Organization: Board Game Storage

I have to admit that although most of my house is organized, the closet where the board games are stored is the lowest of the low on my cleaning list. I recently contemplating throwing out every single board game just to get rid of the mess. But my kids love to play the games so I knew tossing them was not a serious option.  I also knew that just putting the pieces back in the correct boxes (again) would not be a permanent solution. When my children were younger they managed to step on and break every single box.  At best, the pieces sneak out of the broken box edges. At worst the pile of broken boxes just topples off the shelf.

My favorite solution is one that was featured on Design Dazzle in 2010: use them as art but double as a storage space.  Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is the mastermind behind these clever art pieces.
The back of the board stores all the board pieces in a ziploc bag.
Another idea for framing board games.  This organizer used IKEA frames and wrapping paper as the border to the board games. Her family takes the board game off the wall and plays directly on it.

More Monopoly-related repurposing: Here&#8217;s a simple tutorial that explains how to turn game boards into boxes.<br /><br /><br /><br />How-to / DIY details: ReadyMade

How neat is this? An old game board can be repurposed to make a great looking box. The one in the picture is being used as a jewelry box but I think this box would be perfect for storing game pieces!  Tutorial can be found here.

Board games or card games transferred to small storage boxes makes for nice stack able piles in the closet. Idea and image from here.

game pieces organized in plastic storage drawers

Missing too many pieces? Board all scratched up? You could make a whole new game using Free Printable Board  Game Templates.

Although this isn’t a way to organize a board game, this is a fun idea we featured a few years ago: how to make a game board picture frame. It certainly is a unique way to use a game board.

Game Table with Reversible Game-Board

 Or ditch the boxes completely and incorporate a game table in your room. Some game tables come with reversible game boards plus drawers for storage.

Tray Game Table and End Table

Posted on January 8, 2013
Categories: diy tutorials & creative ideas, organization/storage, repurposing, room decor

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  1. Kathy C. says:
    January 8, 2013

    Very cute!! I love the idea of hanging the boards like art… creative!

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