Stuffed animals. So cute! So fluffy! So full or memories! So good at taking up space. It started so innocently right. Your child wanted the stuffed penguin at the zoo. The they wanted one from a carnival, then a theme park then people realized how much your little one loved animals so they gifted them out of the kindness of their hearts and the next thing you know, your kid’s bedroom is overrun with stuffed little creatures. Now you feel like all you can do is stand there. scratching your head wondering how on earth you’re going to contain this stuffed “mini zoo”. But this doesn’t have to be a permanent state. It is possible to organize these toys with a little help. Luckily for you, other parents have walked this road before and have shared their favorite stuffed animal storage ideas. And just to make your life that much easier, we created the list below so you don’t have to waste any time finding the perfect solution for you.
Stuffed Animal Storage Ideas for Messy Rooms
When your kids reach that age when they don’t play much with their stuffed animals but they’re still not quite ready to get rid of them, this stuffed animal swing is a brilliant idea.
Stuffed animal chairs are a genius way to keep the toys out of the way and make them useful at the same time. What kid wouldn’t love these?
If sewing isn’t your thing, here’s a stuffed animal chair from Amazon that looks pretty affordable and has great reviews.
Install a curtain rod and let the animals hang off it. What a cute and simple option!
Build one of these toy corrals to attach to the end of your child’s bed.
Wall-mounted buckets or baskets are an easy, practical solution to the toy problem.
Install a long shelf nearly the length of the room to keep stuffed animals on. This is another good solution if your child no longer plays with them but wants to keep them a while longer.
Hang a shoe organizer to store small stuffed animals behind the door.
Or here’s a no-sew stuffed animal hammock made with tulle, ribbon and command hooks.
Over-the-door shelves are another good behind-the-door solution to keep the toys out of the way but still within easy reach.
For kids with only a handful of stuffed toys, a hanging basket may be all you need.
Attach stuffed animals to a ribbon with clothespins, and hang them in a corner to get them out of the way.
A revolving shoe tree is a smart storage solution because your child can rotate the tree to reach toys easily rather than pulling out loads of them at once.
You can pick up a couple of wall hanging planters for fairly cheap at your local home improvement store, but I see these often at thrift stores and garage sales, too. We’re all about cheap storage here!
I’m so glad I ran across this wire hamper trick. We bought some from Walmart several years ago but don’t love them for laundry. They’ll work much better for storing our son’s stuffed animals!
Isn’t this toy canopy a gorgeous option for a girl’s room? It looks so wispy and pretty.
You know it won’t be long before that little zoo starts invading the rest of your house so you need to contain immediately. Whether you child’s bed is covered, their closet is full or their room is carpeted with stuffed animals, one of these solutions will calm the chaos and help restore some sanity back into your life.