by Caitlin Dougherty
Check out the list below for ways to store stuffed animals. Plus, we’ll tell you how to safely store stuffed animals in the attic so they are not damaged by mold, mildew or moths.
Door Toy Organizer: An over the door shoe rack can be used for more than just shoes. Different sized stuffed animals and toys will fit nicely into each spot.
Toy Hammock: A toy hammock is a great inexpensive way to store toys. It is very popular and easy to install, plus it can hang in the corner of a room so it doesn’t take up unnecessary space.
Flower Planter Shelves: Flower planters can be turned into shelves. Your child can show off her stuffed animals while keeping them organized. You can also paint shelves to go with the theme of the room.
Hanging fabric storage baskets: This is a great storage idea that leaves the floor space open. The fabric can be decorated, and if they are placed at a low height, it is an easy way for children to help pick up.
Storage bins and bookcases: There are many different kinds of storage bins out there today that come in fun colors and designs. It is a great way to store stuffed animals no matter the size.
Use a Hamper: This is any easy way for children to see all of their stuffed animals and pick out the ones they want to play with.
Bean bag cover: An empty bean bag cover can be used as stuffed animal storage, as well as a bean bag. There are many different colors and designs for your child to pick from.
Shelves: Hanging up shelves will create extra organizational space. Hang them at different heights, depending on how tall your child is.
If you plan to store animals in the attic once your child is no longer playing with them, follow these tips:
- Use a vacuum bag to prevent dirt and moisture from seeping in. This will also prevent mold and mildew from ruining your stuffed animals.
- Place a few strips of cedar on the bottom of the bag and put the animals on the cedar. Cedar repels moths and silverfish.
Seal the bag and store in on top of boxes.