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Organizing Video Games

Have you noticed how it seems like there are constantly more and more video games around these days? They may be for the computer or for some other system, but you can't really go into any store these days without seeing some kind of video game for sale. With the popularity of these items, it only makes sense that you may need a little help in organizing video games around your home. While it may take a little bit of time and effort initially, organizing video games is a necessity if you want to have an organized and neat home.

  1. Decide on a method. Before you can begin organizing your video games, you need to decide on a both a method and a place that you will be storing the video games. For example, will you be storing the video games in their individual cases on a rack? Or will you be storing them in one large CD book? Will you be organizing them according to genre, name, release date, or even by your personal favorites?
  2. Collect everything. Go around your entire home, and begin to collect every video game that you have. It is easier to organize your video games when you have them all in one central location. If you are going to be storing the video games in a CD rack then collect the games into the room that has the rack, otherwise take all the CDs into a room with a table.
  3. Separate and check all your games. Begin separating the video games into separate piles, based off of your criteria. As you are separating the games, take the time to ensure that you have the correct game in the correct game case. Look at the game discs themselves and make sure that they are in good working condition, as well as taking a look to see if you still want the video game. After a while, some video games do not hold the same appeal that they used to, so if you no longer want them then dispose of them, donate them, or even trade them in for credit for new video games.
  4. Begin organizing. Start organizing your collection according to the method that you have chosen. Personally, I like to utilize a CD book method as it takes less room. If you use a method such as this though, you will need to decide on what to do with the player manuals. Best bet would be to use a three ring binder, or something similar, and hold them all in one location.
  5. Maintain your system. After you have finished organizing your video games, you need to maintain the system. No organizational method is going to work without you working at it, and this included video games to. When you purchase a new video game place it in the appropriate location, and when you are finished playing a game be sure that you put it away.
 

Comments for this tip:

Cassie    10 Jun 2014, 08:05
Would it be of too much trouble to tell your readers what, by chance, is the CD book method? Maybe I'm just too young to understand but it would help future readers.

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