April 08, 2021

Board Game Storage

I'm actually not going to write a post today--I have been feeling really crappy all day. I really hope I'm not getting sick! I had zero energy today and I spent most of the day reading my April pick for the Friends read-athon. I'm about halfway done with it and it's good! I got really nauseous this afternoon for no reason that I could think of (and no, I'm not pregnant). Hopefully, I'll feel better tomorrow.

Anyway, I'm curious--if you're into board games, where do you store them? I really don't like them to be visible, so I want to put them in a cabinet or something. The problem is, I don't really have much room to work with. This has been driving me crazy for months.

My original plan for the living room was to build a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center with lots of storage for board games. However, lumber is so insanely expensive right now that I couldn't justify spending that much. Instead, I bought the TV console and coffee table on Facebook Marketplace and refinished that. I LOVE how it turned out, but there isn't storage for board games.

So, I guess I'm just asking if any of you have a creative way of storing board games. We don't have an attic or a basement. Until I got the TV console, I had the games on a (cheap) shelf, which was overflowing. You can see it below, but after I took this picture, we'd gotten several more games while going through a board game phase (we've been playing a lot in lockdown!). There wasn't room for any more.

Now, they are crammed in a bathroom cabinet because I have nowhere else to put them! The nice weather is making me want to "spring clean" and organize--well, until today, when I felt like garbage all day--so I'm moving things around.

Well, I'm going to try to go to bed now. And hopefully I'll wake up feeling better.


  1. We store some in cube storage cupboard 'bins'.
    If you look up 'Foldable Cube Storage Bin' on Amazon you can see the fabric open top boxes that go into open shelves, so less wood and you can't see what's in them. We have some in a corner of our kitchen.

  2. I hope you feel better! We have ours in a supply closet downstairs. Which I suppose isn't much help to you! Lol but we got lucky in a strange way with our house I guess; there are literally SO MANY closets. The people who built this house really liked to store things I think ;) Do you have one of those coffee tables or ottomans maybe that lift up for storage underneath? Just a thought!!

  3. We used to keep ours in a vintage wooden toy chest that also served as a coffee table/chair. We have since ran out of room in the toy chest and moved them to a coat closet, but it was kinda fun to have them in there when they fit!

  4. What about large, under-bed Rubbermade containers with wheels? Out of sight, but not too far, like the garage. I was going to suggest the garage, but I wonder if then your family wouldn't play as much? However, your garage is finished nicely...

  5. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well, Katie. Hopefully, this will be short-lived and you'll be better very soon.

    Here's an idea for reducing the board game footprint from another blog I follow. It might make a fun project. https://www.epbot.com/2019/06/craft-time-turn-your-board-games-into.html

    1. That looks amazing. I'm too lazy for that much work but amazing!


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