Creative Storage Solutions For Messy Kids' Toys

If you’ve ever accidentally stepped barefoot on a Lego, then you know the order of events. 1) Scream colorful obscenity in front of your five year-old. 2) Deem toys on the floor the bane of your existence. 3) Get serious about organizing.

Here, ten creative ways to clean up the playroom and get on with your life.

Get plush toys off the floor and into a mounted garden basket.

Home Depot$25

Or stick them through the loops of an Ikea accessories hanger.

IKEA, $8

Or…back-of-the-door shoe organizer.

Target, $10

Keep track of what’s in boxes by taping a picture to the front.

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Then park toy cars on a magnetic knife rack.

Zesty Nest, $35

Store crayons in kitchen canisters.

Amscam, $13

Fruit basket? Try bath-toy organizational system.

Home Basics, $13

Pay no attention to the toys behind the curtain.

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Or the dress-up clothes in this awesome DIY mini closet.

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And never underestimate the power of the Ikea Trofast storage series.