Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easy Puzzle Storage

I recently pinned an image on Pinterest that showed putting puzzle pieces inside pencil pouches to alleviate bulky storage boxes.  I immediately started wondering why I had never organized our puzzles in a better way.  They were sitting on a shelf in a toy closet stacked high, with broken box corners and missing pieces scattered about.  My kids actually love puzzles and play with them often, so Kate and I got to work organizing.

I chose to use quart size freezer ziploc bags instead of pencil pouches.  I had these on hand and ziploc bags are see-through, so you know what you are getting.  I purchased a plastic tub at Dollar Tree to store the puzzles.


Place pieces inside ziploc bag, cut the part of the box that has the puzzle template, and admire your newly organized puzzles!






Am I the last person on Earth to organize their puzzles this way?  Seems so simple.  I’m getting ready to do another toy/stuffed animal/game purge.  I like to do this about every 6 months or so, and organizing the puzzles was a good start!


  1. Neat idea! I could use this for all of my daughters puzzles that are just thrown in a box! Thanks!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  2. I've done the same thing with ours...and my mom did the same thing when I was a kid!

  3. I do the same thing with Legos. I'm not ready to throw all the sets together in a tub.