The iconic Lego bricks have been a long time childhood staple and provide hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. On the flip side, bare feet dislike them and they can be a bugger to organize. You may even feel guilty asking your kids to clean them up when they are in the middle of building something awesome.
Here are some solutions to keep Legos off the floor and organized.
Shelving could provide a temporary home for completed sets as well as boxed sets. Once the shelving reaches its capacity, have your kids downsize their Lego collection. You might have a Bricks & Minifigs store near you, which will make the downsizing process more appealing since they buy, sell and trade Legos. Before crossing the store’s threshold set a limit on the number of new Legos that may be purchased. Remember your goal is to reduce.
A short-legged train table or folding tables provide a nice area for building Legos and will keep them off the floor. If you provide a Lego table, start a “no Legos on the floor rule.” An easy way to enforce the rule is to take possession of any Legos you find on the floor. Hold them for a period of time or for ransom, where your kids pay you a small amount to have their Legos back. You may never have another Lego underfoot again! Contain confiscated Legos in a shoe box.
Organize Lego instruction sheets with binders and plastic sheet protectors, a zip-top plastic bag or a magazine file box.
Use clear shallow containers with lids (to allow for stacking) or shallow plastic drawers to store Lego pieces. These shallow containers keep the tiny Lego pieces more visible, not buried.
Once the Legos are organized, you’re ready to build something fabulous together.