Any parent who’s stepped on a LEGO brick unawares can tell you how important it is to find appropriate storage for this creative toy. Not only that, without places to store these expensive building blocks, you’re more apt to lose that tiny but important piece that goes with your Ninjago or Disney Princess set. Our family has recently become home to several new sets and now I’m itching to get them in order (and put AWAY when not in use). Keep reading for a handful of awesome LEGO storage ideas for your home.
1. Clear Plastic Boxes
You can never go wrong with clear plastic boxes that come with snug-fitting lids and can be easily labeled. The hardest part of getting this storage system together is making sure all your kits are separated and contain all their bricks! Once everything is organized, add the manuals and a neat and tidy label to the front so your kids can find the kits they’re looking for.
See this tip and tons of others from TheHomesIHaveMade.com.
2. Removable Open Bin Storage
If you have an active builder who needs his hands on LEGO bricks constantly, this open and removable bin storage set up might be for you. Created from plastic bins found in hardware stores and then mounted to the wall, these boxes keep pieces separated and can be taken down off the brackets for easy play.
Check out how this idea came together at SimplyOrganized.me.
3. Under the Bed Storage for Assembled Kits
Some kids love to build their kits and never take them apart. If you have one of these, this under the bed storage, where completed kids are set up on a simple slide-out board, is the perfect solution.The kits can be easily played with and then quickly pushed under the bed and out of the way. This is perfect for those LEGO Friends kits that form entire cities!
Check out some other amazing Pinterest projects at KristyColquhoun.blogspot.co.nz.
4. Shoe Organizer
We’ve seen hundreds of ways to use those cheap, plastic shoe organizers and now we’ve got one more: LEGO storage. It’s perfect for sorting your free building kits by color or shape, and is easily hung up so all those little pieces aren’t on the floor (and stuck to the bottom of your foot!
We found this idea at KidsActivitiesBlog.com!
5. Drawer System
Don’t worry about buying tons of expensive plastic tubs, and just buy one large set of drawers to keep LEGO bricks in check. Organize by kit or color because any way you do it, your kids will have easy access, will play with them more, and hopefully put them away easier. Take special note of the “to put away” drawer where young ones can dump them or you can toss in a hurry before vacuuming.
Check out YouPutItOn.com to see more DIY projects!
6. Ikea Trofast System
Can you have an organizing list without at least one idea from Ikea? We can’t! These storage systems are part of the Trofast line at Ikea and that are perfect for little hands. Finish off with fun and colorful labels that even non-readers can figure out and you have a classy and functional storage system.
Head to IHeartOrganizing.com for tons of organizing inspo!
7. Acrylic Vases
Incorporate LEGO bricks into your design and store smaller collections in clear vases. This may not be the best solution if you have this toy coming out your ears, but for minimal amounts this works perfectly. It also works great if you embrace minimal or simple decor, and encourages kids to hopefully put them away on their own.
Head to SayYes.com for more family-friendly ideas.