Looking for lego organization storage ideas? Legos had taken over our dining room. It’s true. Multicolored little bricks were now more predominant than our bold curtains. Half-opened bags exploded onto the floor. We needed Lego organization storage ASAP.
Legos. Were. Everywhere. Some Lego storage organization had to be done to help organize all of these parts and pieces. They were taking over the one room I had left in the house to claim as my own. We had to think of a better way, and we did!
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Lego Storage Drawers
There’s only one supply here: these LEGO Storage Organizer Drawers. They’re perfect for color sorting all that LEGO, so you don’t end up stepping on them!
LEGO Storage Organizer Drawer
Headed on a road trip? Take Legos to go with this carrying case.
How to Start Your LEGO Storage Solution
Step 1. Choose the right place for LEGO storage
Select a storage location that allows Legos and other supplies to be put away and perhaps out of sight when not used.
Step 2. Grab all your LEGO
I have better luck when I sweep all of the Legos from the floor into a large plastic bin before color sorting. This makes it a more manageable task for my preschoolers when everything is in one place rather than scattered in every room.
Step 3. Use color-coded bins
Offer color-coded bins to sort open-ended toys (such as LEGOs) into a destination at cleanup. It’s also great to help kids learn how to color and sort as they tidy.
Step 4. Involve your children in the Lego storage organization set-up.
This is the MOST IMPORTANT piece of the organization puzzle. If we want children to use the Lego organization storage, they need to help get it started. But, I assure you, this is not the most straightforward task.
Creating lego organizers and storage was a lot of redirecting and refocusing, but we wanted to work together to create storage solutions because then your child is more invested and will know where to put things away. We also did this when we cleaned up the playroom.
Step 5. Identify the color for each LEGO drawer.
Some colored drawers may mix. We mixed yellow and brown into one bin. The reds and pinks are also mixed into one bin. Decide with your child which Legos work best for each storage drawer.
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Why My Lego Organization Works
If you came to my house for the first time, you might not think, “WOW, this chick is so organized! Her house looks straight out of HGTV”. Nope. Not happening.
But you may be thinking, “There are some good organizational ideas here that my kids can implement.” Hint to the little people in the house to actually put things away after using them. In fact, you can see the entire collection of playroom ideas, storage, and decor!
All kidding aside. We must remember that if our kids are going to live in our home, it may never look like a Pinterest picture.
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Once I’d got the ball rolling, cleared the closest, grabbed my LEGO storage drawers, and got the boys involved, this storage solution worked a dream! Not only do my boys tidy up after themselves, but I’m no longer finding LEGO pieces hiding all over the house. This LEGO storage solution is a win-win.
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Over time your storage bins may lose the color sorting, but they still make terrific Lego storage drawers that look nicely in your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Storage drawers work really well for LEGO storage and are a place for kids to help clean up. Sort the LEGOS by color or type of Lego. Over time, the LEGO storage will adapt to your family’s needs. These storage drawers stack or come apart to move into another room for quiet time.
Show off finished LEGO sets using IKEA bookshelves mounted to the wall. We also keep finished LEGO sets on top of dressers in the bedroom.
We keep all our LEGOS in stackable drawers. They are transparent and not an eye sore to mix with household furnishings. We keep the base plates in a large storage basket next to the drawers.
Hi! For the amazon drawers, do you suggest the 7 quart or 17 quart size?? Thank you!