A couple of years ago, my husband and I started a weekly family game night in hopes that it would help our kids get along better. It has been a huge success for our family! I often find my kids voluntarily playing games with each other! The downside to having so many games is that they can take up so much space! Have you ever noticed how much empty space every game box has?! I’ll teach you my trick to how I decreased my game storage space by 50%!
Get RID of the BOXES!
One trick that I learned a few years ago to consolidate space is to take everything out of the game boxes and throw the box away. That’s right – throw it away! Unless it is a game that has a million pieces, most likely it is taking up twice as much space as necessary.
I leave some of my games in their boxes depending on how many pieces the games have, and how much wasted space the box is taking up. In one of my cupboards, I have my game boards that are still in their boxes. In another cupboard, I have sorted them as follows.
Creating an Organized System
I bought these drawer sets a few years ago hoping to make our games more accessible, more organized and more visually appealing. I really love the uniformity of these drawers and it is super easy to take the entire drawer out of the unit when you are ready to play a particular game. Using these drawers maximizes the space in the cupboard and it makes much better use of your space!
When I was finished, my games looked neat and orderly and there was no question as to where each game went. This also makes it easier to teach your kids to put them away because each game as a home to go to! My kids aren’t always perfect at putting things back where they go. But they are so much better at it when things are clearly labeled.
The white bin in the upper right (in the photo above) is where I store all of my card games. Before I organized my card games, they used to fill up TWO of these white bins.
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