I have been trying to come up with a good solution for LEGO storage. My boys love them, but there are SO many darn little pieces, a pain to put away, a step on them in the middle of the night in your bare feet and you feel like breathing destructive, incinerating dragon breath every last one.
But I love them because they aren’t tv, the ipad, or technology. Girls and boys love them. They use their brains and imaginations to create and for that reason alone we are still friends.
When this baby showed up for $10 on our local online classifieds late one night (like Craigslist, but here they call it ksl classifieds) I screamed and texted as fast as my little fingers could telling her I could bring cash and come first thing in the morning and made it sound like I was as harmless and kind as a mom could be so that she would trust coming to her house. (do you do that when you are trying to score something on Craigslist?) And I got it!! It seemed like a perfect thing to organize and corral all of those LEGOS.
On a blustery Saturday, we dumped out that big container you see up on the right there and began separating. It took a good 2 hours and these boys lasted for about 20 minutes.
It may not stay this organized, but right now it feels SO much better and it’s fun watching the boys not have to dig forever for the piece they are looking for. I’ll keep you posted (well, let’s be honest, if you remind me I will) on how it lasts, but we’ll see.
I guess I didn’t realize how expensive these organizers were – here they are on Amazon, but I have seen these colored scrapbook paper cases at Costco and Michaels that may work just as well?
Here are a few other past posts on organizing kids’ stuff:
Tell me your feelings about LEGOs. Do you love/hate them? Do you have a system for them? Do you keep the random little ones you find here and there or do you chuck them? You can tell us…