Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Biggest Organizational Challenge: LEGOS

While I have three young boys, by far my biggest 'housekeeping' challenge is our oldest son's Lego sets. He loves Legos. We are Legoland Annual Passholders. His past three birthday parties have been Lego-related. For his last birthday, we spent the night at the Legoland Hotel! You get the point. What this means for me is that I have Lego sets all over my house. Since we also have two younger boys, it is a challenge to keep all the pieces out of reach of the baby. 

I tried keeping them in his room. I tried keeping them on a shelf in the playroom. I tried keeping them in the dining room. 

No problem here, unless you wanted to... use your dining room table? or sit at the table for dinner?
The only thing that has worked so far is keeping them in the box! For some reason, he doesn't like that idea. 

An idea that I think might just work is It is kind of like Netflix or Gamefly, but with toys. You receive a toy in the mail, play with it, and return it. Then you get a new one! I think this is a wonderful process because it also reduces wasted toys, and teaches kids the value of sharing toys. 

It's also a great way to decrease the VOLUME of toys in the house. With three boys, this could be a lifesaver for me! I love that you could, say, get to build the Lego set without having to buy a new one.      Over Christmas, our oldest son received an obscene amount of new Lego sets. A few of them are still sitting here unopened. They were expensive! It's OK, if he doesn't open them soon- I'm going to put them away as an 'investment' for him. There are Star Wars Lego sets that we refused to buy him over Christmas, and he really wants. I was curious to see if those were on Pley's list of toys- and they are! So rather than buying him the Death Star on Amazon for over $500 (no, I'm not kidding), this monthly fee sounds like a real bargain!

Look how clean this room is! 
I was concerned about the cleanliness of 'sharing' Lego sets. But from what I've read on their website,  they have considered this and YES they toys are cleaned when they are returned and before they are sent out again. doesn't just have Legos. They  have a variety of toys, grouped by ages and there is something for everyone. You can actually save money on toys. For an example, K'NEX Raptor's Revenge is currently selling for over $27 on and with Pley you can build that and return it and get a new toy for $19.99/month! 

Have you tried this company? I'd love to hear from you!


Post a Comment