Before bath toys begin to take over your bathroom, try out these DIY bath toy storage ideas using the Dollar Store! These are simple ways to keep your bath toy clutter at bay, and they are obviously cheap!
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DIY Bath Toy Storage with the Dollar Store
Just when I thought I couldn’t love the Dollar Store (specifically the Dollar Tree) anymore, I found a way to use items from their store to help me organize my bathrooms on the cheap! Somewhat recently I used some clear plastic Dollar Store organizing bins to tackle my refrigerator based on a gorgeous image I saw on Pinterest. You can read more about that post HERE! That post has inspired me to use the Dollar Store while organizing my whole house!
I am currently working on my whole home organizational challenge called my “Hot-Mess House Challenge!” My plan is to declutter, clean, and organize each space in my home. You can read more about my “Hot-Mess House Challenge” HERE! Things had gotten a little unwieldy in my house, and I needed an organizational intervention! I have completed my linen closet and am currently working on my bathrooms. Check out the before and after of my linen closet HERE!
The euphoric feeling I have after organizing even these small spaces has been amazing! I can’t wait to continue to declutter and organize the rest of my house! You NEED to join me if you are feeling overwhelmed with your stuff! Start small, like a closet or your bathroom! That’s what helped me get started and keep going! If you want to see my “Easy to Use Home Organization Products” that I recommend to make your life easier be sure to check out that post! It basically covers every room in your house!
We have one full bathroom and one half bathroom in my house. Our house was built at the turn of the century, so our bathrooms are small, as well as, our storage space. One of the biggest issues with organizing our full bathroom was the enormous collection of bath toys that ended up all over the place! I wanted the toys to be out of sight! They make things look cluttered when they are visible. Here is a lovely “before” photo. It looks messy, because I did not have a place to put everything!
In order to keep the bath toys corralled and add some style to my bathroom, I created two storage places for the toys! The first place is in a mesh laundry bag hanging on the bathtub, and the second one is using plastic containers inside woven belly baskets. Here’s what I did to get a handle on the mess, and create my own bath toy storage using the Dollar Store!
How to Organize the bath toys:
- I went through the (several) bins that were holding all of our bath toys, and got rid of any gross, broken, or unused toys.
- I cleaned out the plastic bath toy storage bins and consolidated the leftover toys into two bins and a mesh bag.
- The mesh bag received all of the smaller toys (or toys that would drip excess water once removed from the bath tub) and the bins got all of the larger items.
- I hung the mesh bag on the wall in the bathtub using suction cup hooks, so that the excess water could drain out.
- The larger bath toys got put into the plastic bins that I trimmed to fit inside the belly baskets.
Details to DIY the bath toy storage:
Materials Needed for the Bathtub Mesh Laundry Bag
First, wet the suction cups a tiny bit and stick them to the wall.
Then, unzip the mesh laundry bag and place toys inside! (This “project” is so easy that I had to combine it with another bath toy storage idea for this post!)
Materials Needed for the Belly Baskets
- Round plastic bin that flares out
- Belly baskets (make sure the bins will fit inside your belly baskets)
I got the white bins at the Dollar Tree. Once I cut the top off of them, they fit perfectly inside my belly baskets. I found the belly baskets from Joanns, but you can see a billion similar ones above or my favorites below! At its widest part, the diameter of my belly baskets is about 12 inches.
These are all $15.00 or less!
First, cut off about three inches from the top of the round plastic bin.
Next, fold in both sides of the plastic bin to squeeze it into the belly basket, and you’re done!
DIY Bath Toy Storage with the Dollar Store
Originally I had the white plastic Dollar Tree bins holding all of the bath toys. But the toys were very easily seen. By placing the plastic bins inside the belly baskets, I didn’t have to worry about the baskets getting wet, and I was able to hide the toys better! I was also able to hide the toys in the mesh basket by hanging it in the bathtub!
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