We have a Lego problem

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.

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Tips from Cam, The Lego Maniac:

  1. Definitely use clear containers with good snap on lids.
  2. Sort your containers in the following categories: Bricks, Mini Figures, Axles & Wheels, Plates, Motors, Tracks, Roads
  3. Sort Bricks by color.
  4. Build a shelf to display built projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “We have a Lego problem

  1. I love Cameron’s idea and the swoosh bag idea! Thank you. I organized a toy room recently and it has really helped but the swoosh bag I may add to my bag of tricks.

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