Get your kid’s bath toys up off of the floor in your tub. Contain the clutter with one of these genius bath toy storage ideas! There are both DIY solutions and ready-to-purchase organizers for your bath toys.
We’ve all been there. Bath time has just finished. The kids have been dried off and the bath water is almost done draining out of the bath. There’s a faint smell of bubble bath and baby shampoo in the air. And you’re left with the big pile of bath toys at the bottom of the bath tub.
Bathtime cleanup is something that all parents go through. Today we’re breaking things down with the best bath toy storage ideas!
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20+ Genius Bath Toy Storage Ideas
DIY Storage Ideas for Bath Toys
We're going to start with some of my favorite bath toy storage ideas. These are all creative DIY ideas that some genius bloggers came up with!
I love this idea! Lindi and Russ build this gorgeous wood stool out of teak wood, which is naturally resistant to moisture. The top of the stool can be lifted off to reveal the perfect storage spot for bath toys.
There are slats in the bottom of the stool, which allow the water to drip out the bottom and prevents moisture from getting trapped inside the stool when the lid is on.
This one is a fun IKEA hack, Amanda hangs a tension rod on the back of the bathtub wall and then hangs IKEA metal baskets from the rod. Don't forget to drill a couple of drain holes in the bottom of the baskets to provide proper drainage for excess water.
I love that the rod is hung nice and low so the kiddos can help pick up the toys to keep the bathroom clutter-free.
This is a super creative DIY caddy for the side of the bathtub. This hanging organizer is made with plexiglass that is bent using a heat gun. Genius right?
It is the perfect place to store bottles of shampoo or bubbles, extra washcloths, or bath toys. The best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes to make this yourself and it looks gorgeous in your bathroom.
If you're looking for a super budget-friendly bath toy storage system, take a look at this one! She grabbed a plastic laundry basket at the Dollar Store and added some sliced-up pieces of pool noodles to the bottom.
The pool noodle slices help elevate the basket slightly to prevent mildew buildup underneath and let the water drain out easily.
This is a great solution if you have a lot of toys because the laundry baskets from Dollar Tree can hold a large volume of toys! She keeps the basket in the bathtub after bathtime and it is conveniently hidden by the shower curtain.
Here's another bath toy storage solution using baskets and a tension rod. This one is slightly different than the first one we saw. She uses shower curtain rings to attach Dollar Store plastic bins onto the shower rod.
Just keep in mind that the holes on the baskets need to be large enough for the shower curtain rings. There also needs to be holes in the plastic bins so they can drain out the water and provide some air flow.
This mesh bag is a pretty easy sewing project that you can do even if you're a beginner. Mesh is a great material to use to store bath toys because it is quick drying and has adequate airflow. She just attaches it to the shower wall using strong suction cups.
This idea is absolutely genius. She takes a metal hanging fruit basket and simply hangs it up from the shower curtain rod. There are plenty of holes in the wire baskets to make sure everything drains well. However, since it is metal keep in mind that it will likely rust over time.
Best Baby Bath Toy Storage Ideas for Purchase
If you'd rather just buy something for a quick and easy solution, check out these ideas.
This is the bath toy storage bag that we've been using for years in our house. It is very affordable and works like a charm. The strong mesh bag has large holes so the bath toys dry out quickly. The 2 suction cups work great on the bathroom wall in our shower. Simple and effective!
This hanging mesh bath toy organizer has a few different pockets, allowing you to organize different types of bath toys or store other bath supplies in the organizer - like bottles of shampoo, body wash, or bubble bath, brushes or scrubbers.
It comes with two types of hangers, so you can choose between suction cups or adhesive hooks.
I love the idea of this bath toy stand-up bin. It has a nice wide mouth, which allows you to scoop up the bath toy quickly and easily when there is water still in the bath. The scoop also comes with a little stand that you can put it in to let the bath toys drip dry into the base, instead of all over the floor. There are large draining holes on the base and the sides.
I also love that you can throw it in the dishwasher when it needs a good cleaning. There's a reason why it has over 1,800 5-star reviews on Amazon.
Here's another bath toy container for the corner of your shower, but this one is made with mesh fabric (instead of plastic like the other one). Because it is soft and flexible, no need to worry about your little one bumping their head if bathtime gets a little rowdy.
This bath toy scoop has a convenient handle and the actual basket is made from mesh so your toys can dry out quickly without the risk of mildew.
It comes with a hook that attaches to your shower wall with a suction cup. Once you scoop up the bath toys, you can easily hang the scoop up on the hook to allow them to drip dry. This one is nice and big so it holds plenty of bath toys!
This is a creative solution for getting the toys up from the bottom of your tub. It sits on the top of the bath tub, much like a bathtub tray. I love that it has divider panels so you can organize the toys or other bathtub essentials.
There's also the bonus that it is dishwasher safe in the top rack.
This mesh bath toy storage solution has three different pockets to divide and organize your kids' toys. It also has convenient side pockets for bottles of shampoo and a hook on the front for a scrubby.
Instead of hanging with suction cups, like the other products, this one has non-rusting adhesive hooks that won't fall off like the suction cups tend to.
This little toy hammock works kind of like the stuffed animal toy hammocks you use in kid's playrooms or bedrooms. It is a little net that hangs up in the corner and you can easily toss the bath toys up into the hammock to drip dry.
It doesn't seem like it would hold as many toys as some of the other bath toy organizers but could be a good solution if you don't have many toys.
This bath toy bucket is perfect for storing all of your essential toys. Use the handle to scoop up all of the toys and allow them to drip into the base provided. The kids would love that it looks like a whale too!
Which of these best bath toy storage ideas is your favorite? Do you use something else entirely? Let us know in the comments below!