Are you wondering where I've been? I've been MIA the last few days since my sweet baby Jett came down with a violent 24 hour stomach flu. A 15 month old with the stomach flu is absolutely horrid. I feel like I've done about 52 loads of laundry this week and at this point I just hope the Lysol gods are smiling on us now. I also finished the last of the vodka. It was necessary.
Since we confined ourselves to the house much of this week, Luke (my oldest son) and I decided to begin a major Lego organization project. He is really, really crazy for Legos right now and I don't see this obsession going anywhere soon so I think it's better we implement a system now.
Apparently, Lego addictions can spiral out of control very quickly based on the images that popped up after I searched Google for "Lego organization." Beware. If you choose to Google this topic yourself, some the images might send you into a mild panic attack. My son's room is by no mean spotless but some of these kid's rooms don't appear to have been cleaned since 1982! To save you the horror, I picked some of our favorite ideas for organizing Legos. You can thank me later.
I like this DIY idea for under the bed storage but it's not really conducive to building and just begs for younger siblings to cause mischief when no one's looking.
This wall storage system is cool but we don't have space for it in Luke's room right now.
So for right now, I think we're settling on a tackle box system, sorting the Legos by type and size.
I like this Plano 3-Tray Tackle Box for sorting smaller pieces in the three tiered trays and keeping larger pieces in the bottom. Luke also said he likes this box because it's portable and he can take all his Legos to spend the night with grandma. Sounds good to me, I'm sold!
For those of you with older kids and larger collections, this site has some great tips for organizing Legos. I don't think we're at that level in our household yet but I still love seeing efficiency at it's finest. It makes me really, really happy.
Also during my search, I found this great way to re-purpose the larger Duplo Legos that the kids grow out of so quickly. It's such a great idea for learning to spell and build sentences at home or in the classroom! You can see more details at Filth Wizardry.
See you tomorrow for The Friday Five!