Game Storage Ideas

by Karen Bates
(last updated July 5, 2016)

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Keeping the different areas of your home organized can become a challenge. With so many different items in each room to keep neat, many people want to find quick and easy organization methods for the various areas of the home.

One thing you might not be sure how to organize is board games. Perhaps you keep them precariously stacked in your closet or stuck in a shelf, but they probably don't look very organized and, if kept this way, they can be annoying to deal with.

If you want your games to look organized, you will need to decide on a way to store them. You have many options, but some might work better for your situation than others. You need to take into account how much room you have to keep your games and where you will be storing them.

If you are ready to get your games organized, here are some ideas that can get you started with the process:

  • First of all, look through your games and think about which ones you actually like to play. Are any of these games just taking up space? If so, don't hesitate to give the game away or donate it to a thrift store. There's no reason to keep a game around if you don't even like it.
  • Look through your games one by one. Check to make sure the game still has all of its parts. If the game's parts are not properly put away, use small plastic baggies or little boxes to put them in so they don't get scattered or lost.
  • If you have a lot of board games, consider dedicating a whole closet, shelf, or set of drawers to storing your games. This helps them stay apart from other items and may prevent damage to games or missing parts.
  • Try stacking game boxes according to size. You might try starting with the largest box and stacking up to the smallest. Or you might prefer to sort the games by popularity. Either way, pick a method that will be easiest for you.
  • Get a bin that will fit under a bed or coffee table, and store your games here. This hides the games when you aren't using them, but still leaves them easily accessible.

It doesn't have to be difficult to organize and store your games. Spending just a few minutes making the game area look neater will help your home look better and will allow you to find games faster.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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2013-11-15 08:20:21

JJ

That's a clever idea! I just may try it. Thank you, Cindy.


2013-11-14 10:13:20

Cindy

I was laid off and was forced to downsize. Since we needed a sofa-side table, I refinished an old wooden end table that had a door. I stenciled and painted a chess board on top for checkers/chess then added several coats of clear protective coating. For extra protection, I purchased a fairly inexpensive piece of thin hard plastic, cut it to match flush with the table top, drilled holes in corners and screwed it in place. Now the games are easily accessible and the chess board is always ready. It turned out better than I expected and makes a great conversation piece too. Everybody asks where I found it. By making it a dual duty piece, I eliminated a second needed area and piece of furniture. Hope my idea helps you in your small space.


2013-11-14 07:46:25

JJ

I live in a fairly small apartment with limited room to store anything. Can anybody tell me what I can do with my games? I've got several.


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