Soon we had little ones who have toys like these:
so we needed additional help.
An idea to keep those small magnets from playing hide and seek under your refrigerator or from completely taking over your largest "photo album," try this.
Put all the pieces on a cookie sheet like this:
When not is use, put the cookie sheet in a nearby cabinet. It's slim shape will store nicely on top of whatever nicely organized chaos you keep in your cabinets (ours goes in the "tupperware" cabinet...oh boy, there's a reason for a WFMW post, help anyone?)
The only trick might be convincing your children to put them back on the sheet each time, but practice makes perfect, or at least something relatively close.
Hope this helps someone out there. For more great ideas, visit Shannon!