Messy. Messy. Messy. I know, it shouldn't have bothered me, because it's tucked away in the basement, but every time I looked at this mess I itched to organize it. Though I must say, the seperate kits are organized neatly into recycled deli meat containers. This is a great way to store them and keep the pieces safe! So in order to bring order to the manuals I decided to make a "Lego Handbook".
I bought a big binder and made a cute little front cover, using stickers from a cool Lego scrapbooking kit I bought on Amazon. I gathered all of their instructions together:
And I stuck them all in various sized page-protectors.
I put the larger instructions into 8.5x11 plastic page protectors
I used some of my recipe card protectors for the mid-sized instruction books.
I used baseball card protectors are perfect for the mini-instructions. I had these on hand from my coupon binder, they are also good for that too. I'm in the midst of a coupon organizing switch though, more on that soon ;)
So there you have it, our new "Lego Handbook". It's all neat and pretty, and user-friendly. The kids can find whatever instructions they need without weeding through a huge pile. My next task is to seperate the binder by category (Star Wars, Bionicle, City, etc).
And my shelf looks better too. (forgive poor photo quality, I'm in my dark and gloomy basement closet)
What are your secrets tips for keeping your kids Legos, or any other toys, organized?