Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 11: Kids Toys #2

With 3 boys you can bet we have LOTS of nerf guns and Legos!  Great toys….just a lot of pieces.

Finding a home for toys can help eliminate clutter.  I have tried MANY different ways to store the legos and our current and last method we have been using for quite awhile and it will definitely stay.  I actually got the idea from my mom who did the same storage solution with my brothers’ legos when he was younger. 


The bin on the right is where we store the pile of loose legos for building.

The drawers are for storing his special pieces and creations.  If they are full then he knows he needs to make some choices on what can stay built and what needs to go back in the big bin. 


This is the best part and the tip my mom gave me!  Put them in a sheet or blanket inside the bin.  We used a twin sheet.  Then you can lift the whole sheet out for the kids to play with on the floor.  The legos stay on the blanket for easy pick up!  Simply gather the ends and put back in the bin.  Super easy and the kids like that they can spread them out to see what pieces there are.


My older boys are more lego collectors now so they store theirs on their shelves in their rooms.

Nerf guns are the other toy abundance around here.  My husband and I came up with a great solution for us.  Peg Board!


This one is under a loft bed.


This one is behind the bedroom door.

So, there you have it!  Some simple storage solutions for all you out there with boys like us.

What ways do you control toy clutter?

Have a blessed day!



  1. Great idea for the legos. I love the ideas for the nerf guns. My boys have so many and they are all over the house. I don't even know how many they have.

  2. Great ideas! I dump toys with a lot of pieces out onto a sheet and then we lift the sheet and dump them back into the bin.

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments! Glad to share! Have a blessed day.