Monday, June 24, 2013

Puzzle Storage

I buy most of my puzzles at the dollar store and I love them....they are cheap, pretty sturdy, and if you lose a piece, it's no big deal because they only cost you a dollar!  However, the boxes they come in are all different sizes, they are not sturdy, and they are a pain in the neck to onto my solution!

You know those plastic "to-go" containers you get from some restaurants?  (my favorite Chinese place uses them as delivery containers!)  I use these containers to store my puzzles.  I cut off a picture of the puzzle from the original box, tape it onto the lid of the "to-go" container, and put my puzzle pieces inside.  

These make for nice, neat storage, and most of my containers have lasted me a few years!  I store some puzzles in Tupperwares as well...same deal.  Just tape a picture of the puzzle on the lid, and good to go!

Next time I'm craving Chinese, I may just need to go buy some puzzles!


  1. Clever idea, Hailey. I have bunches I need to prepare like this!

    If you give a teacher a puzzle . . . .

    Here's an article I thought you might enjoy if you haven't already seen it.


  2. I put mine in zip-lock baggies and add a cut off picture of the box to the baggie. I color code the baggie with a sticker dot depending on number of pieces. Then I throw the baggies in a larger bin labeled with the dot. This cut way down on my storage. I like your idea, too.

  3. I've been thinking about doing something similiar with mine! Their boxes are getting so worn out!

    Creating & Teaching