Lego Organizational System

I have a love-hate relationship with Legos. I love that they entertain my son and daughter for hours and simultaneously increase creativity, problem solving, and imagination. But…..I hate the clutter, the tiny pieces, the fact that they are everywhere everywhere in our little home. So last month, I decided to tackle a huge project and *organize* our lego problem. After three trips to The Container Store, hours of sorting, trial and error work, a massive headache, and pulling out my hair, I finally came up with a system! A system that works and is effective. I won the lottery; worth the stress!

 

Lego mess = my current reality.

Lego mess = my current reality.

Small, tiny, intricate pieces.

Small, tiny, intricate pieces.

Popo

Popo

 

Here is the lowdown… I organized by *color*. Some say it is better to do by size , but I went for what is most appealing to my eye, and easiest for my kids to sort. Each box has two levels, separated by a tray. Then, I sorted by pieces — with some boxes containing tires, people, or “accessories.” I bought three bins and trays  and then there are additional small squares and other small inserts. And then, VOILA! Organization to its finest! And both the kids and myself find it therapeutic to sort and organize!

 

In our NYC tiny apartment, every little nook is used for a purpose. Here is the cabinets filled with the Lego boxes.

In our NYC tiny apartment, every little nook is used for a purpose. Here is the cabinet filled with the Lego boxes.

Blue box from the side.

Blue box from the side.

Top

Top

First level with the trays.

First level with the trays.

Below, second level inside the box.

Below, second level inside the box.

Side by side, rainbow of fun.

Side by side, rainbow of fun.

Taste the rainbow

Taste the rainbow

Red and yellow

Red and yellow

Manuals

Manuals

grey and black

grey and black

Creativity to its finest!

Creativity to its finest!

 

And it works! Three cheers — HIP HIP HOORAY! Any other organizational tips for kids’ toys? Please share!  Happy Monday.  Freezing one in NYC.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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5 Comments

  1. Great, hope they are using them…nothing like stepping on a lego in bare feet when least expecting it!

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