It’s 1O PM and you’re tip-toeing through the house to get to bed without waking your kids when, “OOOOUCH!” you step on a LEGO brick. Those suckers hurt. Check out these organizing solutions so that LEGO bricks don’t continue to take a bite out of your feet.
1. Sometimes less sorting is more effective for a busy family trying to pick-up small pieces in a rush. (And, aren’t we all always in a rush!) While, color-coding LEGO bricks into a divided system looks nice for a short time, it’s not usually a sustainable option for children. Unless your child is a natural organizer, everything usually ends up getting mixed together. Instead, try this mat from LaynGo that has a patented edge that keeps small pieces inside. It also quickly closes for easy carrying and storage, in case you want those LEGO pieces to travel to Grandma’s for the weekend. It comes in three sizes: 13”, 20”, and 22”. And, as and extra bonus for messy kids, it’s washable!
2. A LEGO table with built-in storage is a great way to allow children to play with LEGO pieces off of the floor, while providing an easily accessible way for them to put away the blocks. But, if you don’t like the price tag on most tables, try repurposing an old side table. The cost is about $25! Follow the directions here for a generic table. Or here for a LEGO Friends table.
3. If you don’t have enough space for a LEGO table, but like the idea of having storage and a platform for children to work on, try a play box. It’s perfect for a small collection of LEGO pieces. It's also a great idea if you like to keep the sets separate. A box for each set can be used and stacked, with a photo on the outside of the box to easily identify which set it is.
4. For older children, try a brick rack wall display system. It can hold up to 175 Minifigures, and it can also work as a canvas for their LEGO projects. Older children will love how creative they can become with this product. Pair this system with a simple plastic crate with a lid for extra pieces that aren’t being displayed.
Do you have a way of organizing LEGO sets that works for your family? Share it in the comments!
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