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What’s the Best Way to Organize Lego Bricks?

Legos… it’s a love-hate relationship. They are such a great toy- inspiring creativity, expanding minds, building dreams but they hurt like a son-of-a-gun when you step on one bare footed or cause tears in children when they can’t find just the right piece to complete their masterpiece.

Organizing the lil’ buggers isn’t as difficult as one might think… in fact the problem is us, as parents want to over-organize them. I know I did. I asked my son if he wanted them sorted- by color? by size? by set? No. Nope. And no. He just wanted them all together in one bin. He WANTED to dig through them. Hmmm.

With that I decided it was all part of the creative process, the Lego learning experience to sift through a sea of Legos and discover just the perfect piece for the project-du-jour. To make the sifting easier a large under the bed storage box like this Clever Store Non-Latching Clear Lid from Rubbermaid did the trick. It isn’t so deep that the pieces are impossible to find. It’s easy to store and large enough to house finished pieces so that they wouldn’t get damaged. As the Lego collection grows so does the number of under-the-bed storage pieces!

The lid also makes a good ‘base’ for the Legos… because sometimes it’s just difficult to get the Legos to balance properly on carpet! The Bento line would be great for this as their lids act like trays and the boxes are pretty enough to leave out all the time, and allows for some sorting of bricks if you just can’t resist doing so… however they may be a bit too deep if your child is using the smaller brick size. Another option is this clever canvas play mat turned storage bag- Swoopbags . It’s simple to use but lacks the hard surface to create a strong base.

All of these options are simple and easy to implement… Just pick one and don’t overthink it!

 

Krista Colvin is the Organized Lifestyle Expert for AM Northwest, creator of Organize The Whole SheBang [the smart woman's guide to doing it all], and a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist. She’s a social media savvy, too much coffee-drinkin’ mama of two. Check out her blog at Organize the Whole SheBang!

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One Response to What’s the Best Way to Organize Lego Bricks?

  1. Lauren Mingay February 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Thanks!!!

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