Simple Solution to Lego Mess Wins Home Organizers' 2004 Best New Home Product Award

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BOX4BLOX is a simple new invention from New Zealand that automatically sorts and stores LEGO blocks. Now made in the USA, BOX4BLOX was voted best New Home Organizing Product for 2004 by National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)at their recent national conference in Chicago.

“Why on earth has it taken someone so long to think of this?” was heard repeatedly as professional organizers tried out the BOX4BLOX, when it was introduced at the recent National Association of Professional Organizers’ (NAPO) Annual Conference & Organizing Expo in Chicago, Illinois.

With over 650 professional organizers weighing in on the decision, the BOX4BLOX, an ingenious new product that sorts and stores Lego, stole the show, winning the NAPO Organizers’ Choice Award for Best Home Organizing Product for 2004.

The BOX4BLOX offers a simple solution to a problem that has plagued parents and educators for years: how to keep large quantities of small blocks organized neatly so kids can experience the fun and creativity of building without having to dump the Lego all over the floor.

The BOX4BLOX is made up of four primary-colored plastic trays, each with a different sized grid in the bottom, and a lid. When assembled with the tray with the large grid on top, then the medium and small grid, with the solid tray at the bottom, it forms an attractive 103 inch cube that stores over 1600 Legos. When the assorted Lego is placed in the top tray, they automatically self-sort as they fall through the grids, so they end up in a tray with similar sized bricks. Pull the trays apart and the bricks are easily found from their individual tray, especially those hard to find tiny pieces that end up in the bottom tray.

BOX4BLOX is the invention of Simplastix Innovations; a New Zealand company owned and operated by Peter and Moira Botherway, themselves parents of four children. After its successful introduction on to the New Zealand market, the BOX4BLOX is now being manufactured in the United States, where the inventors are selling it exclusively on the Internet, via their web site,

Simplastix Innovations have teamed up with Clutter Free Living, Inc. to market this innovative product in America. Clutter Free Living, Inc., a professional organizing services company based in northern Illinois, introduced BOX4BLOX to professional organizers at the NAPO Conference.

Founded in 1985, The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is dedicated to developing, leading and promoting professional organizers and the organizing industry. NAPO currently has more than 2,000 members throughout the U.S. Past NAPO Organizers’ Choice Award winners include the Rubbermaid Sports Station and the Schulte Freedom Rail.

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