Step Into Our Board Game

May 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm 3 comments

If you haven’t played Candy Land since 1973, it’s time to say goodbye to Princess Lolly. 

 

If you’re holding on to games in hopes of passing them on, make sure the receivers (especially those under the age of 20) are interested. Board games today are unlike their pre-1991 counterparts (they’re digital, virtual and mostly take up space in the cyber-world only). 

And we believe board games are a lot like books – we hold on just in case we want to revisit.

But don’t get us wrong – we understand how a rousing game of Scrabble or Apples to Apples can be the highlight of a party (or, in Cheryl’s case, an entire social life).

Thus, storing them (within reason) is necessary.

It's an option ...

Board game boxes generally stack easily in entertainment units, closets and armoires. Carve out the space and remember to dust from time to time.  

Use Tupperware and plastic baggies to store miscellaneous pieces (i.e. dice, pencils, scorecards, pawns and those timers made with sand pebbles).

And remember, if the game hasn’t been played in over two years, it’s time to donate.

Everyone wins in the game of de-cluttering!!    

(We couldn’t resist.)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rachel  |  May 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for posting this!! I just threw out Twister (the box was falling apart and we haven’t played it in over 15 years) and a whole bunch of outdated games that have been stacked in our basement since the dawn of time. I needed this permission – my kids become so nostalgic when I’ve tried in the past. Any tips for detaching to the guilt? Rachel.

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  • 2. Edit My Closet  |  May 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Good to hear Rachel! Now you can use the space for other items (or keep it empty for future need). As for the guilt – we say let it go. It’s wonderful to have keepsakes, but how much sentiment can a board game evoke (besides memories of fun nights)? And if the games aren’t being used what’s their purpose? To act as pictures of fun nights 15 years ago? They’re way too bulky for that! Take pictures of the boxes and move onto fun nights in the present.

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  • 3. Step Into Our Tupperware «  |  November 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

    […] encourage those struggling with said clutter to reuse the containers for tiny miscellanea (board game pieces, tool related items, gift tags, buttons etc…) and upgrade to glass and stainless steel wherever […]

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