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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.

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

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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!

3 comments :

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

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

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

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