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I have seen some awesome Lego storage ideas on Pinterest. However not only am I in a townhouse where space is at a premium, but I also have a household that does not touch the Lego often enough to have a permanent station set up. It just would be a waste of a craft station at my house.
So I had a few qualifications when brain storming which system of storage I would use. I wanted:
-To be able to easily carry it from room to room in my house.
-To be able to put it away if we do not touch it for months.
-I don’t want bins to sort by color because I do not see kids maintaining it.
-Ideally has space to save a current project they are working on, so they will not have to take everything apart.
I have two more white draw units that hold more specialty pieces. One drawer holds animals, others things like windows and doors, automobile parts, trees and bushes. My blue container holds thin black pieces I use in crafts for mini figure display frames. The large cream bin has large Ziploc bags of extra color sorted pieces. I prefer Ziploc’s over bins because they take up less space.
Creating a Play Space
For my play station I was gifted a craft/scrap booking storage bag which I thought would work perfect. It contains areas to sort pieces, enough room for a tin of extra pieces, and I’m able to zip it together for a fast clean up.
I opened the bag and cut some base boards to fit the bottom and side. I used my E6000 to glue the base boards down. The white gates are holding two separate pieces flush so they will adhere with the exact right amount of space for building.
The next step was to fill it with goodies. I put windows, doors, landscaping, boats, cars, animals, mini figures, weapons and other accessories in the zipper pockets. Then I took two empty tins and filled them with misc building pieces and generic blocks.
And I’m ready to play! I have extra sets and the big bags of color sorted blocks in the basement and this case is ready to float around the house as inspiration hits. I can add and swap out pieces I’m not using into storage and pick new themes to enjoy and add to my case. Once I am ready to stop playing, I can quickly toss everything into pockets or tins and close this up with room to hold projects I’m working on inside.
How do you get organized with your kids toys? Please comment below with your tips on storing lego, or duplo, or whatever!
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