Looking for tips to organize board games and save on space? I have some great ideas to help!
Learning how to organize board games has been on my list of organization problems because the games were having many issues. First, some of the boxes were torn which meant the pieces fell out frequently. Second, the games were taking up way too much space! Since this week we are focusing on closets in our decluttering challenge, I decided to get the board games organized!
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How to Organize Board Games
First, take a minute and go through all of the games you have.
As with all organizing projects, it is smart to go through things before you start organizing. Remove any games that you no longer use or are missing pieces.
Decide on your organizational system.
There are many different ways you can organize the games. Take a minute to consider your space and determine what would work best for you. Two ideas that I loved are using a hanging shelf and using bags to organize the games.
Use a hanging shelf.
I love the idea of storing the games on a hanging shelf. However, this will not work well with board games that have longer boxes. If you have a closet that this would work well in, it would be a great option though!
Use bags to organize.
Originally, I saw this idea here and loved it. The main reasons I love this and choose this organization idea is:
- To save space– our house is small and I wanted an option that would contain things well.
- To be neater- many of our boxes were broken and falling apart. Storing the games in bags, keeps everything neat and together.
Steps to setting up this system for board games:
I ordered these bags and am using a fabric cube. I would suggest also ordering some longer bags to contain the longer board games. All of my home organization favorites are in my Amazon store! (I am an affiliate, so I do receive a small commission. The price is the same for you and by using my links, I am able to support this space online.)
Empty the contents of the board game and place inside of a zipper pouch bag. Cut the board game name off of the box so you can tape this to the front of the bag. This way you can easily know which game is in the bag.
Store the bags. I love how everything can fit in bins and there are no more odd shapes or broken boxes!
This system has been a great fit for our small house! What do you do with board games?
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CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE CLEAR THE CLUTTER SERIES
- How to Declutter the Kitchen (Week 1)
- Then, How to Declutter the Living Room (Week 2)
- How to Organize a Small Master Bedroom (Week 3)
- How to Organize a Small Bathroom (Week 4)
- Learn How to Eliminate Paper Clutter (Week 5)
- Tips to Keep Your Kids’ Rooms Organized (Week 6)