Minimize Messes: Stylish Storage for Kids

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The month after I had my first baby, I realized I should have thought to put more storage options on my registry. Living in San Francisco means that every square foot is precious and storage space is limited. I needed to organize meticulously, so that I would always be able to find the next size clothing or toys as my little girl grew. At the same time, I needed to have a space reserved for outgrown clothing and toys. Now that I have two children, the need for places to put things seems to have quadrupled, so I am always on the lookout for good storage options! I want storage that functions properly, is stylish, and—ideally—eco-friendly!

Stylish Eco-Friendly Storage

Here are the storage options I’m eyeing for my home right now:

Stylish and Eco-Friendly Storage for Kids

1. Dwell Studio. Their gorgeous printed boxes are made of coated canvas that is Phthalate & PVC free.

2. 3 Sprouts Storage Bins. Charming AND responsible? Yes! My girls would love these animal storage bins, and they are 100% organic cotton canvas.

3. P’kolino Storage Chest. I love that this has all the space for toys inside, and when you close the box, it doubles as a chalkboard!

4. Bamboo Storage Box. Perfect to store kids’ socks or accessories, this sleek bamboo box is made from renewable and sustainable bamboo.

5. Charming Basket. This basket was created in Senegal, West Africa by artisans using environmentally friendly, sustainable materials. It would make a beautiful addition to a nursery.

6. Rectangular Sea Grass Bin. Bold colors made from durable, natural sea grass, these would be my ideal option for craft supplies.

Another fantastic option is to use the stylish Honest boxes we receive on our doorstep every month! We love recycling and could the design be ANY cuter? Best of all, it’s free to us!

Or get creative like Erin and DIY by using supplies you already have in your house!

Hope this helps your search for storage!

– Kate & Erin 

Katie (Kate) Brightbill lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters. Out of her love for mini fashion and writing, she created a blog called Style Smaller with her cousin and good friend, Erin Taylor. Erin is also from the Bay Area and in addition to her role as a wife and mother, she owns an event design business, and a custom and vintage rental company. Follow them on Twitter @stylesmaller.


  1. Great finds! I especially like the 3 Sprouts bins…different and fun!

  2. love these darling containers… and the bamboo ones might be the perfect fit for my laundry room shelves. and that little darling in her storage basket is adorable too!

  3. I love the Honest teal color so I turn my Honest boxes inside out and glue them back up so the teal is on the outide. I fill them up with toys and put chalkboard labels on the front so my son know what’s inside each box. They look great!

  4. Ali, how cute! We’re so flattered that you love our Honest teal and boxes so much—thanks for the support. We really like the inspired chalkboard labels. Share pics with the community by leaving a link below or posting on our Facebook page!

  5. You are brilliant! I am stealing your idea…Presently i am using wicker laundry baskets for stuffed animals and play pretties…but my two year old has a terrible time reaching into these baskets. Often i find them tipped over and all of her toys scattered. I also found a great old school travel trunk, but she can’t get in there by herself either…unless she wants to loose an arm…lol…but not really!

  6. bree peters

    what kind of die do you use on diapers?

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