I have a lot of video games, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. However, I am ashamed to admit that the sheer number of them used to end up piled up, laying around the house, and looking downright ugly. But things have changed, and I have invested time and energy into building some great video game storage that would keep them organized and looking good. Here’s some tips on what I’ve discovered.
For starters, you need to keep in mind that the games need to be kept protected from air and light, as both of these will ultimately cause damage to your games, if exposed long enough. To that end, I always make sure I keep my games in their cases when I’m not using them, and I never set the games or their cases anywhere that sunlight will pass over them. They’re too valuable to risk.
On the other hand, I like my games, and I wanted them set up so that I could show them off to my friends when they came over. I ultimately decided on a video game storage cabinet that would hold all my games. It would keep them set upright, similar to a bookshelf, so that I could arrange them however I wanted (alphabetical order, by console) and the cabinet itself would be closable, so that when I’m not using it there’s extra protection for my games from the air and light. And finally, the cabinet itself is set in the game room, which only has one window – and the cabinet is in a place where the sun never directly shines on it.
Overall, this has worked well for me, and I encourage you to look into a similar video game storage solution. By making sure your games are safe, you’re investing in their future value, which is never a bad idea.