i should be mopping the floor: Ultimate Lego Storage

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ultimate Lego Storage

For awhile, we've battled the mess of the bricks.
I'm loving this new system we now have in place: the Ultimate Lego Storage! 
 A few months back, we had a desk in this space. It was a bit small and my older son never used it for its intended purpose. It was a catch all. And all of the Legos remained on the floor. Errrrrry-where. See how we finally cleaned it all up below>>>



Oh my heck. This above photo gives me heart palpitations just looking at it. We put that desk in a garage sale back in the spring. This photo was taken post-desk removal and pre-decision made on what to use for the massive organization that needed to take place.

I started browsing through the Sauder website to find exactly what we needed. The website is organized really well and made it easy to find exactly what we were looking for. We settled on the Barrister Lane Collection Bookcase in a Salt Oak finish. The cubbyhole storage and top display shelf pretty much had "organize your Legos" written all over it. I love that I could access their live chat feature to get any questions answered about the pieces I was interested in.

Sauder also has a great Expedition Design tool to help with style choices when it comes to selecting furniture. It's a great reference when you're trying to maintain a certain feel to a space.

 After ordering it from the site, the piece arrived within a week. We spent a few hours on assembly and were ready to roll. 


 I purchased clear boxes from the dollar store and grabbed a couple of larger boxes I had on hand. Then, the massive sort began. We spent a considerable amount of time sorting our bricks and their accessories by color. The only pieces that were an exception to the color coordination thing were the minifigures {and all of their random limbs, torsos and heads}, wheels, doors & windows, and miscellaneous pieces. Each of these items were sorted into their own categories. The two larger boxes at the bottom of the bookcase house the project instruction books and the Lego bases.

It feels glorious {and then some} to have this system in place!


 I think the little label plates on the front of the bookcase are so fun. I used a vintage font to create the labels. The three lines account for the three boxes in each bin. And, it was kind of crazy to realize we needed two bins for black, four for grey, and two for white. Have mercy...we have way too many Legos!


 The top shelf is perfect for all of the finished masterpieces. We also added a couple of cork boards and some clipboards that hold printables.


I created these printables on Friday.
You can download your own set here.


 Isn't it great? And I love that the bookcase is so versatile. When we outgrow Legos, it will be perfect for books, trophies, and other collectibles. 


Now, let's all say a little prayer that they stay color sorted. Forever.




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