When you buy your first sex toy, finding a place to store it is fairly easy. Under your pillow or mattress, in the nightstand, or in your underwear drawer — most people won’t find it unless you want them to.
But once your sex toy collection begins to grow, storage and organization can be a real problem. You need your toys to be accessible so you can play with them whenever you want, but you also don’t necessarily want your bedroom to look like a sex toy factory. Or maybe you do, at Jack and Jill‘s we don’t judge. But for everyone worried about their mother coming to visit or tired of explaining why your toddler can’t play with your “sword,” it’s time to get organized.
Use Available Drawers
The simplest way is to use whatever available drawer space you have. If you can, give your toys a dedicated space. Empty out a nightstand drawer or clean out a drawer in your dresser. Instead of storing your toys in whatever space you can find, you’ll always know where to go looking for a beloved vibrator or dildo.
This is an easy way to keep your toys organized while you only have a few or if they’re all fairly small in size. Once the collection begins to grow, you’re going to have to rethink the space you have.
Hang Kinky Toys in Your Closet
Not everyone has a ton of closet space, but if you do, this can be a perfect place to organize any sex toy you have. But kinky toys and closets tend to go together. Rope, paddles, floggers, and other BDSM gear can usually be hung up. With rope, you can tie it into a daisy chain and leave a loop at the end. With many spanking toys, they tend to have a strap at the end of the handle. Using hangers or closet organizers, you can organize your kink collection.
You might need to shove it all to the back of your closet away from prying eyes. But the important thing is that you’ll know exactly where your kinky toys are when you’re ready to play. You’ll also keep your rope and any strands from floggers from getting knotted.
Repurpose Other Organization Systems
If you’ve got any shoe racks or over the door organizers, these can be great for storing your sex toys. Instead of shoes, put your dildos, vibrators, or masturbators in each slot. Maybe you have an old plastic bin or desk organizer on wheels. Clean it out and find a corner in your bedroom or closet for your stash.
And if you’ve got any boxes that fit under your bed filled with old junk, it might be time to clean those out and fill them with your sex toys instead. Your sex toys will be out of sight and your room will still look fairly tidy.
Buy a New Sex Toy Box
Maybe all of your available space is taken, and you have nothing else to repurpose. It’s time to buy a new sex toy box. Whatever you buy needs to fit the toys you have and allow you to add more over time. The last thing you want to do is spend money on a chest or box only to find that you need more space the next time you buy a sex toy.
You might only need a small sex toy box big enough for your two or three toys. But you might also need something massive because you’ve got a huge collection. Consider a small dresser, a chest that can sit at the end of your bed, and even a tool box (which will certainly fool most people about what’s in it).
Sex Toy Organization Tips
As you’re organizing your sex toys, keep these tips in mind so that your toys last as long as possible.
- Clean your sex toy before putting it away — and after each use.
- Use dust bags provided with your toy. This helps them stay clean no matter where you put them.
- Silicone sex toys can be stored together and they can touch each other. Don’t worry about keeping them separate.
- Toys made of jelly, rubber, CyberSkin, and any other soft and porous material must be stored separately and should be kept in a cool, dark place.
- Store charging cords with the sex toy they’re made for. Most toy charging ports aren’t universal, and you want to be able to charge a toy whenever you want.
There’s nothing wrong with having a large sex toy collection. But to get the most out of each toy, help it last as long as possible, and not feel like you’re surrounded by silicone and plastic, it’s a good idea to keep them organized. If your sex toys seem to be exploding around you, take a little time to organize them so they’re easy to find when you’re ready to play!