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Also, you may want to check out this post for a DIY LEGO room: http://thebrickblogger.com/2013/08/building-a-lego-room/
In fact, I have a whole series of articles on the topic of sorting/storing/displaying LEGO that you can find here:
TheBrickBlogger is my own blog and you are welcome to reference it in your presentation.
@dneul -- would you be able to share a recording of your presentation, or slides if you have them?
Hah. I've seen toy stores with less inventory! Nice work.
Personally I prefer the "piece" approach because it's a lot easier to find, for example, a Red 2x4 brick in a container of all different colored 2x4 bricks, than it is to find a Red 2x4 brick in a sea of assorted red pieces...
Small Items (like 1x1 Round Plates) - we currently have 3 of these in use: http://www.joann.com/jewelry-bead-organizer-9-1-2inx6-3-8inx1-1-8in/8234916.html#start=5
Medium To Largish Plates (Basically like 4X4 up To 16X16) - we currently have 1 of these in use: http://www.joann.com/iris-photo-keeper/9531211.html#start=13
Everything else (bricks, car parts, doors, mini figures, etc) - we currently have 3 of these in use: http://www.lowes.com/pd_297215-61896-297215_0__?productId=4480617&Ntt=kobalt+14&pl=1&currentURL=?Ntt=kobalt+14&facetInfo=
I know these aren't direct pictures of our personal collection... but hope this helps you out (or anyone else who may need inspiration... LOL)!!