LEGO Storage Ideas

How do a few LEGO sets suddenly become a barrage of LEGOs that are soon out of control? You know what we mean. You can't walk across a room without ending up with a teeny LEGO brick in between your toes.

We've been experimenting with different storage ideas. Some of these may work for you depending on how many LEGOS you have on your hands, others not so much...

• We had the LEGOS in a basket, but whenever our son would look for a particular brick, we'd end up with a LEGO explosion all over the sun room. Dwell's canvas baskets are a lovely option. (Pic. 2)

• After the basket, we tried clear stacking drawers and then sorted the LEGOs by color. It worked for a while, but thought they were a bit of an eyesore. We used the Container Store's Translucent Mini 2-Drawer Chests. (Pic. 3)

• Finally, we decided that some wooden trays inside our entertainment center in the sun room was a good solution. And it finally occurred to us that rather than sort the LEGOs by color, it made more sense to sort them by shape: wheels all together; two by twos together; little people together. It makes clean up easier and the fact that it's inside a drawer, the LEGOs are nicely hidden when not in use yet easily accessible. We used some bamboo drawer organizers, also from the Container Store. (Pics 1 and 4)

How do you store your children's LEGOs?

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