Say goodbye to a cluttered yard full of toys and bikes and hello to a stylish and organized outdoor oasis! Get your kid’s toys organized with these 19 outdoor toy storage ideas for your backyard.
We all know how outdoor toys and gear can take over your yard, turning it into a chaotic mess. But don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with clever storage solutions that will definitely tidy up your outdoor space.
From creative DIY projects using pallets to stylish storage benches that double as seating, this roundup has it all. No matter the size of your patio, deck, or backyard, there’s an idea for you!
Get ready to revamp your backyard space and get those outdoor toys cleaned up!
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Outdoor Toy Storage Ideas
There are so many different DIY projects to get your kiddo's toys more organized in your backyard. From organizing toys for the pool to parking bikes, here are some great outdoor toy storage DIY ideas!
I don’t know about you, but our kids have accumulated their fair share of outdoor toys as they’ve gotten older. Whether it is with random soccer balls, baseball bats, other random sports equipment, or water toys, they love playing outside! This DIY deck box was the perfect solution! We were sure to use a soft-close hinge on the lid of the toy box so it wouldn't slam shut on little hands. We're sharing the free woodworking plans so you can easily build your own just like this!
This storage bin for kid's outdoor toys is a great idea. I love the slatted sizes that allow damp toys (like water guns and buckets) to dry out with some airflow.
Colleen mentioned that she used to have a black and yellow plastic tote to hold the toys in the backyard, but when they started renovating their backyard and making it pretty, she wants something beautiful and functional for the outdoor toys.
This outdoor storage solution hits the mark perfectly. It tucks away perfectly in the corner of her backyard and fits right in with the rest of their beautiful outdoor space.
This wooden outdoor storage shed was originally for garbage cans, but Charlotte moved her trash can into the garage and used this for outdoor toy storage instead. She added fun colors with a handful of different pastel colors, painted in a striped pattern on the wooden slats.
There's more than enough room for all sorts of kid's toys stored in plastic baskets. What a great solution for her children's toys, right?
Have you ever thought about using metal storage lockers for your kid's outdoor stuff? Amy shows us in her tutorial the toy disaster with a shocking "before" picture.
The 2-door metal locker was a great way to rein everything in and provide some organization for the toys.
Inside the locker, she added black metal baskets to corral the smaller toys (sorting them into similar categories, like frisbees, jump ropes, water guns, ball toss games, miscellaneous balls, and more).
Turn toy cleanup into a fun game with this toy box that looks just like a pirate's treasure chest! At the end of the day, they can play pirates and put away their toys, which will be treasure next time they go outside!
This wooden toy box holds a bunch of toys and can be used to store toys inside or outside. I love the little extra touch of the painted design on the top and the words on the front.
Parents everywhere will agree: the summer months can lead to a crazy amount of messiness around the house. The outdoor area, in particular, is a challenge to keep clean in the summer.
I love this solution that Emily came up with for hiding her kids' outdoor toys. Her kiddos have affectionately dubbed it "the kid's garage," a fitting name indeed.
This storage solution involves utilizing some 2x4s and making simple cuts to the wood. She is absolutely thrilled with the results, as it completely transforms their patio into a space where people of all ages can gather for backyard parties, rather than just a designated area for the children.
The state of the outdoor toys was taking its toll on Danielle and her fam. Unfortunately, the truth remained that the kid's toys had become somewhat unruly and unmanageable.
They had a genuine love for outdoor toys. Of course, we all recognize their value in keeping the children engaged and active under the sun—a definite triumph for mamas!
She went all out with a designated storage shed just for the kids' toys. Complete with Nerf gun targets on the outside and plenty of storage on the inside for Nerf guns, skateboards, kites, helmets, and even parking spaces for bikes using a pallet.
If you have enough space for this in your backyard and have some of these larger items, like bikes, this is a great option!
If you'd rather park your kid's bikes and scooters in the garage, here's a good idea for you! This mama wanted to make sure the bikes were easy to access since they use them once or more a day!
Hanging them up (which is a popular way to store bikes in a garage) was going to be a pain and impossible for a kid to do themself. This floor parking rack is super durable and is a great storage space for bikes.
She also put some interlocking scooter stands next to the bike rack to hold the Razor scooters.
Also, be sure you go check out the rest of the article because there are great ideas for garage organization for all different kinds of sports equipment and toys.
Here's another bike storage idea for you! This one is built with wood and has a roof so the covered area keeps the children's ride-on toys out of direct sunlight and rain.
The front of the storage shed is open so give the kids easy access to their stuff. Since most kids can't open the garage door by themselves, keeping this in a spot where kids have access allows them to get their bikes and scooters out themselves. This little parking garage is perfect!
Pool toys can be a big problem in your backyard! If you have an abundance of pool floats, you're probably looking for some way to keep them organized, right?
Now this outdoor storage idea is something that I've never seen before! They took an old soccer goal and turned it upside down to corral the pool floats and pool noodles.
The top is open so there's easy access. They attached it to their back fence using screw-in bike hooks and the goal can easily be unhooked to be opened if needed (so you don't have to reach all the way in).
When you're finished swimming for the day, throw all the pool toys in the net. Then hook each side back to the fence. So fun!
If you'd rather just buy something to organize your kid's outdoor toys, any of these would be a good option for you!
This large plastic box is a common outdoor toy storage solution - a quick and easy one, for sure! This one comes in 4 different sizes, so you can choose the one that works for you. If you have larger toys or your kids are younger, I'd recommend something larger so you can grow into it!
What a great idea this is! This rolling cart has storage options for just about every type of sports equipment you can have. From basketballs to skateboards, even tennis rackets, and baseball bats, this is an easy solution. The heavy-duty wheels on the bottom make it convenient to move from inside the garage to outside in the yard.
If you need a good way to store outdoor toys that look great for your deck or patio, give something like this storage bench a try. The seat lifts up to provide a storage space for toys, but could also be used for blankets and outdoor pillows.
This little outdoor storage cabinet with shelves is great for holding lots of various outdoor toys. There are two ventilated shelves that can be adjusted to accommodate different-sized items. Just put your toys in baskets and you instantly have a great way to organize your backyard toys and games.
With these amazing outdoor toy storage ideas at your fingertips, you can say goodbye to the toy clutter and embrace a gorgeous outdoor space. Whether you opt for a DIY or something to buy and use immediately, the possibilities are endless.
By taking control of your outdoor toys and gear, you can reclaim your yard and create a serene oasis where you can relax! Doesn’t that sound nice?
Whatever solution you choose, be sure to get the entire family on board and teach them how to put things away in the correct spot. If they know where their outdoor toys belong, maybe they will clean them up independently when they are done playing. One can dream, right?
Which of these outdoor toy storage ideas was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!