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Lego Storage vs. Death by Legos

Lego Storage vs. Death by Legos

Those of you with Lego obsessed kids in your house can feel my pain; literally and figuratively.

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I will error on the conservative side and say we have thousands of Legos in our home.

I am certain Legos are a challenge for every mom who thrives in an organized home. Legos do not equal organization. Ever. Not possible—unless your children do not play with their Legos; in which case, I am coveting your clean floors!

I organized storage bins by color hoping this would help to keep the floor clean. I at least hoped for a path through their bedroom. Nope! They HAD to spill all the reds, blues, yellows or whatever colors they were looking for because some of the pieces were SO tiny that they could not find them in the storage bins.

I finally reached the point that I told the boys I could no longer tuck them in at night because I was not subjecting my feet to voluntary torture by Legos. They had to give me hugs and kisses at their door if I could not walk across the floor.

lego scale 1 to 10

I was certain that if I attempted to tip-toe and maneuver around the Legos I would trip in the process; thus, acquiring lasting Lego indentations all over my hands, arms, legs and face. This was not a possibility but rather a probability.

death by Legos

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well, I did not invent the storage drawers but every time I walked in our garage and looked at Farm Boy’s garage organizers I fantasized about tipping them upside down, emptying them and toting them off to the boy’s room. I visualized, romanticized and day dreamed about one day reaching Lego land storage euphoria and I needed the garage storage bins to do it.

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The best part? They work! The boys no longer scatter Lego pieces all over the floor in search of the itty-bitty, unusual or specialty pieces. The larger containers now stay sorted according to color because the boys are no longer quarrying through them looking for microscopic Legos. There are still Lego creations and works of art in progress all over their floor, but we can see the floor. Best of all, I can tuck my sons in at bedtime.

This was a win-win situation.

Stack-On 39-Drawer Storage Cabinet

The multi-drawer design allows for storage of multiple teeny-tiny, easy to lose, difficult to find Lego pieces. Clear see-through drawers provide quick identification of each drawer’s contents.  Large drawer pulls make it easy to access contents. Drawers easily pull out all the way and are a cinch to put back in place.  It easily mounts on the wall or stands on a dresser or shelving unit. A.J. and Colson move theirs around according to where they are building so I did not mount the drawers.

I found ours at Lowe’s Home Improvement for $19.96. They are originally for garage organization: Nuts & bolts, nails, screws and washers.

44 Drawer organizers can also be found but unfortunately Lowe’s did not have them when I was shopping. Below is a link of to internet company selling the 44 drawer option:

http://www.casa.com/p/akro-mils-44-drawer-plastic-storage-cabinet-black-805733?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_C&utm_term=WBA-006&utm_campaign=GoogleAW&CAWELAID=1920101711&utm_content=pla&adtype=pla&cagpspn=pla

This is not my child; I found the picture on Pinterest and it made me laugh hysterically. I love to laugh!

going to spank me

TRUTH!

 

Thoughtful Spot

4 thoughts on “Lego Storage vs. Death by Legos

  1. I can totally relate – with 2 boys and thousands of Legos in our house I am always stepping on LEGOs!!

    Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

  2. Oh the joy kids get from legos… and possibly seeing us wince in pain every time we step on them!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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