The two or three stuffed toys your child cherished has suddenly grown into an entire teddy bear city!

Now, you're tripping over animals every time you try to put laundry away, yet no matter how you plead, your child isn't willing to part with a single one. So do you draw the line and toss them all... or is this merely a matter of finding the right storage.

I've scanned the internet for ideas, and boy did I come up with a goldmine! Whether you're a DIY warrior or prefer just shopping online, there are over one hundred clever and effective stuffed animal storage ideas which will solve your problem once and for all.

#1 Stuffed Animal Net

I love the straightforwardness of this design. If you can cut and sew in a straight line, you can make this adorable triangular hammock and hang it anywhere. Visit source...

#2 Stuffed Animal Display Nooks

These turn your children's stuffed animals into adorable works of art, with each one individually framed. Clever use of hatboxes, paint, and fasteners. Visit source...

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#3 DIY “Zoo”

For those skilled in DIY carpentry, here's a sturdy storage solution that doubles as a fun (and very kid friendly) piece of bedroom furniture. Visit source...

#4 The Cargo Box

What a great idea! This is another carpentry project which works perfectly for a room with a transportation theme (trains, ships, cars, etc.). Too cute! Visit source...

#5 Bedside Toy Storage Box

Genius! Who here have kids who can't decide which stuffed animals to sleep with? Eliminate that problem entirely with this bed-mounted, kid-accessible storage box. Visit source...

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#6 Animal Zoo

Another cute zoo design. This one is nice and tall for those of us with a BIG stuffed animal problem on our hands. Get them all up off the floor, and visible with this DIY toy storage idea gem. Visit source...

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#7 Addie's Zoo

This DIY project shares great tips on how to save money and time when taking on a carpentry project (hint: buy wood that's already been primed!) Visit source...

#8 Repurposed Animal “Chandelier”

How sweet is this? Take a hanging plant holder, spruce it up with some paint and pizzazz, and voila! A classy hangout for all your huggable friends! Visit source...

#9 Garden Baskets as Storage

More great work in bringing the outdoors inside. Repurpose wall-mounted garden baskets for easily accessible toy and book storage. Visit source...

#10 Creative Under Bed Storage

Look, stuffed animals always end up under the bed anyway. Now, you can create some order out of that chaos with these great ideas. Visit source...

#11 Corner Cage

Corners are tricky, aren't they? It's so easy to lose that valuable floor space unless you have a good plan. This is a good plan! Visit source...

#12 No Sew Storage Hammock

I know we don't all have sewing machines lying around, and that shouldn't stand between you and a great DIY project. Here's a no-sew stuffed animal storage hammock. Visit source...

#13 “The Junk Nest”

Gotta love that name! This mom made brilliant use of an old bedskirt and made a little nest for her daughter's toys. Now they're close by, and off the floor. Visit source...

#14 Scarf Sling

Check your closet. You probably have two or three fashion scarves that you'll never wear again. Put one to use as a stuffed animal sling! Visit source...

#15 Creative Shelving

Sometimes, your storage woes extend beyond just stuffed animals. In those cases, some creative shelving should address all of it. Great ideas here. Visit source...

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#16 Maximize Closet Space

When spaces are tight, wall space may already be taken up with shelving or other storage. This family got creative with closet storage. Visit source...

#17 Wall Hangers

There's no reason your stuffed animal storage can't be attractive and beautiful. I love the idea of taking decorative wrought iron and using it this way.  Visit source...

#18 Corner Rope Shelves

Now this is smart! People who are reluctant to install permanent shelving will thank their lucky stars when they run across this clever workaround. Visit source...

#19 Fancy Bird's Nest

I love on-theme solutions. This little girl had lots of toy birds, and her smart mama made them a pretty (and pretty useful) nest to snuggle in. Visit source...

#20 Peek-a-Boo Toy Sack

This is a cute and fun storage solution which is just as much fun to play with as the toys themselves. Kids will definitely love putting their toys away in the peekaboo sack. Visit source...

#21 Diaper Box Storage Bins

We all have a million diaper boxes laying around, don't we? What a terrific way to put them to good use. Follow these DIY instructions to turn them into storage bins. Visit source...

#22 Stuffed Animal Chair

Amazing! The best part about stuffed animals is their squishy softness, right? Why not combine all of those toys into a comfy chair/storage solution? Visit source...

#23 Toy Trapeze

Another hanging solution which makes great use of limited space. By building what looks like a little toy trapeze, you can fit dozens of stuffed animals into a small space. Visit source...

#24 See-Through Zoo

Kids can't play with toys if they don't even remember they have them. That's the thought behind this see-through storage zoo. Kids get more enjoyment out of toys, and you get more organization. Win-win. Visit source...

#25 Cute and Compact Zoo

This smaller variation of the DIY zoo could easily slide under a wall shelf, or perhaps into a closet. This is also the perfect height for toddlers or preschoolers. Visit source...

#26 DIY Play Kennel

Got a tiny dog lover in your life? This set up creates four individual spaces resembling a dog kennel where stuffed animals can be stored and displayed. Visit source...

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#27 Circus Train Car

This storage solution looks exactly like those animal cracker boxes we used to love getting as kids. Highly thematic, bright, colorful, and useful. Visit source...

#28 Zoo Tower

A little elbow grease, and a few pieces of lumber can create this tower style zoo. If your kiddos have lots of stuffed animals, the solution provides plenty of space for them. Visit source...

#29 Re-purposed Shoe Tree

By taking a shoe tree and attaching a few bungee cords, this clever mom came up with a display and storage solution worthy of any toy store! Visit source...

#30 Maggie's Zoo

Repurposed shelving and a few elastic bands turned an old piece of furniture destined for the trash into a smart and attractive storage solution. Visit source...

#31 Milk Crate Zoo

By taking two milk crates and mounting them on the wall, this clever blogger created storage which also doubles as adorable room decor. Visit source...

#32 Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair

We all know that getting kids to clean up their stuffed animals can sometimes be a fight. They will look forward to it more if the end result is a comfy beanbag chair! Visit source...

#33 Branch Swing Shelves

This project brings a little bit of the outdoors inside in the form of sweet and attractive branch swings for your little one's plush friends. Visit source...

#34 Built-In Drawers

This is one of the more involved projects on the list, but if you are renovating, here are some great tips on incorporating smart storage into kids' rooms. Visit source...

#35 Fishnet Storage

Here's a nice easy storage solution. By making use of fishnet fabric, a storage bag can be created in under an hour. Visit source...

#36 Customized Rolling Storage Bin

Here's a step-by-step guide to making a customized rolling storage bin. Now stuffed animals can travel from room to room without being left all over the floor. Visit source...

#37 Bean Bag Chair Sewing Tutorial

Interested in crafting one of those comfy beanbag chairs? Here's a great tutorial on how to sew this sneaky storage sack. Visit source...

#38 Pegboard Storage

Here's a cute and clever idea: mount a pegboard on the wall, and attach movable shelving to accommodate smaller stuffed animals. Visit source...

#39 Bracket Shelving

Kids are reluctant to let their stuffed animals go, even when they don't seem to play with them much anymore. This family installed bracket shelving high up on the bedroom walls so their furry friends could still be on display. Visit source...

#40 Wire Hamper Storage

Great idea! By purchasing a simple wire hamper, stuffed toys can be piled in, or slipped out very easily. No construction required! Visit source...

#41 Shelving with a Twist

Stuffed animals often want to slip off the shelves and back onto the floor. By combining a basic bookshelf with elastic straps, animals stay put, but still within easy reach. Visit source...

#42 Wall Mounted Buckets

This family's lovely ballet-themed room has a very cute idea for stuffed animal storage: wall mounted metal buckets with furry friends peeking out. Visit source...

#43 Plastic Crate Storage Shelf

This clever crafter mounted five or six storage crates in a row to create two layers of shelving for secure stuffed animal storage. Visit source...

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#44 Re-purposed Bed Canopy

By simply tying a knot near the base of a silky bed canopy, this mom created abundant and attractive stuffed toy storage in her daughter's room. Visit source...

#45 Stuffed Animals and Sports Balls

Both are tricky items to store. This crafter made two structures: one for stuffed animals, and one for sports balls. Smart! Visit source...

#46 Wire Shelving

Inexpensive, attractive, lightweight, and easy to install. Here is a great example of what you can do with fairly minimalist wire shelving. Let the toys themselves become the decor. Visit source...

#47 Toy Store Display

You've seen the way toy stores display their stuffed animals, and there's no reason why you can't do that at home. All you need is this one clever piece of furniture... Visit source...

#48 Soft Storage Bins

This blogger went with a lovely neutral theme for her nursery, and incorporated three soft playroom storage bins for stuffed animal storage. Repositionable, and easy to reach! Visit source...

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#49 Clever Ikea Hack

Take a regular wardrobe from IKEA, make two or three very simple changes, and look what you get! Easy and accessible stuffed toy storage box. Visit source...

#50 Bench Storage

First off, look at how on-theme this whole room is! Second, this family understands multipurpose furniture. It's a toy box, it's a bench, it's a shelf, it's really smart! Visit source...

#51 A Place for Everything

For those of you who have been thinking about doing a total toy overhaul, check out how this family keeps their stuffed animal population under control. Visit source...

#52 Over-Door Storage

By re-purposing an over-door shoe organizer, this blogger created compartmentalized stuffed animal storage. A more organized room could be just $15 away! Visit source...

#53 Wire Baskets and Wall Mounts

Shelving doesn't always have to take the form of wooden brackets. This family attached white wire shelving to the wall, creating cute storage for stuffed toys. Visit source...

#54 Canvas Baskets and Shelving

Canvas baskets can be filled up and slipped into shelving without necessarily showing the jumbled mix of stuffed animals inside. Makes for a very orderly appearance. Visit source...

#55 See-Through Storage Sack

Here's a twist on the beanbag chair solution. This design offers a see-through top, so kids can more easily find the furry friend they are looking for. Visit source...

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#56 Pre-made Zoo

For those who feel a little reluctant to take up a hammer and saw themselves, don't forget to check out Etsy for great, pre-made zoos like this one. Visit source...

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#57 Storage Pillow

Kids already love cuddling with their stuffed animals, why not take that to the next level? This oversized pillow doubles as hidden storage. Visit source...

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#58 Hanging Mesh Baskets

These are available for purchase in many sizes and colors, and they make for brilliant toy storage. Cute and practical. Visit source...

#59 Toy Hammock

Again, those who don't feel terribly handy with a sewing machine shouldn't fear. Etsy sellers like this one can make you an adorable toy hammock in the fabric of your choice. Visit source...

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#60 Canopy Storage

This ceiling mounted childrens bedroom storage idea does double duty as a bed canopy and as stuffed animal storage. Now your child's cuddly friends can watch over them as they sleep. Visit source...

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#61 Animal Castle

A thematic take on the stuffed animal zoo, this design turns the wooden structure into a fairytale castle. How sweet! Visit source...

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#62 Repurposed Canvas Tote Bags

Canvas bags are durable, sturdy, and hold their shape really well when mounted on a wall or door. Check out this clever take on storage. Visit source...

#63 Embroidery Hoop Bags

This blogger took canvas bags, mounted them on embroidery hoops, and hung them in a closet. The simplicity is genius, and the room stays organized. Visit source...

#64 Reimagined Hanging Baskets

Metal garden baskets are snipped and mounted to a sturdy wood frame to create five or six individual storage bins. A unique, practical, and earth-friendly idea. Visit source...

#65 DIY Rolling Toybox

I love furniture which can be easily moved. I especially love it if that furniture doubles as an adorable storage space. Visit source...

#66 PVC Pipe Storage

This idea is perfect for storing smaller stuffed toys that always tend to get lost. By creating a "beehive" of PVC pipe, you keep them organized, and displayed. Visit source...

#67 Zip Up Storage Cushion

This is another ready-made option. A large bag with a big zipper closure which doubles as a comfortable cushion. This can make cleaning up fun for kids! Visit source...

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#68 Bedside Storage Bag

This solution works equally well for twin beds, toddler beds, loft beds, bunk beds, etc. Attach a storage sack onto the footboard of any bed, and it keeps stuffed animals close by. Visit source...

#69 Stuffed Animal Recliner

You've seen the chair, you've seen the pillow, now meet the stuffed animal recliner. If your child has lots of stuffed animals, this may be the solution for you. Visit source...

#70 Etsy Creations

I love finding Etsy sellers who can customize orders to match your decor. Here's a seller who makes zoos in a variety of different wood stains and colors. Visit source...

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#71 Toy Tamer Bags

Square, see-through bags with big easy zippers. These make great storage bags which kids can easily access, and best of all? They slide right under a bed! Visit source...

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#72 Toy Chain

Talk about a space saver! This is a single plastic chain which hangs from the ceiling, and stuffed animals are attached to various links with clips. No floor space needed! Visit source...

Source: amazon.com

#73 Popup Hampers

Thin, light, flexible, and in the shape of adorable characters, these hampers make a cute and colorful addition to any room, while also helping keep it neat and clean. Visit source...

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#74 DIY Fabric Basket

This step-by-step guide will take you through the process of making your very own fabric storage bin for stuffed animals. Visit source...

#75 DIY Custom Toy Storage Shelving

For those who have some skill with carpentry, this site offers plans for building your own shelving unit with separate storage bins. Customizable and smart! Visit source...

#76 Toy Shopping Cart

How Cute is this? A little wooden shopping cart with a fabric bin is a toy itself but also acts as extra storage space for stuffed animals. Visit source...

#77 Pet Hotel

This idea brings together a wooden frame, and individual circular "cells" were each toy can be displayed in its own space. It's like a cute little hotel! Visit source...

#78 Net Hammock

This Etsy seller is creating classic net hammocks which help keep toys up off the floor, but also within the safe and easy reach. I love how these hammocks work in any room. Visit source...

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#79 Wicker Hampers

Easy, and classic. I love the use of differently sized hampers to add some decorative interest while also increasing storage space. Visit source...

#80 Custom Cabinets

Again, this could be one of the pricier options, or certainly one of the more involved DIY projects, but if you are looking to increase storage as part of a renovation, this is a brilliant idea. Visit source...

Source: houzz.com

#81 Custom Built-ins

I love how this example shows a great use of space in a room with a sharply slanted ceiling. Typically that would be a huge design challenge, but not here! Visit source...

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#82 Window Seat Storage

If your child is fortunate enough to have a window seat in their bedroom, that makes the perfect storage spot for a few special stuffed animals. Nothing like snuggling in the sun with your favorite teddy bear. Visit source...

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#83 Toy House Shelving

The motif of this shelving construction seems to be that of a giant dollhouse. I also love the use of wicker baskets to keep stuffed animals contained, but still on display. Visit source...

Source: houzz.com

#84 Window Seat with Shelving

Another example of a window seat being used as a resting place for stuffed animals. This example also shows shelving built in around the window seat to maximize storage. Visit source...

Source: houzz.com

#85 Under Crib Storage

True, cribs are not as big as the beds they will eventually grow into, but I love how this family has taken advantage of the space under the crib to store stuffed animals. Visit source...

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#86 Inverted Umbrella

Love this! By securing an inverted umbrella to a hook in the ceiling, the "bowl" of the umbrella can be filled up with stuffed animals. Bonus points if you can find a clear umbrella! Visit source...

Source: houzz.com

#87 Wall Mounted Wooden Baskets

This is another example of creative wall mountings. Each basket displays an individual toy, acting as both storage and whimsical decor. Visit source...

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#88 Cardboard Treasure Chest

Thrifty, useful, and totally cute. This site takes you through a step-by-step guide for turning a regular cardboard box into a treasure chest for stuffed animals. Visit source...

#89 Extra Large Cushion Chair

This is another ready-made take on the stuffed animal beanbag chair. This one is appropriate for kids with lots and LOTS of animals to store. Visit source...

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#90 Five-Tier Organizer

What I love best about these ready-made toy organizer idea is their versatility. Hang them from the ceiling, in a closet, or even over a door. The bottom line is, they make for great stuffed animal storage. Visit source...

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#91 Readymade Zoo

Here's a version of the super cute stuffed animal zoo available on Amazon. As much as I love DIY, I also love keeping my weekends free. This strikes a good balance! Visit source...

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#92 Swoop Bag

This wide mouth drawstring bag is both a storage container and a playmat. This can help keep the mess contained before it has a chance to get out of control. Kids keep their toys on the mat, then simply pull the drawstring when they're done playing. Visit source...

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#93 Stackable Storage Caddy

I love these because they can grow as your storage needs grow. These storage bins are designed to stack, meaning as your child accumulates more toys over the years, you can easily make more space. Visit source...

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#94 Primary Color Organizer Bins

Seen these in your child's kindergarten class? There's a reason they are so popular: they work, and they make cleanup easy. Visit source...

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#95 Art Box Toy Box

In case you haven't noticed, I love multi-use furniture. This is a pretty traditional toy box, except for the fact that it doubles as an art studio. Good for storage and activities! Visit source...

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#96 Cityscape Toy Box

This toy box is also a toy itself. It can act as a backdrop for pretend play, or it can become a cozy home for your stuffed animals. Full DIY directions at the link. Visit source...

#97 Under Bed Toy Box on Wheels

This instructional will teach you how to turn an IKEA storage shelf into a rolling under bed toy box. Absolutely brilliant! Visit source...

#98 DIY Woden Toy Crates

This tutorial will walk you through how to make wooden toy storage crates on wheels. I love the different styles they show here. Visit source...

#99 Ferris Wheel Storage

I'm speechless! This decorator created a moving ferris wheel, where each of the "seats" holds a group of stuffed animals. How could a kid ever complain about cleaning up now? Visit source...

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#100 Vintage Style Wire Bins

Crate & Barrel always offers such adorable and unique finds. I love the rustic, shabby chic look of these clever toy storage bins. Visit source...

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#101 Alphanumeric Storage Bins

More finds from Crate & Barrel, these ABC bins work wonderfully in a child's room (or anywhere in your home, really)! Visit source...

#102 Woven Cat Basket

A cute take on the traditional wicker basket. This one is shaped like a little kitty cat. Very thematic, and perfect for a child's room. Visit source...

#103 Striped Cube Bins

These striped fabric bins are collapsible, repositionable, and work great in the ever-changing environment of the average child's room. Visit source...

#104 Forest-themed Cube Bins

If your little one has lots of outdoorsy toys, or a forest-themed room, these storage bins will add some cute décor, and some much-needed storage! Visit source...

#105 Wooden Storage Bin Furniture

For a more distinguished, but still very practical look, check out these at dark, lacquered, wooden storage bins. Nice and easy for kids to reach (just make sure you always secure furniture to the wall). Visit source...

#106 Wicker Toy Chest

Wicker baskets have been used as storage for decades, if not centuries, and for good reason. I love how this one can be personalized, and the liner helps ensure that no stuffed animals get snagged on the interior. Visit source...

#107 Open Top Toy Bin

Appropriately called the toy dump (haha!) This open top design allows for easy access, easy storage, and easy cleanup. Visit source...

#108 Cotton Rope Storage Bins

Classic and elegant, these durable storage bins add a touch of sophistication to your child's room. Nice enough to be Pinterest worthy, sturdy enough to stand up to a toddler! Visit source...

#109 Easy to Open Sliding Bins

Make sure everything is easily accessible by storing frequently used toys on bottom shelves and in easy-to-open bins like these sliding bins.  Visit source...

Can't you just see a cleaner and more organized space in your future now? Which of these storage ideas is your favorite? Be sure to tell me in the comments. I can't wait to hear what you're planning!

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Hi, Lee and Niv here, founders of TeepeeJoy.com. We live in Wilmette IL with our 2 adorable daughters and 2 awesome dogs. We enjoy blogging about interior design, parenting, family life, and other lifestyle topics. Follow us on social media to never miss an update.

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