Organizing your board games can be frustrating. With all the different size boxes and games with no boxes, it is no wonder we never organize this area. My kids are big fans of board games. But, I prefer not to spend a lot of time and money organizing them. It can get expensive for an area that continually gets pulled apart and reassembled. So, below is everything you need to know to help you get those board game organized for good without breaking the bank.
I share products I found on Amazon(affiliate) that will help keep your game pieces together and then discuss the different places to store these board games. But, not all these storage solutions will work when you are "on the go," so I added a section for "on-the-go" storage solutions as well. I hope this post gives you several options to remove the clutter in your gaming space.
What products can I use to keep game pieces together?
- Stand the board games on their side. Tie the box with ribbon or extra large rubber bands. These rubber bands are 6 inches wide and can be used to wrap around board games to keep the stuff inside. Note: if the box is in bad shape, you may want to try transferring them into something else instead.
- Use a sweater holder that hangs on a closet rod. If you have space in your closet, you can use one of these I found on Amazon.
- Use plastic folders with lids that tie to hold loose pieces of a broken box game. Look for an expandable folder with a button or string or Velcro. Click the image below to get more details.
- Pan metal rack help to keep boxes closed and upright. Check out this one below from Amazon. This adjustable rack will keep all your games upright.
- Use large containers with lids to easily slide out the bin for access in a kids closet. Click on the images below to purchase a six pack of these bins on Amazon.
- Plastic scrapbook containers with lids. These bins work great for larger games with a lot of little pieces.
- Large and expandable Ziplock gallon bags. They work great for cards and other smaller items. You can also stand them up in an open bin for easy access.
What storage unit works to store board games?
- Customizing a cabinet like Ikea BESTA cabinets. Customizable to any size you want and is only limited to your imagination.
- Use tall bookshelves that are deeper than 12 inches. The shallow bookshelves may not work for all board games. So, going with bookshelves closer to 14 to 16 inches hold more of the board game boxes.
- Coffee Table with Storage. It's nice to have games right near you if you play games often.
- Ottoman storage bin. We like to place games that are no bigger than 12 x 12 inches in size.
- Hall closet. Storing games on a top shelf or in a bin on the floor allows you extra room for other things.
- Cube bookshelves. Correctly sized bins will hide the games but placing them in these cubbies directly will allow everyone to view all the games at once.
What storage container to use when on the go?
- Shoe boxes: Use for card games and other smaller on the go board games works nicely in these bins. Storing one shoe box in the car with games kids will limit their screen time in the car.
- Storage bags to hold games. These bags below have several compartments to keep different size games. It's great for college students because the bags are contained and organized. These days, teens are fans of group card games. These items allow them to bring over several games at once without being scared they will lose pieces. Click on the images to view the details about these products.
Well, there you have it. I hope these tips and products inspire you to organize your board games. Please leave a comment below on how you organize your games. I would love to hear from you.
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