LEGO the stuff that keeps kids happy for hours. Creative, imaginative and durable. It also creates hours of clean up for parents and kids alike.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Let me help you Lego …….. of the clutter
I use to find my son surrounded by his LEGO. Every piece, every accessory dumped out to enable him to see everything, as he built structures way beyond my comprehension or ability. Truly amazing stuff for imaginations of all ages. The trouble is the clean up. How was a boy to cope? The piles of large,small,medium blocks of every colour scattered, Everywhere. Tears tantrums, body thrown to the floor in frustration (and that was just mine)!
A system had to be found. So call me crazy! One day I literally poured all the LEGO on the floor and got to work. Every piece was sorted into colour. Each odd piece, ie, sword, shield, hat, fence piece….you get the picture, was in another pile. I will not tell a lie. It took me all morning, and by the end I wanted to open a window and toss it like confetti.
With the 3 drawer container I had purchased close at hand, I scooped up coloured piles of LEGO and deposited them into each drawer.
I had to group colours together, but that worked well for a while. I had the smaller items in a small tackle box. This has since been commandeered for his Beyblades (Beyblades!…..What) another blog.
The need arose for more space! Go figure. Nanny was purging LEGO from her house that was my husband’s when he was a boy! So the next phase was born.He likes to keep some structures intact after construction, so larger storage was needed.
He is allowed one structure to be displayed. The others are stored in this 7 drawer container on wheels. The wheel part is great. He can wheel it next door into the Guest/Playstation room when friends come over to spread the mess…….I mean play with the LEGO. Afterwards the clean-up is easier. Everything has a place and a place for everything.
The key is find a solution that works for you, and build from there. Every pun intended!
Do you have LEGO clutter? If so, how do you deal with it?
I would love to hear your solutions, and if you like mine share it with others