How to store Legos functionally in your home. Here are some great and clever ways to store lego bricks that will fit every family style.
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If you have found Lego bricks in your vacuum cleaner, bricks in your couch, or in every nook and cranny like we have then keep reading and see if these storage solutions can be of some help.
Even though we just have a daughter we have LOTS of Lego pieces. It is something my husband and daughter have found to be a great bonding activity. So needless to say, I have searched the internet for all sorts of ways to keep them organized and rid myself of this Lego storage dilemma.
I think the most important step before purchasing any storage or organization ideas is deciding what will be best for you and how you will use them. So let’s ask yourself some simple questions.
First … Where are we going to store these items and how much space do we have?
This is important because the lack of space will definitely rule out many Lego storage options. Once you decide where you are going to store them then you need to decide how many you need to store.
So our second question is… How many pieces do we have and do we expect to add to the collection?
Be sure to plan for adding any sets to your collection. My husband and daughter usually get 2 or 3 new sets every year so that can add up to a lot of new pieces.
Once you do finally decide on where and how much you need to store you can then figure out a budget.
Question 3… How much do we want to spend?
If you are on a budget then no worries, there are plenty of storage ideas that work on a budget too.
The last question to really ask yourself is… What types of Lego bricks am I storing?
Do you have lots of Lego building sets that you want to keep the pieces together or just random blocks that you can separate into colors? These will come in handy when deciding how to set up your storage.
- Plastic Storage Boxes (small or large)
If you have tons of random blocks or large sets that you want to leave put together but stored away these large plastic storage boxes could be your best bet. The biggest issue with storing Lego’s this way is that it can get heavy and bulky especially if the main Lego players in the home are the kids.
TIP: Tiny Lego pieces can get lost easily in big plastic bins. Use Ziploc bags to contain smaller pieces.
2. Open Storage Bins
One thing I have found with my daughter is that making clean up easy actually gets clean up done.
Open style bins tend to work really well for us in this situation. You can buy these now from the dollar store. Which is awesome! But, they go quick and if you can’t find them then you can also buy them online.
This pack of 6 folding storage bins is a great deal. (These make great storage for more than just Lego’s.)
another great organizer with open storage is this 3 tier storage organizer
This is the way we store the vast majority of our Lego’s. They are long so they fit lots of product but the Lego’s can also be spread out and found much easier. Plus they will slide right up under the bed and store out of site.
If you want to get really cool, check out this under the couch lego drawer.
4. Toy Organizers
There are lots of great generic toy organizers that would be great for Lego’s.
Check out these great solutions.
TIP: How about using an old luggage case?
I remember as a child my cousin stored his Lego’s in an old suitcase. He didn’t have a huge collection so it worked great for him and when he would come and stay at our house it was portable too.
Even more awesome Lego storage ideas!!!
Organization by color:
So if you have read to this point by now you know there are loads of storage options for you to choose from.
I personally like the ones that are practical but look nice as well. However, I think what works best is a mix of storage solutions. We use the under the bed storage and a large plastic bin for spill over.
TIP: Don’t throw away your building instructions!!
Just remember that if all else fails you can always just shut the door. Out of sight, out of mind! We do this more than I would like to admit.