As we’ve all spent a lot more time at home, there’s a good chance that you’ve opened up the games cupboard and dusted off a few of your favourites. Whether you prefer classics like Snakes & Ladders and Monopoly or more modern games like Dungeons and Dragons, we’re certain that a lot of time has been spent playing board games in the past couple of months.
The games closet is one of the storage spaces in the home that can quickly get cluttered and messy. This can be very frustrating when you want to play Backgammon but can only find half of the pieces.
Here are five tips to help organise the games cupboard.
Stack boxes spine-forward
When organising your games cupboard, make sure that all of the boxes are neatly stacked with the spines facing forward. This will help you identify the game that you want to play at a glance, without unpacking the whole cupboard to find it.
Make sure all small pieces are grouped
When organising your games cupboard, make sure that you group all of the small pieces together and store them carefully in the correct box. You may want to invest in a few plastic sealable bags to make sure that they don’t get lost.
Adjust your shelves if possible
Often, there is wasted space in the games cupboard as the stacked games don’t fit on top of one another. Some shelves are adjustable which can be very useful if you need the extra space. Adjusting the shelf height is a very easy way to help you organise your games cupboard.
Get new, clear boxes
While some games are packaged in easily-identifiable boxes, there are others that come in packets, bags and other forms of packaging. Sometimes, the boxes break and there’s the risk of losing valuable pieces. Investing in new, clear plastic boxes is a great alternative to loose and broken packaging. Simply store the game and all of its pieces in the box and put a label on for easy identification.
Declutter incomplete or broken games
While organising your games cupboard, you may come across incomplete games and broken pieces. Use this opportunity to declutter and get rid of the games that you no longer use. You may find that some games take up a lot of valuable space, but that you don’t want to get rid of them. In this instance, self storage could be a useful alternative.
At Storage King, we have conveniently located storage units that offer a safe and secure space for your items. If you’re looking for clean and accessible space to use as an extension of your home, then call us at 0800 0852 954 or get a quick quote online.