5 Steps to help you Organize Your Game Closet

5 Steps to help you Organize Your Game ClosetWhen was the last time you had a family game night in your house?  Maybe it’s been a while because your game closet is overflowing and out of control.

Don’t let disorganization hold you back from quality family time.  Take back family game night!

Here are 5 steps to help you tame even the most out of control game cabinet.

Step 1: Take everything out of the closet and wipe down the shelves.

Giving yourself a fresh slate is important so that you know that there aren’t any random game pieces hidden behind boxes on the shelves.

Step 2: Evaluate which games you should keep, which ones you should toss, and which ones you should donate.

Ask yourself these questions:

Is the game missing any pieces?

Is the game age-appropriate for your family’s current needs?

Does your family find the game enjoyable?

If you no longer enjoy the game, but it is not missing any pieces, donate the game to someone who would use it.  If the game is missing pieces, you can try and reuse some of the pieces that are left.  (Monopoly money makes great “play money” for toddlers, and you don’t want to toss out dice or other reusable pieces.)

Step 3:  Organize the games that you are keeping.

Over time, the boxes for card board games can tear and bust open.  Pinterest has tons of great ideas for game storage boxes that are a little more resilient.  You can use index card file boxes or travel soapboxes to hold card games together, or you can use small plastic drawer sets to hold board games.   Ditching the boxes means that you can get to any game without having to dig through a tall, unstable stack of board games.

Step 4: Label the games.

If you are using a plastic drawer set for your board games, you can print some bright labels, or just cut out part of the original box and tape it inside the front of the drawer so you can see at a glance what is inside.

Step 5: Family game night.

The last step is the best one.  Now that your game cabinet is clean and organized, you can relax around the dining room table and play some board games!

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Do you have a great game closet organizational tip?  Leave us a comment to let us know!