LEGO organization and storage is something that I hear a lot of moms talking about. After all, those little bricks certainly add up quickly when you have a brick lover (or several!) in the family.
If you find yourself getting a bit upset about all of the LEGO that is spreading across your house, you need to find a solution that is going to work.
Do you buy a system, or DIY one? Should you organize by color, by piece, or a combo of the two? Would big bins be the way to go? We will cover all of these questions in this series on LEGO organization and storage.
We have tried a few different ideas and came up with the solution that works best for us. I think that is the key–finding the solution that works best for your boys and your family.
You can get your LEGO bricks organized and find a storage system that is easy for your boy to use. There are a lot of different ways to do it, so read on for things you should think about before you start.
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LEGO Organization and Storage Considerations:
Before you put a system into place you really need to take some time to think about what will work best for your family. Here are some things to consider.
- Take some time to watch and think about the way your boy plays with LEGO and how he needs things to be before making any big changes
- Does he like things super organized; is he always sorting his piles before he builds? (if he likes organization he might like to give LEGO Time Management a try.)
- Or does he lean more free-form and likes to be able to dig around in his bricks? ie: he dumps them into a big pile and swirls them around looking for pieces.
- Where is the best place to store the LEGO? In a bedroom or in a family living area?
- How much room do you have to store LEGO? Is space limited or can you spread out?
- Do you need multiple storage options for several kids or would one work best? Some families keep their boys’ LEGO bricks separate for less “discussions” on which piece belongs to which child.
Personal Experience: We store in the bedroom and he takes them into family areas to play. I know my son has dug around in his bricks, spread them out, and by just seeing certain pieces next to each other it gave him an idea for a neat build. He also likes to build the sets. (I will show you exactly how we store things in an upcoming post)
You may also wish to:
- Enlist your boy’s help in making decisions for organizing and storing his LEGO. It will do no good to put a system in place that he can’t use or that isn’t a good fit for him. <<<Important
- Make sure he wants to make a change. As you will see in a future post, I had the great idea to organize and sort a certain way but it didn’t really work for him. Bit of a fail!
Stay tuned for our next LEGO Organization and Storage post where we will show you several methods of organizing and give you tips on setting up different storage types.
Be sure to take some time to observe your boy playing with LEGO. It will help you find the best method.
Storing and Organizing LEGO does not have to be a chore. It took us a while to figure out the way that worked best for my son and our family but we are super happy with the results.
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