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If you’ve stepped on one too many Lego pieces in the middle of the night, then this ultimate Lego organization guide is for you! Whether you want to organize your household’s Lego collection by color, set, or type, we have efficient and aesthetically pleasing tips and ideas that won’t break the bank and will keep Legos from getting lost or mixed in with other toys. To figure out what the best way to organize and store Legos is for you, first consider a couple of things. Think about how your children (or how you!) tend to play with them—do they like to build, then dismantle and rebuild again? Or do they prefer to build something and display it?

If they are in the first category, you’ll likely want to organize by color or type of Lego, and use bins or baskets of various sizes. If they’re in the latter and enjoy focusing on one set and displaying their finished creations, organizing by sets may be the way to go for you, since that way, each set is stored separately and assembled ones can be displayed on floating shelves or in a bookcase. From repurposing a tool box or a shoe storage bench to creating a Lego wall or table, we have tons of great tips and ideas for you to finally organize all those Lego bricks—and keep them organized.

Use an Over-the-Door Shoe Hanger

An over-the-door shoe hanger with clear pockets is the perfect way to keep Lego blocks organized in a neat and space-saving way. The benefit of this method is not just the fact that it doesn’t take up any precious square footage if you don’t have space to spare, but the clear pockets mean that the Lego pieces are visible and sorting is very easy. Create a color-coded organization system by using a different pocket for each color block, which makes cleanup at the end of playtime quick, easy, and efficient!

Create a Lego Wall

If you’re short on space and don’t have room for any extra bins or furniture, think vertical instead and create a Lego wall using classic baseplates. They can be purchased online or at any Lego or toy store, are approximately 10 inches x 12 inches in size, and come in various colors. Gather enough of them to cover a large portion of the wall, then attach them one by one, using an adhesive such as liquid nails. Continue until you’ve covered a surface large enough to hold as many Lego bricks as you need. Then, to store the Legos, simply press them onto the baseplates, and they’re off the floor! An added bonus with this way of organizing the blocks is that it also provides a fun play area where kids can get creative and build vertical structures and decorate their wall.

Organize Legos by Color

One of the easiest ways to organize the bricks is by color. Use clear bins that make sorting and everyday cleanup easier, since you can see what’s inside them, or label non-clear bins or baskets so you can quickly identify their contents. A rainbow-colored organization system is also aesthetically pleasing and a fun addition to a kids’ room or playroom. You may, however, want to consider the size of the Lego collection when deciding whether to use this method, as it’s definitely better suited for smaller collection where your kids don’t have to look through hundreds of red blocks just to find the one they’re looking for.

Use a Drawer System

A store-bought drawer system with clear plastic bins is a fantastic way to keep Legos organized, visible, and easily accessible. Use a different drawer for every color, component, or set, and attach labels to each bin to make sorting even easier (especially if the bins aren’t clear). Having drawer storage specifically for Legos also means the small pieces won’t get mixed in with other toys, never to be found again.

Sort Them by Type

If you don’t want to organize your Lego collection by color, another good way, especially for large Lego collections, is by type. Make separate bins for blocks, figures, cars, specialty, and other pieces and label each storage container appropriately. It’s up to you how detailed you want to get with the pieces, but you can certainly have larger bins for more general types of bricks and smaller ones for the fewer specialty ones. This organizational method is great for inspiring creativity, too, since it allows kids to mix and match pieces easily and come up with new creations beyond the instruction manual.