Hey Gang! Amanda’s back with a Pinterest-to-Shoppable-Reality post!
Shana asked me to find some awesome storage solutions for the Lego madness threatening to take over her house, and I was more than happy to oblige. The first thing I did was hit up Pinterest for some inspiration. Here’s what I found:
These options are great whether your kids are just starting their “collection” or Lego fever is well underway! They let kids have a central area for their stuff that’s easily accessible and looks cool enough that they’ll want to keep things organized…maybe? Keep in mind that these storage ideas can also be used for any toys with a million small, fiddly parts that end up underfoot (are there any that don’t fit this description?!) – in our home it’s currently Thomas & Friends and puzzle pieces.
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Go Industrial – Cool
For an industrial-cool look that’s kid friendly, pair a metal cart with fun storage boxes. Extra organization points for matching Lego colors to the rainbow-colored boxes! The carts are on wheels, so just roll ’em out of the way when playtime’s over.
Room Essentials Metal Cart in Orange, Target, $56.99 (also in a fun bright teal!
Excel 3-Tray Tool Cart in Red, Hayneedle, $88.45 (also in cobalt blue)
Top-Box Storage Collection, Land of Nod, $8.95-$13.95
Circo Linen Striped Tote, Target, $12.99
Lego Storage Brick, Target, $33.99
Warm and Welcoming
For a warmer look (with a Swedish accent?) go for wood shelving with clear or colored boxes for easy sorting. The first option has a top shelf for displaying current creations or works-in-progress.
Toy Organizer with Casters in Natural, Unbeatable Sale, $126.90
Honey Can Do Storage Organizer, Hayneedle $74.95
Lego Storage Charmingly Disguised
Want your Lego storage to be a little more subtle? These Windham accent cabinets from Target do the trick, and they come in lots of colors (ranging from neutrals to cheerful yellow to moody eggplant) and multiple sizes depending on your storage needs. Throw Legos in some cute buckets or clear plastic containers and shut the doors – voila!
Windham Accent 2-Door Cabinet with Center Shelves, Target, $159.99
Windham Accent Cabinet, Target, $105
Party Tubs, Container Store, $14.99 each
Water Hyacinth Bins, Container Store, $6.99-$16.99
Latch Boxes, Container Store, $3.99-$5.99
Amanda lives near Boston with her real-life secret agent husband and spitfire redhead 3 year old Annika, soon to be joined by another bundle of mischief this fall. A software marketer by day and budget-savvy home decorating enthusiast the rest of the time, Amanda’s goal is to make beautiful interior designs livable. She thinks living with kids shouldn’t mean you can’t have a stylish home – you just need a few smart shopping tricks up your sleeve!