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Kids Book Storage Hacks

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I truly believe that a child can never have too many books… but sometimes they seem to take over. These kids book storage hacks and solutions range from simple to “so freaking cool…” The one thing they all have in common: they help contain the rush of books. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

These adorable, beautiful and practical kids book storage hacks and solutions will help you with your playroom organization, while encouraging kids to read!

Having children of different ages can lead to a LOT of books lying around. The more organized you keep your books, the more likely they will actually be read and enjoyed.   Having books stored neatly will encourage and foster your child’s love of reading.

The ideas below for book storage hacks will fit a wide range of styles. Pick one (or two!) to match your home and mood. Organizing your books has never been as much fun as this will be!


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16 Kids Book Storage Ideas and Hacks

1. Shoe Organizer turned Book Storage by Moms and Crafters:

This shoe organizer is an easy way to store books and also a huge space saver! It’s great if you live in a small apartment but still love reading to your child.

2.  Magazine Holder Children’s Book Storage – by Homemade by Carmona:

Using a magazine holder as book storage is a great way to store books that your child is currently interested in, and it can also be easily moved from room to room.

3. Cloth Bin Book Storage – by Girl in the Garage:

Cloth bins have always been the most versatile, practical storage item. Here is yet another way to utilize them!

4. Re-Purposed Under the Bed Book Shelves – by Ikea Hackers:

This book storage hack is a great DIY project for your home, and it has endless possibilities. It’s a wonderful way to keep books close to your comfy place, and yet it doesn’t take up any more valuable floor space.

5. Tidybooks storage:

Created by a mom, this book display is an excellent way to let your children help themselves and see exactly which book they’re picking out to explore.

These adorable, beautiful and practical kids book storage hacks and solutions will help you with your playroom organization, while encouraging kids to read!

6. Book Sleeves – by Penny Carnival:

This incredible book storage is not only useful but it is also pretty to look at! Use a material that matches your children’s bedroom or playroom scheme and personalize it to suit your needs.

7. Ikea Spice Rack Book Shelf Hack – by Burlap and Blue:

Who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack? What a great way to display books! This method is also easily switched up as your child grows older or has a change of interest.

8. Drawer Book Bin Upcycle – by Confessions of a Serial DIYer:

I love how Christy of Confessions of a Serial DIYer upcycled this drawer slated for the trash. It’s a unique, yet efficient way to store your child’s book right near his bed.

9. Under the Bed Sliding Cupboard – by Ikea Hackers:

Talk about a small footprint! This is an ingenious way to store your books! I can’t wait to try this one out myself!

10. Sectioned book totes:

This is not only a great way to store books but it also makes it much easier to organize them, whether by size, author, genre or whatever method your heart desires.

11. Little Cart Library – by Kylie M Interiors:

This Ikea cart has a lot of uses, but using it to store books is definitely the best way to go!

12. Paint Bucket Shelves – by Oh Oh Blog:

Oh, this is just so wonderfully creative! This doesn’t just solve a storage problem- it also adds a great visual element to any room in the house!

13. Salvaged Drawer Bookshelf – by Addison Meadows Lane:

Another inventive way to upcycle a dresser drawer, this one gets secured to the wall for a great eye-level option.

14. Painted Crates Bookshelf – by Crazy Little Projects:

These crates are a fun addition to any child’s bedroom and best of all, they are functional and CHEAP!

15. PVC Pipe Book Storage – by Dwelling in Happiness:

This original book storage idea is great for young children to easily reach their favorites.

16. Repurposed Crib Book Storage – by DIY Home Sweet Home:

This is a good way to utilize the old baby crib collecting dust in the garage. It holds more books than you might think!

Have you found any kids book storage solutions for your home? Tried any of these ideas? Let us know about it in the comments!

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These adorable, beautiful and practical kids book storage hacks and solutions will help you with your playroom organization, while encouraging kids to read!

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Tuesday 25th of January 2022

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