If you are a parent, chances are you have LEGOS. And chances are if you have LEGOS, they are freaking EVERYWHERE! And what about all the different sets that we try to keep together so the kids can build them again?  They are hard to keep track of and even harder to organize. So I set out to find a great LEGO organization strategy! 

LEGOS, LEGOS Everywhere

I have a very special love/hate relationship with LEGOS. I have three kids who are LEGO fanatics, so let’s just say we have a lot of LEGOS! My husband and I find them everywhere!

Under the bed.

On the kitchen table

The bookshelf

In carseats

Stuck to the cat (I kid you not!)

Even around the toilet!! 

It was getting out of hand and I needed to do something about it! Not just because I could not bear to step on another LEGO (those suckers HURT!) but mainly because the mess of them being everywhere was driving me crazy.

ORGANIZATION OPTIONS!!!

I have seen several ways to organize LEGOS.  Many of them were great LEGO organization ideas but didn’t fit my family’s needs. 

  • Getting a multi-drawer bin to separate the LEGOS by color. But are you kidding me, who wants to take the time to separate them out by color each time you play with them.  I knew my kids would not buy into this.
  • Using a large LEGO Table – I like the idea of having the LEGOS on a kids table that allows for easy access and relatively easy clean- up. But I knew at the end of the day, the bricks would end up more on the floor than the table. 
  • Keeping sets in their boxes and stored – my kids really like to rebuild their lego sets but oftentimes the completed set no longer fit into the original box.  And that is a lot of boxes to store.  

LET’S GET ORGANIZED!!!

I finally settled on a LEGO organization strategy that I felt like enabled my kids to clean up easily but also have access to their different sets and could be stored easily.

There are some really great, affordable bins at Target that come in a variety of depths but are all the same measurements so they can be stacked on top of each other.  Here are the main reasons I settled on these bins from Target.
1. The bins are a great price.
2.  The lids stay on really well, but are still easy for the kids to take on and off.
3.  They come in a variety of sizes and colors.
4.  They are clear, so my kids can see the LEGO set inside.

I took all those crazy boxes with sets in them and cut out a picture of the LEGO set.  Then I taped the picture inside the bin to help my children recognize which set it was.  Then I placed the set inside and threw out the pesky box!!  We store all the bins in my son’s closet where it is easy for them to find the set they want, rebuild it, put it back in the bin and put the bin back away.  

This has actually helped also with my kids wanting to play LEGOS more, since they get excited again about all their sets now that they could easily see them. 

Now for all those loose LEGOS, I chose two large, flat bins to put them all in.  In each large bin I also placed a couple of smaller bins.  The small bins were used to house all the LEGO figures or could hold the LEGOS my kids still wanted to use later after playing.  They simply put them in a small bin and placed them into the larger bin. I store the two larger bins under my son’s bed.

I LOVE LEGOS AGAIN!!

So, it’s still not a perfect solution but I will say we find less LEGOS around the house, we have been able to enjoy rebuilding sets so much more, and I am yelling less at the kids to clean them up.  And for the parts that still frustrate me, I remind myself they won’t play with LEGOS forever……right? (Oh wait, my hubby still does!)

Have you found an amazing way to store your kid’s LEGOS? We would love to hear about your ideas!

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Cascia was born and raised in the Arizona heat. While receiving her Pre-Med degree at HIU in California, a blonde, surfing, skateboarding boy stole her heart. In 2004, she married Chuck and had many adventures living in Arizona, California and Colorado. They now call Simi Valley home and have three wild and curious children - Becker (10), Bodie (7) and Lyla (6). She has been blessed to be a teacher, summer camp staff/program director, SAHM and now the owner of Ventura County Mom Collective. Playing guitar, writing songs, and reading any and every parenting book helps keep her sane and happy! A good cup of coffee or a bubbly La Croix can usually be found in her hand! She tries to live by the motto "I'd rather recover from failure than live with regret.

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