I have recently sorted my LEGO pieces so I thought I'd post what I did.
About this creation
On New Year's Eve, I started to sort my LEGO pieces by part. I finished on January 2nd. I was expecting it to take longer because I have 18000 LEGO pieces, but I did it during Christmas break so I could work on it most of the day. I have really enjoyed having my pieces sorted by part because it has been really easy to find pieces while building MOCs. In my new bedroom at my new house, I have two closets. I used one of my closets for my LEGO collection, as you can see in the main picture. My brother wasn't using his old bookshelf so I got it for my LEGO collection. Besides all of my pieces, I also keep my LEGO instructions, LEGO Club and Brickmaster magazines, Bionicle books, Bionicle comics, and my Bionicle canisters in this same closet so most of my LEGO collection is all in one place.
Wheels, steering wheels, wheel axles, and windshields
All the different kinds of wedge pieces
Drawers with small pieces in them
Specialty 1x2 plates
1x1 round pieces
Box with small parts (mostly Technic parts) such as gears, pins, Technic connectors, and rods
One piece Bionicles from McDonald's that I got 5 or 6 years ago (I don't know what I'm ever going to use these for).
LEGO Shop at Home Magazines
LEGO Club Magazines, LEGO Brickmaster magazines, and Bionicle comics
LEGO canisters: Bionicle, Dinosaurs, Knight's Kingdom, and Racers
I am very happy with how my LEGO pieces are sorted. I only spent about $25 on storage. All of the smaller boxes which make up the majority of what I bought were only $1 each so that wasn't that bad. I am going to build a lot more often now that my LEGO pieces are sorted.
If you want to see what my LEGO collection originally looked like, you can look here .
OH, the places you'll go!!! Congratulations on "officially" entering the true Lego OCD world. I envy you at this stage because you will now walk through stores with the new mantra "Hey, that would make a great storage bin for my -insert specific Lego piece here-." I personally have spent a whole lot more money on storage solutions that satisfy encapsulating my over 200,000 piece collection, but I have found the best investment to be a large desk where I can spread out ideas and WIPs. Good luck in the future, It kind of gets expensive. ;)
Wow, sorted by parts. That's quite an impressive feat! I'd never have the patients to do that, mostly because I'd be loathed to put them all back in the right bins after disassembling the creation. Color will have to do for me. :)
great sorting! it s close to mine, except after function, I separate colors too, ex; plates, all grey more than 1 wide in a case, all basic plates colors in a case, all white and black, in a case, same for bricks, look at my collectors tip post for further sorting refinement, or, my cyberlab in my collection file [coop] great lego conceptors start by having a sorting system, you re on! you have a much better collection that I tought, bravo kayla!