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To ask how on earth do you store this type of toy?

(28 Posts)
strandedabroad Wed 02-Nov-16 21:57:45

I have a few. All the little pieces come off if I put it up like a book on a shelf (obviously!). Of course I can lay them flat, however I'm happy to hear any clever solutions!

blueturtle6 Wed 02-Nov-16 22:00:24

Lay them flat on inaccessible shelf so you don't spend half your life finding the pieces all over the flat......or is that just me?

BigPointyStick Wed 02-Nov-16 22:00:40

Clingfilm the bastard.

Bluebolt Wed 02-Nov-16 22:02:25

I have a disabled child so have loads I use clear document wallets, the same for jigsaws.

nut3lla Wed 02-Nov-16 22:02:31

Yep cling film it! grin

MrsNuckyThompson Wed 02-Nov-16 22:02:40

I keep the pieces in a clear plastic food bag and the board flat. We have a of of pieces kept together in a box and boards are stored separately.

PandasRock Wed 02-Nov-16 22:03:35

Flat on a shelf, and in document wallets for the inevitable time your child pulls out one from the middle of the stack, causing peg puzzle chaos as all the others come raining down too...

WhirlwindHugs Wed 02-Nov-16 22:03:36

I used to stack them on top of each other flat.

moobeana Wed 02-Nov-16 22:04:06

They are tough plastic wallets which don't rip and break. I put the jigsaw in and then zip it up. I add ribbon to the zip to make it easier for my 18 month old to open.

GlitteryFluff Wed 02-Nov-16 22:04:15

At the mo ours are in a box.
Everything is messed up so you can never find the pieces you want. You have to practically do all the puzzles at the same time to try to get all the pieces.

moobeana Wed 02-Nov-16 22:04:59

Amazon sell them!

Sax88 Wed 02-Nov-16 22:05:57

Sticky velcro patches holding them in.

PandasRock Wed 02-Nov-16 22:06:19

X-post, bluebolt grin

I have a disabled child too and have many, many peg puzzles.

strandedabroad Wed 02-Nov-16 22:08:46

Ooh moo, thanks, I'd just gone onto Amazon myself. So you actually want your toddler to get into them?! grin

NapQueen Wed 02-Nov-16 22:11:20

Ours go in a trofast drawer. All the loose pieces in the bottom to all of them then the flat boards on top.

We fit about 5 into a shallow trofast drawer.

Crunchymum Wed 02-Nov-16 22:11:31

Ours are in a drawer glittery but we have the same issue.

Kids want to do a puzzle but end up having to do 10 puzzles. Keeps them occupied. I love my puzzle drawer grin

DinosaursRoar Wed 02-Nov-16 22:12:26

I have always just used document wallets - this sort of thing - you can normally pick them up in pound shops/post offices/WH Smiths etc.

GlitteryFluff Wed 02-Nov-16 22:14:18

Love the Velcro dot idea.
Where can one purchase a tonne of them for a relatively cheap price?

bonzo77 Wed 02-Nov-16 22:15:51

In the bin. I keep them in the bin. Forever. Stupid bastard things.

Backingvocals Wed 02-Nov-16 22:34:53

Yep bin. Along with those dreadful jigsaws in books. Hate those bastards.

HughLauriesStubble Wed 02-Nov-16 23:17:53

Ours are in a large tupperware box all mixed up. I don't find it too much hassle that way tbh.

JosephineMaynard Wed 02-Nov-16 23:23:21

We use clear document wallets

Cakescakescakes Wed 02-Nov-16 23:29:35

I buy a metre of Velcro on eBay for about 1.50 inc postage and just snip it into pieces. Have seen the actual Velcro dots in Tesco before too but much pricier.

moobeana Thu 03-Nov-16 07:23:44

Yeah! It's a pretty good introduction to zips actually! I tried using the normal document wallets but they ripped / split etc and the zips often came off. I have just dug these out if our loft for DD2 and they are all still in one piece, working perfectly.

HeyOverHere Thu 03-Nov-16 16:40:13

A large ziplock, a small tote, or a short, flat plastic box with a latch-on lid.

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