Our youngest has always loved building things, even from when she was a baby. It started with building blocks being built and toppled numerous times every day, to Duplo, marble runs and now we are into Lego.
You name it, we have the set – Cinderellas carriage, Elsa’s castle, Merida’s castle along with numerous Palace Pets and Lego friends thrown in there to!
After her birthday, and all the new sets had been built, they were being broken up and wonderful new creations were being made. And that’s when I found the tinniest prices of Lego absolutely everywhere. This is what it looked like on the top of her storage unit in her bedroom:
I needed to sort this out, so off I went to our local Wilko and found this great organiser.
Click here to see it on their website.
What I like about this organiser is that you can move the compartments in the rows around to make them fit the size of space you need. So after I sorted the Lego into colours, and saw how much there was of each colour, I then worked out how many compartments I wanted in the rows. When it was filled up little one could see what colours she had and could easily find the pieces she was looking for.
I must admit when I first got this I did think it wouldn’t last long and everything would soon be mixed up, or tipped out all over the floor again! But in fact the opposite has happened. Over the summer holidays little one must have played with her Lego every day, and at the end of every day one of us would sit with her and put away the pieces that she had got out and weren’t using and were put back into their own little compartments.
This organiser now permantely lives in the lounge as this is where she likes building her creations, and as its so small it can easily be put away under the sofa or a table and pulled out when she wants it.
This has been such a quick fix and now instead of hearing that horrendous sound of a whole tub of Lego being tipped upside down I just hear the gentle rustling of little fingers looking for that perfect little piece to finish off her latest masterpiece.
How do you organise your little ones Lego?
Lets get organised!