Maximize your cupboard space and get rid of worn boxes once and for all with these simple Board Game Storage and Organization tips!
This post is sponsored by Cricut. I’ll show you how to use the Cricut Joy and my favorite Smart Materials™ to take your cluttered space from MESSY to MAGNIFICENT!
We keep a cupboard in our family room stocked with board games and card games that we can grab easily and be ready to play. The cupboard is filled with games that we’ve collected over the years – some favorites, some classics, and some we bought with higher hopes that ended up not being that fun!
As much as I love having a game cupboard that is easily accessible, this particular cupboard definitely lacked in the organization department. It was packed so full that you couldn’t see what boxes were in the back without pulling out every box in the front!
And speaking of boxes, you could definitely tell which games were well-loved, as most of the boxes of our family favorite games were falling apart!
In an effort to fix all of these issues, I set out to organize this cupboard once and for all… and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
I basically went from this huge stack of games (the size of my 7-year-old!) to this compact size of plastic boxes that are durable, space-saving, and pretty too!
Here’s how I did it –
Game Storage Cupboard Organization
YOU WILL NEED –
- Cricut Joy – I use this for all my labeling + organization projects! Cricut’s machines + materials are so easy to use!
- smart label writeable vinyl– I used white
- Cricut Joy Permanent Markers – I used a variety of colors
- toolset – I used the weeding tool and scissors
- Cricut Portable Trimmer
- 8.5″ x 11″ plastic cases*
- card game holder
PURGE. Don’t store unused and unwanted games! Donate them to Goodwill and keep only what you love to play!
I had a good amount of games that we never play anymore. It felt good getting rid of those items that took up so much space!
RE-PACKAGE. Put all your board games and card games into their new plastic homes. Make sure your plastic boxes fit in your closet/cupboard/shelf, and if they don’t purge some more!
I kept only what fit in my cupboard. If we add more games to our collection in the future (which, I am sure we will!) I will have to decide what game to replace it with so I don’t have an over-flowing game cabinet!
LABEL. Make the labels for your boxes by designing your text in Design Space. I used the font Birthday Bash.
When you’re ready, load your machine with the Label Vinyl and marker, then let the machine make all your labels!
Cut out the labels with your trimmer to make sure each cut is nice and straight, then apply the labels to your new game boxes.
… and you’re done!!
Now when our family is ready to play a game, it doesn’t take forever to find the game we want! No more boxes falling out of the cupboard or stuffing things back in once we’re finished playing!
Such a good before and after, right?
Do you have any great Board Game Storage ideas? Leave me a comment in the section below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!