Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How to Organize Video Game Systems and Accessories

Depending on the console you own and the entertainment unit or TV stand you have, there are different ways you could store the console. You could use an under-shelf wire basket which attaches by just slipping on to the shelf above it to create more space in a cabinet. If you currently have more than one system set up, they can be stacked using wire racks to separate the consoles, so they do not get over heated. These are sold to be used in kitchen cupboards.

Games in cases can be stored in DVD racks, or you can take them out of the cases and along with their instruction books, put them in a CD book/binder. Larger accessories such as Dance Dance Revolution mats or Guitar Hero guitars can be stored under the couch (if there is enough room) in plastic containers designer for under-bed storage.

Controllers can be coiled up and placed in a drawer or bin when not being used. This prevents people from tripping on them and dust collecting on and around them. Wireless controllers are a good option, if you think it will be difficult to get your family to wrap up the cords after use.

Cords can be controlled with zip cords, twist ties, or Velcro tie backs. Mad Catz makes a hub so that up to four systems can be hooked up to the TV at the same time. Also, each video game system company creates special carrying bags for their consoles that also have room for games and controllers. The consoles can’t stay in these bags while in use, but the accessories can. Take a look for these bags and other solutions at video game departments, in discount department stores, or at video game stores.

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