Are you looking for the best organizers for LEGOS? We are a LEGO loving family, but when it comes to putting them away, it is more of a love/ hate relationship.
LEGOs were taking over my house and I know you can feel my pain when I talk about stepping on a LEGO barefoot.
I mean, if LEGOs were around, they could have been used for medieval torture. This is basically what training to be a mother should look like:
LEGOS are great for the imagination. The boys love their LEGOs and I love how creative they are with them. I am constantly amazed by my five year old’s ability to put together a LEGO set made for a 14 year old, then completely dismantle it and start again. It teaches them to follow directions, learn patience and practice concentration.
The more LEGO sets that we collected, the harder it became to organize them. In a perfect world, I would have them organized by sets, but now I am just happy if they are off the floor. Amirite?
I had to come up with a system that was easy for the kids to do on their own and there are a few products out there that really helped with that. This is how we organize to keep mommy’s sanity.
The best organizers for LEGOS
IKEA Trofast bins
It is like these were made for LEGO sorting. When we only had a few LEGO sets, we used a bin for each one. You can also organize them by color if that is easier. I’m not going to act like a hero… now we just dump them all in.
But the beauty of these bins are that they are inexpensive and they come in different sizes and colors so you can fit your space. I also love that the bins slide right out, so my kids can take the one they need to where they want to work on a set up.
It makes is just as easy for me to pick up the pieces all over the floor when I can just carry a bin around with me during clean up. We have a bin for the booklets and one for minifigs. Seriously, this thing is awesome.
CONTAINER STORE Craft drawers
Once our collection became pretty extensive, we had to find a way to sort all of the small pieces. We purchased these stackable craft organizing drawers at the Container Store.
We categorized and labeled them to make pieces easy to find. The little drawers come all the way out, so they can take them to where they are building and dig for what they need.
Under bed Storage
My son has two under bed storage bins that roll out easily. Since they are long and shallow, so he can fit a lot of pieces in there without having to dig deep to find them. These can be found at Target, Walmart or the Container Store.
The baby still loves her Duplos but they are just in a big bin I purchased at Target. No need for sorting.
I hope this post gives you some ideas for keeping your sanity. I have found these to be the best organizers for LEGOS. Happy building!