The thing about Lego storage is that it has to be practical if you want to have the bits put away once in awhile. I see Lego storage ideas all the time that look cute or fun, but are simply impractical for actually playing with the blocks. Here are 10 easy ideas for lego storage that I think could actually work with real kids!
10 Easy Ideas For Lego Storage:
Smaller, shoe box sized bins are a practical solution for blocks that kids are playing with regularly. They can be stacked on top of each other and quickly opened up for ease of play. Clean up is swift when bits can be tossed into the bins by many hands. Here’s an example of the clear shoe boxes we use to sort our lego. And click here to buy the magical mat that makes it all go away when the playing is done!
Sort lego quickly by colour and have blocks handy for construction with this idea from thinkplayaudio.com
Stackable dollar store trays make using and finding the tiny bits and pieces easier. When Lego is stored like this, the play becomes more about creating, and less about searching for parts.
For children with lots of “sets”, a building table can be a good solution. In this home, the table displays the sets and provides a space for playing, while the drawers hold the accessories and smaller bits that are waiting to be used.
Kids don’t really outgrow Lego. Keep some around for those rainy days.
Now, if you really want a quick clean up and a space to keep the Lego out of sight when it’s not being played with, check out this awesome under the bed idea from Built By Kids
At our house we keep the instruction booklets in a clear bin, but this idea is a good one for tucking them away on a shelf from Angie Six on Flickr
Here’s the ultimate lego play table with everything you need for hours of play ready to go from keepcalmgetorganised.com
And this is super popular pin on my Pinterest page from thehappyhousewife.com. This bedside table has been repurposed into a perfect little lego storage unit!
I like this unit for sweeping it all away at the end of the day!
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