I have children. Which means I have legos. A toy that, like most moms, I have a love/hate relationship with. I love them because my child will play with them, mostly unattended, for extended periods of time. I hate them because, well, yes. Most of the time, my living room looks like this. Minus the bed (I need to show you guys that project). I had some trouble finding a good picture of the mess, despite its daily occurence. Strangely it’s not something I’ve felt compelled to document.
Our lego collection isn’t insane, we have enough for two – four children to comfortably build with, depending on how big their projects get. We have a swoop bag full of general bits and a bin of technic parts, plus a rotating pile of projects. They live in the living room because Roan will play with them unattended, which means I can work from home while he plays near me. And we have a rule, any toys that get played with upstairs have to be tidied up at the end of the day. I need a couple of hours each night where I don’t have to see brightly colored plastic. But I still had to look at the bins and containers, which just didn’t fit with the rest of the room. A couple of weeks ago I decided I’d had enough. I wanted some way to store these things that I could stand to look at and keep in the living room.
Both of which are fine, but not something I want to see in my living room. Basement, sure. Kids bedroom, ok. My space, no thank you. And while they are pretty, we just don’t have that much of the stuff. I ran out to see what I could find and came back with two lidded baskets from Homegoods.
The small one holds the swoop bag of general legos and the large one holds the technics bin, large board and projects in process.
Much better. I’m curious, how do you deal with the toy storage issue? Any toys that drive you bonkers?