If you’re drowning in lego bits and pieces (like every other lego-loving family in the world), I’m here today with yet another awesome play at organizing these little rascals. We’ve seen a lot of great organization solutions for legos (many of which are awesome DIY’s), but what I’ve come to learn over the years is that you gotta do what works for you and your kiddo. As with any organization system in your space, if it doesn’t work for you and the way you manage upkeep…Than it isn’t going to work for the long haul. However if the system does work for you, go with it!
And my friend Melissa found just the solution that works for her lego lover…And her sanity!
Melissa is a personal friend of mine from the golden state. Like me, she’s a busy wife and mother of 3 children…And she has a son that is totally into legos! A few months ago she took a deep breath and braved the lego disorder in her home. Then she e-mailed me to share the photos. I immediately asked if she would mind my sharing this with all of you. I couldn’t wait to share the before and after because I personally had never seen anything like this. Maybe you can find a bit of inspiration here if this type of system would work in your own home/for your child.
Here’s our Q & A session…
question: What was the issue with your previous lego organization system?
answer: Everything was jumbled together in completely random fashion. We had large storage tubs of legos, and as we cleaned up, whatever was out got dumped into one bin. Any original organization (i.e., by set) was lost. And because it was a quick way to clean up, there were lots of random little things that weren’t legos finding their way into these tubs. The tubs were also too big, so anything at the bottom was never going to be seen again – because of course, small things settle to the bottom….
Here are some before images…
question: How did you come up with this new solution?
answer: When our daughter moved out of the house last fall, we knew we’d convert her room into a playroom for the kids. With our new space, I poked around on pinterest and was inspired by these ideas…
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