We have a large playroom in our new home in Tennessee. And a large collection of tiny cars. I have been on a massive search to find the best Hot Wheels storage solution for my son’s collection.
Note: “best” Hot Wheels storage solution for us = cheap and able to see all the cars.
I found a lot of suggestions (see 5 more below) but my favorite was modifying an inexpensive SHOE RACK and mounting it on the wall with command strips. It worked beautifully and I honestly had it up in 5 minutes.
Plus my son was able to squeeze in his mini Thomas the Train engines along the edges. (Yes, they are on their sides but pretty impressive for a 4-year-old!)
I used this 4 tier wooden shoe rack from Amazon. To make it the correct depth I screwed together two of the tiers using the screws that came with it. In the pictures of the rack, you can see the thick rectangle block in the corners of the shelves. I lined up these blocks and screwed through them. No drilling needed!
Note: Make sure to screw in the center of the rectangle. One of them started to split because I was too close to the edge. But despite this it still held. I also used these rectangles to place the command strips so that they are hidden and had enough surface area to hold. I used a total of 16 medium velcro command strips.
As you can see, even our wider cars from the Cars movie fit. “The cars with eyes” as my son likes to call them. And the taller hot wheels fit on the top row (with wheels hanging off the edge – but hey it works!).
Disclaimer: I did not figure this one out completely on my own. There are about 3-4 slightly different versions floating around on Pinterest and very difficult to know who actually came up with the first version.
My Top Hot Wheels Storage Solutions
This is a great storage system from Mom Where’s My Car that mimics my preferred hot wheels storage solution. My version costs less than $20 for 2 racks! This one looks better for sure….. at a price. $82 for 2 tiers. but it looks beautiful. If it’s in your budget you can’t go wrong with this one.
Thanks to the DatSoCute blog for this one. Unlike storing your hot wheels on the wall, this one actually lets you tote your cars and trucks around the house. And allows you to easily see them all once opened. So brilliant.
You can find this one posted all over Pinterest. While I see the genius in it I could not use it in our playroom. I didn’t want to drill a lot of holes. Plus many of our cars do not have enough metal to actually stay on the magnetic strips.
This Etsy shop creates a wooden hot wheels storage frame for the wall. Just gorgeous. Definitely a hit on the budget but isn’t it so cute?!
Again, this Hot Wheels storage case isn’t on the creative side. But it is compact and holds 100 cars – easily accessible. For under $20.
So far those are my faves! Let me know if you have any Hot Wheels storage solutions that I haven’t come across yet.