Monday, June 4, 2012

Lego Storage

Between our recent trips to Arizona, Vegas and Michigan, we haven't been home to work on projects.  We arrived home from Michigan Sunday night, and I spent Monday and Tuesday preparing for a family of six (four boys under five!), who are staying with us this week. Our guest room is usually D's playroom, but with all those little curious boys on their way, I had to do a little extra clean up.

Niels' birthday was this past weekend, and D gift to him was a Lego playset that they could do together. D's interest in Legos is growing, so I started thinking about how I could keep those teeny tiny pieces in order.

Then I remembered some plastic storage trays that I was no longer using, thanks to all the drawers in my command center. I emptied the last few drawers and removed the labels.

 Then I made new labels for each drawer using Excel.

I could have done the labels on my label maker, but it only has black ink. I figured color coding the words would make it easier for my 3 year old to know which drawer to use.

I used scotch tape to attached the labels (in alpha order).

There's a nice little spot in the closet for the lego tower. The big flat pieces fit nicely on top.

Easy peasy clean up. Especially because my son loves order as much as I do! He loved helping me sort all the legos.

I have another set of drawers I can empty out so there will be drawers for brown, green, and the instruction binder. Thomas the Train is still D's #1 toy, but I see a lot more Lego love in our future.

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  1. Brilliant! I like the idea of having them separated by colors. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at The CSI Project!

  2. Thank you very much! Great post! It’s useful information.

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