K is 19 months old and currently loves doing puzzles. He also loves to take EVERY puzzle piece out of the bin, throw them and kick them around, hide them and NOT clean them up. So, to save our puzzles (and my sanity) I've been looking for some new ways to store our puzzles. This is what I've come up with:
I bought a clear plastic tub and some mesh zippered laundry bags from our local dollar store. I then placed each puzzle in its own bag, zipped it up and stacked them in the bin.
This was easy to do and super cheap. And now our problems are solved! When K wants to play with his puzzles we just take all of the bags out of the bin. Since he can see which puzzle is in each bag it is easy for him to choose. And since all of the pieces are stored together we can do one puzzle at a time and easily clean it up before we start a new one.
And of course, when K decides to dump everything out of the bin so he can sit in it I don't need to rush to get those pieces picked up before they go missing. Instead, I can grab my camera and capture cute shots like these:
I love this so much that I'm now using the same technique to organize my felt board pieces. Hope I've given you some organizational inspiration today.