Favorite Game Closet Organizers

by Kelsey Norwood

in Organization

favorite game closet containers

I’m a container person. And I love these two, particularly for game closet stuff. You know, like games. And stuff.

small toy storage container

My first favorite is probably first because it’s $1. And it has a flip top lid, which means the lid never gets lost! I love flip top lids.

I’ve been buying a few of these almost every time I go to Walmart lately cause, well, they’re only $1, and I keep finding more things to put in them!

best school supply storage container

We store all kinds of stuff in these containers – all our school manipulatives (buttons, shapes, counting cubes, alphabet beads), playing cards, Memory games, marbles, matchbox cars, little building sets, LEGOs, Megabloks, everything! Square is really efficient and they stack so nice. They fit just so neatly on my shelves.

best board game containers

My second favorite is the IRIS 12×12 scrapbook case. I got these from Michael’s a few weeks ago for $3. They’re regularly $9 each and I’m kicking myself I didn’t get a dozen. I only got four. What was I thinking?!?

how to store board games

I’m loving this size for board games – we have several whose boxes have been destroyed and I love the look of uniform containers in a game closet anyway. I’d like to chuck all the original game boxes and transition to this kind so they’re all the same but I just can’t do it! I have some sort of emotional dependence on those original boxes, I just can’t get rid of them. Yet.

game closet organization tips

I love clear plastic boxes. Some day that will be all you see in my game closet. Just as soon as I can give up the old boxes…

Do you have a favorite container? Share!!


1 Lorie August 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Oh! Now I am going to go see if all of our games fit in those 12×12 Iris boxes!! And then I will have to stalk everyplace that sells them and wait for them to go on sale!!!!!!

2 A.J. Dub (Amy) August 9, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Container store has (had?) plastic boxes made specifically for games, so that the long narrow board games will fit in them. I wish I had grabbed them when I saw them. I am sure they are pricey relative to Michael’s deals, but sometimes it is worth it.
I have some of our card games like Uno in tins I got from Oriental Trading Co. the scrapbook area).

3 Sue D September 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

Great ideas for toy/game storage. I used a rolling cart with drawers for our many Legos.

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