Puzzle Organization Hack Before Photo

Puzzles, Puzzles Everywhere!

Hi There!

How was your holiday season?? I swear, we started preparing in November and it flew by in such a flash. It was truly when we took the last of the decorations down – and now it’s FEBRUARY! Did I mention that next year I think we should start decorating in October? ๐Ÿ™‚

The holiday season brought TONS of gifts for my littles! One of Aubrey’s favorite gifts this year were these Disneyรข s PJ Masks – 8-Pack Puzzle Box (those seem to be sold out, but here is a similar Paw Patrol Puzzle 12 pack!) from her Auntie and Uncle. They are PERFECT for her age! The package comes with 8 different 24 piece puzzles, so she has plenty to choose from! Oh the joy on her face when she put the whole thing together on her own…it was priceless and a super proud moment because I LOVE puzzles! Maybe some day I’ll have a little buddy along side me ๐Ÿ™‚

PUZZLE ORGANIZATION HACK!

You may be saying 8 puzzles!? 8???? How will you keep those together? More importantly, how will you know which pieces belong to which puzzle? Don’t fret, my friend, I’ve got this covered! I’m here to show you a little puzzle organization hack I thought of while picking them up in the playroom the other day. Gather your materials (which are super easy and you may already have on hand) and let’s get organizing…

For this particular package of Disneyรข s PJ Masks – 8-Pack Puzzle Box (or this similar Paw Patrol Puzzle which I may have to get for Valentine’s Day!) I used a Sharpie permanent black marker, 2 gallon size zipper storage bags and 6 quart size storage bags – that’s all! You may need more or less depending on the size and quantities of the puzzles you’re organizing ๐Ÿ˜Š!

First of all, separate your puzzles to make sure your pieces are all together – ours definitely weren’t! Next, I put the puzzles together. If you do this right out of the box it’ll save some time for sure and you won’t have to put the puzzle together – it probably took me an hour in total to get things in order. Here is what it looked like before, it isn’t pretty!

Once your puzzles are together, flip them over – you’re going to want to mark them up on the cardboard, or blank, side (or just turn each piece over one by one – I figured that out after the first puzzle ๐Ÿ˜’).

You’re going to mark each bag and puzzle uniquely so you know which is which – I chose capital letters starting with A. However, one thing I noted after I did this was my capital “I” happened to look like a capital “H” when I wrote it out – next time I’ll use numbers.

Once you’re done, break down the puzzle and store in the bags. That’s it! No messy, worn boxes flopping all over the place, just plain and simple (and cheap!) organization!

BEFORE & AFTER ORGANIZATION

Here’s my before and after! I’m keeping the bags in a little fabric cube I picked up at Target. You can find the same one we are using here – it’s inexpensive and adorable!

It fits super nicely on our new playroom organization furniture too! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have organized all our little loose end puzzles! Aubrey really likes it, too! Do you have any tips for organizing your puzzles or playroom space? Please comment below – I love great organization ideas!

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