Step into a typical living room or recreation room, and you’ll see video games strewn on the floor or haphazardly stacked onto an end table.
Storing video games correctly is a practical way to find the games and add to your room’s aesthetic. The good news is that creating storing solutions can be a fun project for the entire family.
Storage Authority understands the challenges of corralling and organizing video games, so we would like to share the following ideas so you can find a practical solution that works.
1. Transform a bookshelf.
Most families have robust media collections that include games, books, compact discs, DVDs, albums, etc. Instead of letting the games pile up on an end table or, worse, strewn on the floor, a better idea would be to display your collection on a bookshelf.
2. Use an attractive basket.
Baskets can add texture and color to any room and are an easy storage solution. They’re a stylish way to corral blankets, toys, or other living room accessories.
These trendy holders come in anything from wicker, seagrass, or bamboo. In addition to the various materials, they are offered in different styles and sizes, so you can easily blend the videos into your decor.
Use bright, bold colors for children’s rooms and neutral colors like gray or brown for the family room.
3. Reuse vintage suitcases.
Have you ever been to a thrift or antique store and come upon a vintage suitcase? Vintage suitcases bring us back to a different time and add retro appeal and character to any room. In addition to being a conversation piece, they offer a practical video game storage solution.
Stack the suitcases and store the games in them. This solution is ideal if you don’t play the games as often.
4. Use a disc binder.
Some game collectors keep the original packaging to resell the game, so they don’t want to lose the original case. Other gamers don’t care about keeping the case or not. Finding another room or area to store the case can free up valuable real estate in your living room if you want to keep the case. Gamers often keep the discs in a disc binder and store the cases elsewhere. Make sure to put the video discs back in place to avoid scratching.
5. Consider an ottoman.
Publicly displaying videos is often a charming way to showcase the games. Still, many homeowners prefer to put the games away out of sight. Ottomans often come in handy in this case, as you can store the videos and provide additional seating.
Many ottomans come with built-in storage, so if you have one, put it to use. If you don’t have one, you can find an affordable ottoman at any big box store, often one that matches your existing decor.
After you devise a solution that works for you, encourage your family members to put away the video games after each use.
At Storage Authority, we believe there is always a practical and easy storage solution, whether it is coming up with your own do-it-yourself solutions, or looking elsewhere, like using our storage units and moving products. We go a long way in providing peace of mind to our customers. Visit our website, contact us, or give us a call at 262-676-9464.