5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization!

If you don’t have the freedom to display a metric fuckton of sex toys, could you say you’re living life to the fullest?

This is my moderately big sex toy collection, featuring mostly dildos and some insertable vibrators. You can re-purpose a bookshelf for storing your sex toys.Upon mov­ing into an apart­ment with my boyfriend, it’s the first time in YEARS that I’ve had that option. The cher­ry on top is the built-in book­shelf in the walk-in clos­et. Naturally, I reserved it for my ample and metic­u­lous­ly arranged sex toy collection.

Update 1/3/2020:

My sex toy stor­age does­n’t look like this any­more! You can find more recent pic­tures of my col­lec­tion on my Instagram or in my blog post about my top 10 best sex toys reviewed in 2019 and year-end recap.

In the mean­time, every­thing else in this post is about my fall 2018 col­lec­tion. Enjoy!

Why spruce up your sex toy storage?

I’m not a nat­u­ral­ly neat per­son, but I am a believ­er in the ben­e­fits of strate­gi­cal­ly sort­ing my belong­ings. It makes me horny just look­ing at my orga­nized array of dil­dos and vibrators.

When I crave a spe­cial­ly shaped or tex­tured dil­do or type of vibra­tion, all it takes is a quick glance and grab to get the right tool. And when I’ve fin­ished, it’s easy AF to put it back into the right place.

It’s not much dif­fer­ent from how you’d arrange a book­shelf. Books stand up tall to save floor/desk/tablespace. You can add more shelves for more books, with­out tak­ing up any more floor space. Your favorites are at eye lev­el. The col­or­ful books’ exposed spines allow you to scan.

Many of these tips sound like com­mon sense, but they go a long way. Heck, you could apply these tips to prac­ti­cal­ly any­thing in your household.

1 Maximize visibility and accessibility

I’m able to see all of my toys at once. That means I’m much more like­ly to remem­ber every sin­gle one and use a vari­ety. And for a cock con­nois­seur like me, that also means sat­is­fy­ing my par­tic­u­lar crav­ings and hav­ing more fun in the long run!

In my new apart­ment, none of the dil­dos on my shelves block any of the oth­ers from my line of vision. That does­n’t mean that they’re per­fect­ly lined up in a row, though. I stag­gered them in a zigzag to save some space while main­tain­ing visibility.

If you’re using deep draw­ers instead of shelves, you can still apply this prin­ci­ple by stand­ing your toys up like you would with pen­cils in a cup. My clit vibes stand are an exam­ple of this on a small­er scale, in a clear bin. The only clit vibes that stay out­side of the con­tain­er are my Eroscillator and Zumio, because of their unique and pow­er­ful oscillation.

Pinpoint clitoral vibrators, pressure wave / suction toys, and cock rings in a plastic bin Purple Eroscillator and Zumio oscillating vibrators "stored" on nightstand

In my old apart­ment, I ini­tial­ly placed most of my dil­dos in a net­work of show­er cad­dies and over-the-door hooks from the dol­lar store. Others, I dis­played on my book­shelf. When my sex toy col­lec­tion got way too big for that sys­tem, I laid them down in shal­low, translu­cent draw­ers into which I could eas­i­ly see.

The last image below is of the draw­ers when I tem­porar­i­ly put my sex toys in a stor­age unit rental.

Back in 2015, most of my insertable sex toys hung from over-door hooks and shower caddies I used to display some of my heavily textured and pretty sex toys on a bookshelf You can find these colorful stackable drawers at The Container Store. They add a pop of color and making storing anything fun

2 Make vertical space your best friend

Wisely using vertical space is key to optimizing storage of anything. Including sex toys.Making flat-bottomed books and dil­dos with har­ness­able bases stand is easy enough. Insertable vibra­tors and dil­dos with­out bases need a lit­tle extra help. But only a lit­tle help.

For one, if a vibe uses sep­a­rate bat­ter­ies and isn’t super top-heavy, you can unscrew the cap and let it stand on the edge of the bat­tery com­part­ment. That’s what I’ve done with my Fun Factory Darling Devil. The cap and bat­ter­ies are out of sight direct­ly behind it, but still very close when I need them.

A cheap magazine/letter orga­niz­er comes in handy for ver­ti­cal stor­age, as I’ve demon­strat­ed with my Velvet Thruster, its attach­ments, and my Fun Factory Stronic pul­sators. Mugs also can hold a few slen­der vibes, plus one can lean up against the han­dle. And on the bot­tom shelf, I used some tall food stor­age con­tain­ers to stand more insertable vibes.

5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization! 1 I'm a northerner resettled in the south, so... of course I had to get the mug that said "y'all" 5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization! 2

Stainless steel sex toys, including njoy Pure Wand, njoy Pure Plug, Ballistic Metal steel egg, and Fifty Shades of Grey silver pleasure ballsAs a dis­claimer, using ver­ti­cal space is not an absolute! I would­n’t want to stand my super heavy njoy Eleven or njoy Pure Wand up, for exam­ple. The Swan Wand and Nobessence Intrigue are also clunky.

Plus, if any­thing’s going to occu­py the most shelf space, my beau­ti­ful stain­less steel and fin­ished wood deserve it.

 

3 Group similar items together

A rainbow of shimmery silicone fantasy dildosThe cat­e­go­riza­tion of my sex toys is very loose, but there’s a method to my mad­ness, I promise! Group your sex toys how­ev­er it makes sense to you. Use what­ev­er com­bi­na­tion of brand, col­or, squishi­ness, or pow­er you please.

For starters, the dil­dos I find most inter­est­ing are in the cen­ter. The things I was most excit­ed to dis­play. Most sex toys are sol­id black, blue, pink, pur­ple, or fair flesh-toned, so I show­cased the shim­mery pea­cock green, cop­per, gold, mar­bled blue, and so on. I arranged them in a rain­bow pat­tern because it just seemed like the nat­ur­al thing to do.

Some of the best powered sex toys, including self-thrusting Stronic Pulsators and the Velvet Thruster self-contained fucking machineThe next ele­phant in the room was the Velvet Thruster, which was too long to stand up on any shelf but the top one. And unlike most of my oth­er vibes, I think my Fun Factory toys were unique enough to deserve their own space out­side of the plas­tic containers.

My sex toy collection’s other significant categories

Sex toy categories on the top shelf:

Bad Dragon Hanns Small, BMS Pillow Talk Sassy, Blush Noje G Slim, Blush Hop Cottontail, Je Joue Uma, and my pink and purple Tantus toys 5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization! 3

Other categories on the second shelf:

5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization! 4 5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization! 5

Categories on the third shelf:

Tantus, Vixen, and Blush dual-density stuff has a firm inner core and a squishy outer core njoy Pure Wand, njoy Eleven, nobessence Intrigue, BMS Swan Wand

Contents of the bottom shelf:

This shelf con­tains most­ly small things like cords, vag balls, butt plugs, clit vibes. There are also some mis­cel­la­neous inserta­bles, which are defined by what they’re not.

Vag stuff: Minna kgoal, Jopen Key Stella III. Butt plugs: B-vibe Snug Plug, Tantus Neo, and a dual-density vibrating plug I just call "squishy plug" 5 ways to optimize sex toy storage and organization! 6

They’re what’s left when you take out:

This elim­i­na­tion pret­ty much leaves hand­held inserta­bles in aver­age sizes, with aver­age vibra­tions, and in gener­ic col­ors. No dis­re­spect to my Blush Gaia Eco— it’s an absolute steal for $10, and I do find myself reach­ing for often, but it’s as bare-bones as an insertable vibra­tor can get.

4 Everything else: put dainty objects into bigger containers

In my expe­ri­ence, a bunch of small things makes space look more visu­al­ly crowd­ed than a few big things. As well, play­ing with height gives your eyes some­thing more inter­est­ing to trace. The key is to group your small items in a con­tain­er; this tricks your brain into think­ing they’re one big thing.

A jar or plat­ter of tiny dil­dos, for exam­ple, looks more uni­fied than if the tee­ny wee­nies stood by them­selves. And a jar of tee­nies with a styl­ish, bold lid looks more inter­est­ing to me than a plate of tiny dildos.

Hard material sex toys, plus a jar of teeny weenies / tiny dildos from Funkit Toys. Lanyard from Woodhull plus my sex toy bag locks and a bunch of pins and buttons! Top view of my jar of tiny dildos, all from Funkit. Includes tiny cashew nib plugs, a red Pangolin, and some Swells.

Another promi­nent exam­ple is gath­er­ing my clit stuff in a col­or­ful con­tain­er. I also tucked my oth­er­wise unsight­ly cords away in a roomy draw­er. A shal­low box from the thrift store holds my tiny pins, but­tons, and locks.

And con­doms are the only sex-related thing I have in an opaque con­tain­er. Let’s face it: I don’t care about the wrap­per when I want a condom.

5 Adorn your space— add a pop of color here and there!

Storage drawers for fabrics and materials to make affordable backdrops for sex toy photo shootsClosets don’t have to be entire­ly prac­ti­cal! There are plen­ty of rea­son­ably afford­able ways to make the space yours, like col­or­ful con­tain­ers, bold wrap­ping papers, arti­fi­cial plant parts, or that mug in the thrift store that says “Y’all.”

I even have a set of col­or­ful draw­ers that I’m now using to store props for future pho­tos. Historically, I haven’t often had open and well-lit spaces to have fun with my pic­tures in.

And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about: col­lect­ing sex toys is fun. Sex blog­ging is fun. Having a well-organized show­room not only looks good but is fun for every­one who gets to see, includ­ing my readers.


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11 Responses

  1. DizzyD says:

    My toys live in 3 deep draw­ers and for now it works fine! But we do share our home with a very inquis­i­tive lit­tle guy, so we need to think about a prac­ti­cal and safe stor­age solu­tion for our toys.….. Any good ideas anyone?

  2. Richard says:

    One issue you may have is the dif­fer­ent toy mate­ri­als react­ing togeth­er, where they touch, I found some of mine melt­ed, hard­ened and discoloured.

    • Mine have lit­er­al­ly nev­er melt­ed. Slightly bent, maybe, if they were already squishy. Slightly dis­col­ored, if they were translu­cent. But nev­er melted.

      Silicone toys don’t react with each oth­er except in VERY rare cas­es of extreme­ly soft sil­i­cone.? Porous toys— which I don’t use— do react with each oth­er. And some­times they’re mis­la­beled as silicone.

  3. B R says:

    Our small col­lec­tion loves in a locked case (from Harbor Freight) because Grandkids. It stays under the bed unless they are stay­ing over, then it has a place in a cab­i­net in the clos­et. Not the most con­ve­nient, but it avoids a lot of explaining.

  4. Jay says:

    Displaying my toys isn’t an option for me, but hope­ful­ly some­day it will be! I would love to be able to see all of my toys because I think I would then use more of them instead of just my favorites.

  5. Peach says:

    I can­not dis­play mine but instead need to store them very dis­creet­ly so that nosy vis­it­ing friends and fam­i­ly mem­bers hope­ful­ly will not find them. So with that in mind I store them in a tall chest of draw­ers in my clos­et with with each draw­er labeled in a way to make oth­ers think that is where I store my out of sea­son cloth­ing and linen with an out of sea­son piece clothing/linen on top.

  6. M says:

    I’ve been search­ing for lit­er­al­ly an hour for the name of the blue one on the bot­tom shelf. The curvy one with the big head. If you hap­pen to know it please tell me! My ex threw mine away and I almost cried

  7. C says:

    I don’t know if I’ll ever dis­play my sex toys, but I real­ly like your set­up, it’s so prac­ti­cal and visu­al­ly appeal­ing at the same time. I’ve been con­sid­er­ing reor­ga­niz­ing my clothes so it’s more prac­ti­cal for my ADHD brain: in some­thing open like bins on shelves instead of in a dress­er so what I need is vis­i­ble and I can just grab it; sort­ed by what I use it for rather than gar­ment type. Currently a bunch of my clothes are just in a pile on my floor because I don’t have enough dress­er space & the clothes I do put in there nev­er get worn.

  8. G says:

    Really enjoyed read­ing this & see­ing the pic­tures as well, thank you. ?

  9. Quinn Rhodes says:

    I know this isn’t your cur­rent sex toy stor­age set up, but I’m in the process of doing some reor­gan­is­ing and want­ed to see how oth­er folks sort/store/display their sex toys. I love the sys­tem you have hear and now have a tonne of new ideas that include hav­ing a dil­do shelf on my book case — after all, sex is impor­tant to me and sex toys bring me joy, so why should­n’t I dis­play them?! (Also I’m total­ly in awe of your sex toy collection.)

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