How to Store Jigsaw Puzzles

How to Store Jigsaw Puzzles

If you're new to puzzling and want to know how to store jigsaw puzzles, you've come to the right place!

Jigsaw puzzling is a fantastic pastime and depending on the size and or the difficulty of the puzzle, it can take up many hours, days or even weeks to complete one. So, what do you do when you've finished puzzling for the day but your puzzle isn't yet complete? Fear not! Here are our handy tips on how to store jigsaw puzzles that aren't yet finished.

Store your jigsaw puzzles with a roll mat

Roll mats are a super handy way to store in-complete jigsaw puzzles. Piece together your jigsaw puzzle on the mat, and when you're done for the day, simply roll it up and store it away! With the use of the inflatable tube, your half completed puzzle will stay in tact and safe when rolled up and can be stored away until you're ready to start again! This will save dinner table or floor space and leave you safe in the knowledge that your puzzle pieces are stored away where pets and people can't touch it!

Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Mat

Use a puzzle board or portapuzzle to store your jigsaw puzzle

The portapuzzle and puzzle board is a fantastic way to transport your puzzle around. This means you can save space and keep your puzzle safe at the same time. Starting piecing your puzzle on the board and when you're ready to stop, you can simply fold it away and store it somewhere safe. The thin design of the portapuzzle means you can tuck it away neatly behind cupboards or under the bed.

Portapuzzle - How to store jigsaw puzzles

Don't store - Designate a table for jigsaw puzzling and crafts

If you don't have accessories to help you, why not designate some table top space to jigsaw puzzling and craft? This will mean you have an area just for puzzling and other activities. This may even encourage you to spend more time on activities, such as jigsaw puzzling, which is fantastic for the brain and is a wonderful way to relax. It may also encourage the family to join in too. There's no harm in not storing your puzzle away, as long as you have somewhere to put the puzzle pieces in to keep them safe so they don't go missing!

Jigsaw puzzle on a table

Keep the puzzle pieces in sorting trays

To organise your puzzle pieces, jigsaw puzzle sorting trays are the answer! These can help you sort the edge pieces, certain colours and defining characters or features in the the puzzle design. These will also help you keep the pieces safe, as we all know how easily puzzle pieces can go walkabout! Many sorting trays are stack-able too, which can help you save space.


Use the lid of the box to keep the pieces safe

Our final tip, why not just use the box to store and organise puzzle pieces? This is very useful for organising edge pieces or separating colours in to areas, while leaving you space on the table to assemble it. 

Jigsaw Puzzle Lid Sorting

Jigsaw puzzling is an excellent pastime and can be wonderful for anxiety, stress and relaxing the brain! See our blog 'Are Jigsaw Puzzles Good for Mental Health' to find out more.

Here are All Jigsaw Puzzles, we have 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from a whole range of jigsaw puzzle suppliers, from Ravensburger jigsawsJumbo Jigsaw Puzzles and Gibsons jigsaw puzzles too!  

And why not take a look at our jigsaw puzzles accessories for storing jigsaw puzzles? 

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