This was our puzzle mess the other day. Hidden away in a closet. This is also after having purged our puzzle collection- passing some down to the boys’ younger cousins.
So I was on Pinterest one day and found a couple cool ideas for re-organizing our puzzles. One idea was pretty and colorful but was size-limited and would have cost a little money. The other idea was ziplock bags and I already had those on hand! Some of our puzzles are the large floor type.
So I pulled out my Hefty School bags. I got these somewhere for $1 I think and I can’t remember where. I don’t usually notice them at the store so I don’t even know if you can still buy them, anyone? You could try the Hefty Gallon Size if needed. For my smaller puzzles I used the Hefty quart-sized Food Storage Bag .
And then I filled a basket I already had on hand!
This basket sits beside our homeschooling 9-cube organizer shelf we bought from Target. You can find where I got the Cleveland Indians storage baskets here.
And that’s it!
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Aren’t ziplocking bags wonderful! Thanks for all your comments, Toni 😉
puzzles have always been a source of anxiety for me whether it’s putting them together or storing them. The plastic bags are a great idea. Thanks.
I took the picture of the puzzle from the box for the small ones too. They fit into the bags just fine!
Visiting from a link up (can’t remember which one now!!), and I’ve started doing this with puzzles too. I hate it when the boxes start to look shabby. You could cut the front off and put it in the bag too so the kids have a visual.
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