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Tabletop QOTD 2020-07-07


 
I put them in Banker's Boxes as best I can with some going into copy boxes if they're larger. It's not a great system but it works and keeps them mostly clean and free from getting crushed.
 
Bookshelves
I had to buy the gamestore's bookshelves when I bought the gamestore!
 
At the game store where I worked, we had some bookshelves which were like standard ones, but others that faced the product outward. I hated those because they tended to damage the books, even though they did display the covers.
 
Oh yeah - my gamestore just had billies from Ikea. But yeah, the outward facing bookshelves are not as good.
 
I don't even know where most of my stuff is. I don't even know what I have since moving from my house to an apartment. I got rid of a lot of things. I know that I gave away some.
 
 
Shelves. Lots and lots of shelves. Part of the reason we bought this house was a 25-foot wall backed onto the foundation, in a 'wide hallway': all we really could do with it is line it with shelves, and so we did. I call this the 'back library'.

Technical library is mostly in my office, with the stuff-I-don't-do-now in boxes in the storage room. RPG library is split between the back library, my office, and shelves in the bedroom (books move around depending what I'm currently reading or working on). Board games are mostly in the back library, with a bunch of 'look at this soon' in my office, latest-played probably still on the game table, and family favorites on a shelf upstairs.

... I really need to tidy this mess up.
 
RPG books are on a shelf in the office. Nearly all of our boardgames and card games are stacked (in a rather inelegant arrangement) onto one big bookcase in the den. (Exceptions are the games that have been moved to Broken Token boxes, which are on the partner bookcase to this one.)

We used to keep our games stored in a more space-efficient manner on shelves in the basement, but we found that "out of sight, out of mind" really held true for us, and we kept forgetting what we had. So we moved everything upstairs where we can see it.
 
Lots and lots of bookshelves. Like 15 of them in my game room.

I've got an article about how to sort your collection that people may enjoy. In it, I talk about how my shelves are organized

https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/boardgame-organization/
 
I don't own many boardgames and they all fit into the (i think it's called) cabinet under my TV in the living room.

As for RPGs, the ones I often take out and bring to conventions I have stored in a small briefcase together with pencils and erasers, dice and cards. The others I have in a bag in a closet. I used to keep them on my bookshelf, but last year we reorganized it and put away a lot of stuff to make room for books and comics.