Stuffed Animals and Plush Toy - How To Store

10 Ways for Your Kids to Store Their Stuffed Animals

It doesn’t take much for your child to start amassing an extensive collection of stuffed animals. They start receiving them early and never seem to want to give them up. How many of you still have access to your favorite plush friend from when you were a child? The next thing you know, your kid’s bedroom is full of plushies. As parents, we’re all wondering how we’ll store all of them without every room looking like a zoo. We’ve all been there; luckily, they created creative ways to organize stuffed animals. Let’s take a look at innovative ways to store stuffed animals

1. Build Your Own Storage Display

hanging stuffed animals

The option displayed here is a cute wall-hanging swing display. This storage idea works well if your kids don’t play with their stuffed toys anymore but are too attached to get rid of them. It’s also a creative way to organize each stuffed animal according to its type, size, or color. Who knows, maybe your teen/tween will want to display their favorite plushies?

2. Repurpose an Old Planter to Store Stuffed Animals

planter boxes and stuffed animals

Most kid’s rooms don’t have a ton of floor space. Try hanging planter boxes on the wall. These solutions give the less handy parent a clean option to keep toys off the floor. Make them a decoration. Paint them to match the room. Maybe your child would want to join in and add their flair. Either way, the option is clean and becomes a nice decoration.

You can also do this with hanging planters. Clean, repaint and add some decorations, and you’re ready to mount your new creation to the ceiling. It’s simple and easy because you don’t need to spend money on it. Depending on your child’s plushies, you might need to hang multiple planters to accommodate.

hanging planters and plush toys

3. Make or Buy a Stuffed Animal Hammock

ways to hang stuffed animals

Hammocks aren’t just for people; they can hold your stuffed animals too! The hammock crochet pattern makes it a fun addition to the kid’s bedroom or playroom. You can make your own, customize a hammock or find something on Esty.

4. Knitt or Sew a Plush Toy Holder

knitting and sewing haning solutions

If sewing is more your style, get out your scissors and yarn and tap into your creative juices by making a knitted or sewn net. These stuffed animal holders allow you to make them in whatever design and size you want, and if you choose knitting, they should be stretchable. If knitting is not your thing, find a blanket or sheet that fits the style of the room and cut it to size. Using what you have on hand keeps your project affordable — just tap into your creativity and get it done.

5. Make a Stuffed Animal Storage Pillow

plush toy pillow case

There are always cute solutions for sale on Etsy, or you can grab the idea and make it yourself. Everyone has big pillows. Imagine stuffing a big pillowcase with your plushies. It’s a soft and formed cushion and keeps everything clean. Add a zipper, and now everything is secure. It’s storage and pillow all in one. Genius, right?

6. A Rolling Plush Toy Storage Ottoman

toy box

Ottoman storage boxes are ideal for stuffed animal storage. It’s not just storage — it doubles as a chair or table! Give your child art supplies and let their creativity run wild. These solutions give you some cute furniture with which your child builds a connection. This only works if you have floor space to accommodate your new ottoman. Add wheels, and now it moves. Problem solved. Either way, it’s a great way to store stuffed animals

7. Repurpose A Dresser Drawer As A Storage Box

storeage box

Find your way to the nearest flea market and search for an old dresser. Unhinge one or more of the drawers and add some lets. Voilà, you have a new stuffed animal storage box. Add a piece of wood to the top with a few hinges, and it doubles as a table. This is a fun way to solve multiple problems with one solution.

8. Repurpose A Shoe or Closet Organizer for Plush Toy Storage

repurpose shoe holders

Shoe organizers are designed for shoes but can be your stuffed animal storage and organizer. The visibility helps kids easily find their favorite plushie vs. rummaging through a box full of toys. Now they have a specific place. You can do the same thing using a closet organizer.

9. Wooden Stuffed Animal and Toy Storage Bin

wooden boxes

Like building things yourself? Don’t love metal or galvanized steel? Try wood — you can make creative shapes, decide on the color and have it fit perfectly into the décor of your home or at least your child’s room. Letting your child add their touch makes it so they can give it their flair. Make it whatever size you want or stack as many together as it makes sense.

10. Zoo Stuffed Animal Storage Idea

the zoo

Want to take child’s play to the next level? Build or buy something that matches all of their plush friends. This animal zoo on Esty stores your kid’s toys and gives them a creative place to play “zoo.” Getting their plush toys out and putting them back is easy — push them inside the zoo. This type of toy encourages independence. Consequently, your kids can get toys out on their own because now they can reach them.


There are tons of stuffed animal storage solutions on the market. Check out Etsy or any toy store, for that matter. I’m a big fan of building what fits your style, so repurposing things you have on hand can solve your mess problem with just a little creativity. The key is, have fun and let your child participate in the creation. After all, it is their room 😊

Like this post? Follow our blog for educational content.