used in various ways, depending on how you want it to be used. You can use it vertically or horizontally, for example. This nifty unit is perfect for tailored storage and style.

Storage Globes

These storage globes are not only cool looking but easy to use, too. You can both fill them with craft items or small toys – all within easy reach. The transparent storage also makes a brilliant tip for anyone who needs a place to set their belongings.

Stackable Storage Boxes

These super soft grey storage boxes are perfect for adding sophistication to any room. They are also perfect for hiding away teddies, books or other toys! They come in a range of sizes and can be stacked, rearranged or under the bed. You can use them as a storage unit or decorative piece.

Open Storage Bins

This little piece of furniture will look really cool in your kid’s room! The open bins will encourage independent play…and it might just remind your child to place everything back again afterwards!

Storage Bags

Storage bags are a life-saver, especially when you need to do a quick tidy up. Pick a style that works with your colour theme and the toys can be easily placed (/thrown!) inside. You can also use storage bags to keep your children entertained on long car journeys. They will be able to keep themselves occupied for hours while you enjoy some peace and quiet.

Giant Lego Storage Blocks

The unique design of these storage bricks means that they can be used in so many different ways.  They are just the right size for small toys, but also large enough to hold building blocks.  With these storage bricks, you can store all your little things with ease and in style!

How To Build Kids Storage Shelves?

These bins are great for sports equipment, miscellaneous garage clutter, and even the kids’ stuff. These bins are designed with room for shelves and cabinets, so you can store all your gear in one convenient place. They’re also super easy to carry!

This planter box is constructed from recycled pallets that are stained to resemble faded blue paint. The wood has been sealed with water-based sealant for weather resistance. It features three shelves to store your plants, supplies, and other outdoor equipment. This planter is a beautiful addition to your patio or deck area.

Cut The Parts

Cutting plywood is a time-consuming process, but the simpler the better. I used a table saw to cut through this plywood easily. However, you can use a circular saw if you don’t have a table saw. I used “BC” plywood which is good enough for paint but you can buy birch veneer plywood if you plan.

By using a full sheet of plywood and a 4 x 4-foot section of 2 x 4, you can use the leftover plywood to make other projects. You can also save money by buying a full sheet and then cutting it into four pieces. The 1/4-inch-thick plywood is worth the extra money.

I built a simple, yet sturdy storage bin from a 1×6 pine board. I attached it to the top and bottom of the bin with screws. The two center boards are ripped down when you’re cutting up other parts, so you can cut them exactly to size. This bin is durable and strong, and will last for years.

Mark The Side Profile

To make a long story short, you can use a straight-edge or a measuring tape to draw lines around the board.    Then, for each line, measure up and mark the edge of the board at 0, 4 in., 15-1/2 in., 19-1/2 in., 31 in. and 35 in. Now go back and measure over 4 in. at the following locations: the bottom, 15-1/2 in., 31 in. and the top. These marks represent the indented portion of the side. Start at the end of the board, and connect the dots. It’s just that easy!

Cut And Sand The Sides

To make the cuts with a circular saw, clamp two of the side boards into your work surface. Cut one side board with a circular saw and then use the remaining two to finish the other side. Sand the edges with 80-grit sandpaper while the sides are still clamped together. Use one of the two cut side boards to mark one of the other uncut sideboards, and repeat the process.

If you’ve already chosen a color for your project, now would be a good time to sand and finish all the parts. That way, you’ll only have to touch up the fastener holes after assembly. Some of the plywood edges may have voids, which can be filled with wood putty or patching compound.

Assemble The Bins

The advantage of using a 4×8′ sheet of plywood is that it is easy to cut, install, and prep. When you’re cutting the frame to fit the size of your bin, use two circular saws or a jigsaw to make the cuts. Start by cutting the frame one-inch in from each end. Then use a handsaw to cut along the notches marked on one side of the frame. Finally, use a handsaw to make the final cut at each notch. Cut off any excess plywood around the notches until you get to the reference line.

  • I fastened the bottoms and the fronts with three 1-1/2-in. Brads.
  • Once it was all put together, I came back and reinforced it all with two 2-in trim head screws on each side of every board.
  • I added a couple of screws in the bottom to give it extra support.

Putting the bins together is a simple step. To make assembly easier, lay out the bins and attach them with screws. This will make it easier to get the bottom in place and screw on the front of the bin. Once you have both of these done, come back and install the 1×6 front on top of them. Align them flush with the outside edge of the plywood, and you’re done!

Finish Garage Toy Storage Bins Up

I drove three brads into each sideboard and came back and secured them with a couple of trim head screws. Square up your project using a plywood back.Start with the two factory-cut sides of the plywood – the top or bottom – and start fastening it to either the top or bottom, making sure it’s perfectly flush with the edge.

Then fasten one side, working away from the previously fastened top or bottom, straightening and nailing as you go. I installed one screw through the back into each bin bottom for a little extra support. Before you finish the other two sides, set up the project and check that things are square.

Measure the length and width of the bins and add at least an inch. Then, figure out how many boards you’ll need for desired depth. Cut the boards to size and pin in place with brads and screws.

If your project is going to be sitting on the concrete, you may want to install a couple of strips of treated lumber on the bottom. Rip 5/8-in. strips of treated lumber and tack them onto the perimeter of the bottom. The project will then be supported by a solid base, which will reduce the risk of it wobbling or moving around. All that’s left is to go tell the family that there are no more excuses for throwing stuff on the floor.

Required Materials for this Project

Organizing your projects ahead of time will save you time and money. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment by identifying the steps of the project and preventing mistakes from being made. Building your project in stages will allow you to focus on completing one stage before moving on to the next.

Storage Shelves For Kids Bedroom

This is not a secret. Being a parent is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, there’s plenty of ways to have kids and still have a well-organized home. Just think about it: you’re preparing meals and doing laundry all day long. The only thing left for you to do is pick up your kids’ toys and keep them organized! It might sound like an impossible task, but it’s possible with the right storage solutions.

Stack Crates

An old pallet is a perfect option for an open cubby. Lay out a couple of old crates and stack them on their side so they create two open cubbies. This is a great way to create a functional and portable playroom.

Secure Coat Hooks

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to keep your clothes organized with a coat rack. Just hang up any hats and dresses in the rack and they’ll be easy to access and you’ll feel like you have more storage space.

Store Them In a Closet

It’s a great idea to minimize how much stuff you have to manage. Having your storage systems in one central location will make it easier for everyone in the home to find what they need. Plus, it will free up more space – a huge plus for those of us who are constantly running out of room.

Get Modular Shelving

A modular shelving system is a great way to make your small space look more expansive. This might be a DIY project, if you’re handy with a saw and screwdriver. Or it might be a cost-effective option if you order one from Amazon or Ikea.

This white shelving unit looks like it was crafted by the same industrial designer as the rest of the room, and it means your kids can grow up with their toys on display as well as their books.

Utilize Space Under the Bunks

When kids move out of their bedrooms, they might be left with a single mattress or bed. A good solution is using the unused bottom bunk as a place to stash toys and keep them out of the way. This bunk bed is perfect for that! It’s like a secret fort!

Rethink Bookcases

Designing play spaces that are playful and inviting is easy with just a few smart principles. For example, create open shelves with baskets to encourage kids to explore. Use furniture that can be turned on its side or upended to make it interesting for kids.

Keep toys in an accessible spot you can easily find in case they need them, but keep them hidden in another space. And make sure your playroom has enough open floor space to allow for lots of creative play.

Combine Storage 

It sounds like a no-brainer, but many parents don’t think about making their kids’ toy storage part of their play area. This is a mistake, because it allows you to create a space where your kids can spend time playing. It also encourages them to pick up their own toys and gives them more space to store other toys. The best way to get kids to pick up their toys is by giving them places to put them.

Display Dress-Up Clothes On A Rack

There are so many memories that can be brought back with a little bit of creativity and a few pieces of wood. You should also consider hanging up these memories on the walls of your child’s room. But, even if you’ll only be able to get at them during special occasions, they’ll still make for great family photos and videos.