If your house is anything like mine, the days after CHRISTmas look like a toy store. My family is big on presents and while Lee and I try to keep the craziness under control, there really is no use since our parents spoil our kids rotten. Since I can't handle mess and disorder, I have systems for toy organization. I thought that I would do a series on toy organization.
Here is Installment #1 - Board Games & Puzzles:
As soon as I open a board game, I check to make sure it has all of the parts.
Then I put the game together to make sure it is all there.
Then I put all of the pieces into different baggies (ie game pieces in one baggie, money in one baggie, etc).
I put rubberbands around the cards.
I like to put all of the little baggies and cards into a bigger resealable bag.
I put everything back into the box.
We have a chest for all of our games and I put all the adult games on one side and all of the kid games on the other. I put like-sized games together to save space.
When we play a game, we always clean it up the way we found it so that no pieces get lost.
For puzzles, we put all the puzzle pieces into a ziploc bag and then put it in the box. That way if the lid was to fall off, we don't lose any pieces.
Hope this helps!