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    • Card Game Simple Storage Idea

      Card Storage Idea Keeping card games in good shape isn't always easy. When the kids are in hurry, it doesn't take long for cards to get bent whilst being crammed into a drawer, or lost along the way. Here is a very simple, dirt cheap organization trick for keeping card games in top condition . . .
      Store them in a clean plastic soap travel box. These are boxes are available at dollar stores (usually 3/$1.) as well as in the health and beauty sections of most big box stores, like Walmart and Target.

      If your kids are still small, soap boxes work great for crayons as well.

      These soap boxes also make great containers for:

      • Personal Size First Aid Kits (Hiking, Day Trips)
      • Bead holders/Organizers
      • Crayon boxes for younger kids (they'll hold 16 crayons)
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      1. Neat idea. The kids always shove our cards into a drawer and they get bent up, or we end up finding half of them in the cupboard because they've fallen out the back of the drawer. I picked up a few of these yesterday at the dollar store and have all of our cards put away now. It works great up to a double deck (Uno!).

        Thanks for the tip
      1. Tipsy's Avatar
        I also use these for my cell phone when I go to the beach, keeps the sand out.
      1. AmberDawnMorris's Avatar
        Great idea!. Thanks for sharing
      1. Rohde101's Avatar
        Great idea!!! I have so MANY card games that I use one of those over the door shoe organizers with pockets. You can clearly see what cards are available and keeps them all together.
      1. valisyoung's Avatar
        Duh! Why can I never think of these things. I just have a bunch of ripped cardboard boxes with cards coming out :-/
      1. cjsmith45's Avatar
        I've always used zipper style sandwich bags for cards and the snack size to hold game pieces.
      1. cjsmith45's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Tipsy View Post
        I also use these for my cell phone when I go to the beach, keeps the sand out.
        I really like this idea.. I'll have to get one to hold mine, not only for the beach, but for camping as well.
      1. cjsmith45's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Rohde101 View Post
        Great idea!!! I have so MANY card games that I use one of those over the door shoe organizers with pockets. You can clearly see what cards are available and keeps them all together.
        Another great idea! I don't have many card games anymore but I can see this being extremely useful, especially to use when camping to keep games together.. Another bonus is these are at the $ stores so it's not an outrageous cost!
      1. kmcollier's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by cjsmith45 View Post
        I've always used zipper style sandwich bags for cards and the snack size to hold game pieces.
        Me too! But my son does not always close the bags up. I think that this is a fabulous idea.
      1. MamaD's Avatar
        wow...wonder why I'm just now seeing this....such a simple idea. Just got to get myself to think 'outside' the box for each box I see! thanks!
      1. mynights's Avatar
        Also try plastic pencil boxes (the kind you get for school supplies) for puzzles. my kids never closed the zip loc bags, so i switched to cases.
      1. MessyMom's Avatar
        Wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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