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How to Store Cat Toys & Organize Supplies: 15 Easy Tips

Written by: Adam Mann

Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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How to Store Cat Toys & Organize Supplies: 15 Easy Tips

Having a cat can be a blast, but every cat owner knows it doesn’t take long for them to feel like they’re taking over your home. If you don’t come up with a plan to store and organize your cat supplies, they’ll end up everywhere, and it can get a bit overwhelming. That’s why we took the time to highlight 15 tips you can easily follow to store all your cat toys and supplies and reclaim your home!

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Top 15 Tips on How to Store Cat Toys:

1. Use Baskets

Baskets allow you to store lots of smaller toys and supplies in one area, and since they come in all sorts of styles and shapes, you can get them to fit whatever space you have available. You can often find stackable boxes and can tuck them away when you don’t need them.

However, if you need lots of baskets, they can get expensive, take up floor space, and make it harder to reach supplies when you need them.

  • You can put them away when not in use
  • They’re often stackable
  • Many styles and shapes to fit any space
  • Can get expensive
  • Take up extra space
  • Can make it inconvenient to reach supplies
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2. Hang an Organizer

If you don’t have an excess of floor space in your living area, why not use some vertical wall space? You can use a hanging organizer to achieve this. These hanging organizers can be inexpensive and make it easy to reach your cat supplies.

The drawback to hanging organizers is the overall appearance, which many people don’t like, and you need to be careful with how much weight you put on them as well.

  • Frees up floor space
  • Can be inexpensive
  • Easy to grab
  • Takes up wall space
  • Not the most aesthetically pleasing

3. Get a Pet Bench

Need a seating area with built-in storage for your pet supplies? Get a pet bench! This is a bench you can sit on that comes with storage underneath so you can easily hide away any unsightly kitty items. Whether it’s storage space underneath or inside the bench, it can be a great option to get two things out of one area.

They can be a bit more expensive than other options, but since you’re getting a seating area and a pet storage area combined, we think it’s well worth the cost.

  • Two-in-one product
  • Can hide away unsightly items
  • Can be expensive
  • Takes up floor space
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4. Use a Pet Storage Station

Pet storage stations can be extremely versatile and customizable. They can be pretty easy to set up, but they can also take up a lot of floor space in one area. Basically, this is a small piece of furniture that houses things like your pet’s food and water bowls while having built-in storage surrounding the bowls.

  • Everything is in one area
  • Various designs and sizes
  • Take up floor space
  • Can be pricey

5. Pull Out Trash Area

If you have a pullout space for your trash cans that you don’t use, it’s the perfect way to store your cat food and cat treats without taking up any additional storage space elsewhere. It tucks away when it’s not in use, and you likely don’t need to purchase anything new for it.

  • Might already be available in your home
  • Keeps things out of sight
  • Not every home has one or one that isn’t already in use
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6. Get a Scratching Post With Storage

One of the best ways to consolidate your cat supplies in your home is to use one space for multiple things. Several scratching posts come with storage options, allowing you to transform this cat necessity into a supply storage area. They can be a bit more expensive, but they’re an easy and effective way to achieve your decluttering goal.

  • Two-in-one pet storage idea
  • Everything in one place
  • Can be expensive
  • Storage space is still limited

7. Use Flip-Top Boxes

Flip-top boxes aren’t going to solve all your cat supply storage problems, but they can be a great way to ensure some of the essentials are within easy reach and all in one place. There are various sizes available as well. However, they aren’t always the most visually appealing.

  • Affordable
  • Everything is in one place
  • Not always the most visually appealing
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8. Have a Pet Drawer

Just like many homes have a junk drawer, if you have an extra drawer in your home, transforming it into a pet drawer is a smart idea. It turns into a convenient location for you to store all of your pet supplies in one place, but they can get a bit cluttered, and you can’t use them for larger pet supplies.

  • Ideal for lots of smaller supplies
  • Free
  • Not suitable for larger supplies
  • Must have an open drawer already

9. Use Under Desk/Table Storage Space

If you have a desk or table with a spot to slide a chair underneath it, one way to make better use of this space is to ditch the chair and use it for storage. You can turn it into an area to feed your cat, store their extra food, or put away extra toys when they’re not in use. The possibilities are endless, so use it for whatever you need.

  • Makes use of existing unused space
  • Many people already have a desk or extra table
  • Space might already be in use
  • Limited space
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10. Make Your Own Cat Tower

Cats love being up high, and whether you use a layer of the tower for storage or for a space for a cat bed, making your own could be the solution to your problems. It ensures you use less floor space and more vertical space, which is a great way to maximize your options.

You can customize your cat tower however you need, but just keep in mind that sometimes they can get more expensive depending on the materials and your skill set.

  • Makes use of vertical space
  • Customizable
  • Can get pricey
  • Requires building skills

11. Double Up the Food Station

You need to store opened pet food in an airtight container, and most airtight containers allow you to stack them. Use this capability by storing the treats in another container on top of the cat food, or use a container to store other cat supplies. You can work it in whatever way you need, opening up a bit more storage space throughout the rest of your home.

  • Makes use of vertical space
  • Easy to set up
  • Can get expensive
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12. Use Fancier Feeding/Litter Stations

While this is by far the most expensive option on our list, it also is one of the easiest. Certain feeding and litter stations allow you to tie these pet necessities right into the existing décor in your home. Often these more intricate setups will enable you to double up the space into tables, benches, and more, and they look great!

  • Lots of options available for purchase
  • Can fit into existing decor
  • Expensive

13. Use Door Racks

We all have doors in our homes, and you can simply hang a door rack and then start using it to store various supplies. They’re super convenient, but many people don’t like how they look, and you can’t use them for heavier supplies.

  • Makes use of unused space
  • They don’t always look the best
  • Not great for heavier supplies
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14. Shop Flea Markets

You don’t always need to get everything to be brand new, and when it comes to storage options, flea markets can be your best friend. You won’t get new things there, but you can get some pretty amazing storage options. It’s going to take a bit more work and creativity, but the payoff can be pretty amazing!

  • Cheaper options
  • Not brand now
  • Requires some creativity

15. Hang Your Baskets

Once you have your storage baskets and bins, consider freeing up some floor space by hanging them up. It’s a bit more work to set this up, and the exact steps you’ll need to follow will vary depending on the type of baskets and bins you have, but it’s still a reasonable option. You might not like the way it looks though, and it’s still not an excellent choice for heavier supplies.

  • Frees up floor space
  • Great for very small spaces
  • Some people don’t like the way it looks
  • Not great for heavier supplies
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You don’t need to follow every tip and trick on our list, but you’ll want to pick out a few that you think will work best with your home situation. A few adjustments will go a long way, and the sooner you get started, the sooner you can start to feel a bit more relaxed in your home. Get creative, get organized, and take back your home!

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