Toydozer Makes Cleanup Time More Fun

 

I don’t know about you, but in my house, there are about 1,254,215 tiny pieces of plastic.

My two little boys have amassed quite a LEGO collection over their few years and they all manage to make their way to the floor of our dining-room-turned-toy-room.  All at once.

After a few days of this I get so fed up with asking them to clean up, having them say “But we’re still playing with them!” and NOT cleaning them up that I will just clean them up myself.  That is ending.  I do not have enough time in the day to shoehorn in cleaning up their toys when they are perfectly capable of doing it themselves.

Enter the Toydozer.

It’s not the imaginary LEGO vacuum cleaner that sucks up LEGOs and automatically sorts them into little bins by color, size, and type that I want someone to invent, but it’s a step in the right direction.

There is a scoop and a gatherer, which works like the blade of a bulldozer.  You just scrape the tiny toys into the scoop, dump into your bin, (over and over and OVER in our case) and then cleanup is done!  The boys even have fun with it:

 

 

A very thoughtful and convenient feature of the Toy Dozer is that the scoop and the gatherer are reunited by Velcro attachments so that you can store them together and easily detach for use.  We stuck ours in the corner for the next cleanup time.

My husband the engineer noticed a small design problem that makes the tiniest of the tiny toys sneak by the Toy Dozer’s process:

 

The flat edge of the scoop is curve just the slightest bit – which creates a gap between the scoop and the surface you are trying to clean:

Here he is pointing out that a plastic “rib” such as the one found on the flat edge of the gatherer would be a helpful part of the scoop so that this problem can be avoided.  You’re welcome, Toydozer makers.

The Toy Dozer sells online for $18.99, which is a bit high considering you can do the same thing with a dustpan and hand brush, but this is colorful and fun for the kids – they actually enjoyed cleaning up.  And I will admit it…so did I.

You can get 20% by using the code BLOGGER20.  We received a box of three to facilitate this review.