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Best Ways to Organize Legos
Knowing the best ways to organize Legos can make parents as happy as the children who play with Legos! How many times have you got a Lego stuck in the vacuum or worse yet, stuck on the bottom of your foot!
Even more tragic is a set being put together for the 120th time and there are pieces missing!
Choose what system would work best for you and the size of your space. How would your child like to sort their Legos? By shape and size, or by color?
Below are some simple and time saving solutions to help you, and your children, get their Legos organized.
ORGANIZE LEGO BY COLOR
Organizing Legos by color can be easier on the eye and faster to sort. While searching for the exact shape needed when building, this system may make it easier. If Lego containers have a mixture of colors, shapes and sizes, it can take more time searching for the perfect piece.
This option is good for those who have a mixture of Lego pieces and like to build freestyle.
ORGANIZE LEGO BY SETS
If your child has multiple Lego sets, this option may be good for you. Containing all the pieces together that belong to one set can save of time. Looking through color sorted Lego containers can take more time when trying to collect the pieces you need for a set.
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CONTAINERS FOR LEGOS
Containers make sorting and organizing easier. They also make it easy for clean up and for moving pieces to a different location.
Here are some ideas to help you sort, organize, and keep your Legos organized!
My husband helped our youngest son sort his Lego sets into clear containers.
He wrote on index cards what pieces went into each box. It was up to my son to keep it organized working on one set at a time. (or something close to it!)
Making the organizing system easy and simple will increase the chances kiddos will keep up with it!
Colored Utility Bins – You may have seen these being used in garages for screws, nails and other items in a workshop. It’s cool that the bright colors are the same shade as Legos. They are stackable and legos can be taken in and out easily. You could label each tray to designate the type of Lego pieces.
The downside to these trays is the pieces can get easily get mixed up, so have a good system the kids can keep in place.
These bins come in red, blue, yellow and clear. You can stack them, line them up on shelves, or hang on hooks on pegboards.
I like that my son can move his bins to the floor or to his play table. He keeps his bins on small shelves on his play table.
Larger Containers for Sets – You can either break down larger Lego models into chunks or break them down completely. Place in containers with the directions inside the box. You can label the container and tape a small photo of the set to the front.
TRAVELING WITH LEGOS
I’d rather not worry about losing pieces while on a family trip or a model getting crushed. But if your children really enjoys playing with Legos while on vacation, here are a couple ideas.
Storage box with lid – To avoid losing pieces, like when you are traveling by car, a contained box can be easily stacked with the luggage.
- Lay-n-Go Cinch Activity Mat, Black/Green
- This mat comes in different sizes and colors. They all cinch up with handles to take on the go!
Handy tote bag is a unique way to hold Legos and gives the kids space to play. It also makes clean up easy! When it’s bundled up, it can be put in a suitcase or just carried to Grandma’s house. These mats come in many sizes and colors.
I know my boys enjoy building and playing with Legos. Even though their Lego sets are used on a regular basis, doesn’t mean that the pieces have to appear to have blown up in the room!
Decide which system would be easiest for your child to keep up with. It may take a couple different systems to make it stick, since everyone is different.
Have fun using the tips and best ways to organize Legos!