As far as toys go, Legos are pretty much the best thing ever. They get children’s imagination flowing, they help build fine motor skills, and they don’t require batteries or electricity to work. However, in order to fully enjoy all of these benefits, you’ve got to keep your Legos organized. Otherwise, that neatly stacked tower might turn into an instant mess as soon as you take your eyes off it—and nobody wants that!
A Step-By-Step Guide
1. Separate by color. This will make it easier for younger kids and new Lego builders to find the pieces they need quickly.
2. Sort by size and shape, so that you can tell at a glance what pieces are available in which sizes and shapes.
Clean Up the House
As you go through your day, make it a point to put away the things you’ve used and put them in the right place. Doing this will help prevent clutter and confusion. The less time you spend looking for items, the more productive you’ll be with your day-to-day life.
Lay it Out
1. Collect all of your legos from every corner of your house and put them in one place.
2. Sort them by color and shape.
3. Group the same colors together, as well as shapes that fit together (like wheels and houses).
4. Now, group like colors together so it’s easy to find what you need, like red bricks in one pile, green blocks in another pile, etcetera.
Start with the Smallest Pieces
When you’re reorganizing your Lego set, it’s important to start with the smallest pieces first. These are the ones that are easy to lose and will get in the way of larger pieces as you put them back together. Separate all the blocks by color and then sort them into groups by shape. Place these small pieces in a container or bag for safekeeping, so that you can grab one when you’re about to play with your Lego set again.
Group Related Items
Put the most popular pieces in the front so they’re more easily accessible. Make sure all of the pieces are face up so that you can see what’s inside them.
Stay Organized (This Is The Hard Part!)
Organizing your legos may seem like a daunting task, but once you get started it will be much easier. The first thing you’ll need is a large tub or bin that’s easy to move around and deep enough for your lego bricks. Second, you’ll need sorting buckets, bins or drawers that are labeled in order of size (smallest-to-largest) and sorted by color.
Label Boxes and Bins with Dividers or Tape
Labeling your Legos is one of the easiest ways to get them organized. When labeling, be sure to include the size and color of the piece so you can easily find it when you need it.
First, gather all your Lego pieces and put them in a bin or box.
Next, start labeling each bin with a label that corresponds with a category for that type of Lego piece.