Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Resourceful Project - Washing the Lego Bin

A couple months ago one of the kids knocked my mug of coffee into our Lego bin.  After a few weeks I thought I should try to figure out how to clean up that mess, so I starting systematically cleaning the Legos in a lingerie bag in the dishwasher. 

Here's my bin when it was nearly empty.  I realized as I got down to the bottom that an occasional wash might be a good idea just because of all the gunk I saw had collected.  And NOT just due to the spilled coffee.  Ewww.

I used a laundry bag for the Legos in the top rack of the dishwasher.  Initially I had the kids fill the bag every day, but after a mishap with crayons melting onto clean dishes I decided to fill the bag myself.  Incidentally, it takes way more time to clean crayon wax off dishes than to fill a bag with Legos. 
I dumped each batch of clean Legos into another bin while I slowly emptied the regular bin.

It was really satisfying to see this sparkling bin though.  And nice to finally put the Legos back in their home!
Love, Katie 

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