How long has it been since you were vacuuming, or better yet, walking into your child’s room at night trying to be ever so stealth – and you step on a Lego? Ugh. It hurts just thinking about it.
Don’t get me wrong, Legos are awesome. I love them. Legos are one of the very few plastic toys I actually appreciate. I love the fact that after the initial build (and loss of the instructions) Legos are a tool to inspire unlimited imagination.
But, it seems the number of children in the home correlates with the mass of Legos one owns. We have a huge Lego issue in our house.
I think I am feeling inspired…
Check out these great ideas by Modern Parents Messy Kids for getting your Legos off the bedroom floor.
I have seen countless ways to organize Legos and really I have yet to decide which way is best. But getting them off the floor is at least a start. I like the idea of using many clear containers to store the Legos. I especially like the idea of choosing shallow containers so that they are easy to transport and easy to locate pieces (as opposed to a deep container you would have to dig through).
Also in this post is a pattern for creating your own Lego storage mat. I have called these storage mats Swoop Bags. And I am thinking they wouldn’t just have to be used for Legos – Playmobils also come to mind. Or, if you would rather skip the sewing part, you could also order a Swoop Bag from this Seattle based company.
And if you would like to organize further than just getting it all off of the floor, this is the advice I received after an interview with my very own Lego Maniac.
Tips from Cam, The Lego Maniac:
Definitely use clear containers with good snap on lids.
- Sort your containers in the following categories: Bricks, Mini Figures, Axles & Wheels, Plates, Motors, Tracks, Roads
- Sort Bricks by color.
- Build a shelf to display built projects.