The fundamentals of organization of Legos are no different than for any area of the home. Follow the tried and true process: Sort, Purge, Containerize, Maintain. However, it gets complex because sorting Legos is no small feat and there is no one way to sort them. All kids play with Legos a bit differently. Depending on age, personality or the number of kids playing at once, they may search by color, size or type of piece (or a combination of things). Some people love to sort by color and this method works well when you like to build and rebuild your sets. It makes searching for the right piece a bit easier when you are looking for one color. Others will sort by size and this work well when your child (like my 5 year old) wants to build his own creations and he needs certain types of pieces but doesn’t care about the color. Still some keep the kits together and separated from the general building bricks.
However you decide to sort the Legos, it takes patience to keep them that way, and it takes the participation of the Lego user. You will also need creative ways to store them. Here are a few of my favorites: