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7 Furnishings to Help Organize Your Video Gaming Room

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Your gaming room looks like a geek-splosion—your consoles are covered in dust, your controllers’ cables are tangled, and you have piles of empty video game cases strewn about the floor.

Since you paid a hefty sum of cash for all of your games and accessories, you don’t want to lose them. One minute you think you know where you left a specific game, and the next you’re digging through endless piles of nerdy paraphernalia.

Luckily, you don’t need Marie Kondo to help you get some organization in your life. Getting the right pieces of furniture can make it easy to declutter your room. Here are some furnishings to help you painlessly organize your gaming room.

1.Mounted Storage Shelf

This floating shelf is perfect for any video game lover. It features several sections that you can use to separate games by their console type. If you want to get really organized, consider arranging your games alphabetically.

Since this shelf gets mounted on your wall, your room will look a lot less messy. Plus it comes in three modern colors, which adds some sleekness to your room. Hang this bad boy on your wall, and you can finally stop storing your games in cardboard boxes.

2.Controller Wall Mount

If you have custom or limited edition controllers, you shouldn’t hesitate to show them off. When you’re not gaming, hang them up on these controller wall mounts. This prevents you from misplacing expensive controllers and adds a unique accent to your entertainment center.

These mounts require no hammer or nails. The adhesive on its back sticks to your wall without damaging any paint. You can opt to use the mounts as regular stands as well. Unfortunately, these mounts only fit Xbox One, PS4, and Switch Pro controllers.

If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on mounts, you can also use velcro. Slap one piece of velcro on the battery pack of your controller, and place another on the wall. While having a piece of velcro on your controller isn’t ideal, it’s a much cheaper alternative.

3. Foldable Wall-Mounted Desk

A foldable wall-mounted desk is a mouthful, but it’s much simpler than it sounds. This desk hangs on your wall and looks like a decorative cabinet when it’s folded up. Unfold it, and you have yourself a desk, as well as some extra storage.

You don’t have that much leeway in terms of room in a foldable desk, as it’s meant for books, papers, or pens. However, you can still manage to fit several games and a couple of controllers on the shelf. If you use this desk to play games on your laptop, it makes your gaming experience even more efficient.

4.Storage Cubes

Currently, you might not have the money to invest in a shelf for your games, and that’s okay—you can still organize your video games without spending a fortune. Buy a set of stylish storage cubes, and stow away your games when they’re not in use.

Hide the bins under your bed, or leave them out on display. They’re also ideal for small rooms, as you can stack them for maximum space conservation.

5.Headset Rack

I don’t know what’s worse: permanently misplacing your headphones or knocking them off your desk and watching them fall to their death. Both of these nightmare scenarios can make you miss out on playing a game with friends.

So, how can you avoid losing or accidentally breaking your pricey headphones? A handy headset rack is your solution.

You can place this rack anywhere you want—clamp it on the edge of your desk, under your desk, or on a shelf. The next time you turn on your game, conveniently grab the headset off of the rack instead of frantically searching your room. When you’re done, don’t forget to hang your headphones up, and fold its cord in the rack’s integrated cord clip.

6.Storage Ottoman

Your friends will admire your new faux leather ottoman, as they put their feet up and watch a movie. Little do they know that the ottoman is filled to the brim with video games and accessories.

A storage ottoman is the laziest way to organize your video games. If you really hate cleaning, you can stuff in as many games and controllers until the top will barely fit. While you can go about it this way, I’d recommend trying to instill some sort of order.

Hopefully, your friends won’t catch on when more unusually heavy ottomans start popping up in your room.

7. Cable Management Sleeve

Let me guess, the cords in the back of your TV or monitor looks like a giant rats’ nest. I’ll admit that I’m just as guilty as letting my cords get tangled into a giant dusty mess.

This cable management sleeve wraps all of your cords in a pleasant-looking piece of rubber. Instead of your cables behaving like untrained strands of hair, you can finally group them all into one single sleeve.

Embrace a Clean and Geeky Home

It’s time to pride yourself on the cleanliness of your gaming room. You may be comfortable living among total disorganization, but it’s time to change. Remember that you don’t have to clean your room in one day—start small and work yourself up to bigger tasks.

Since your gaming room already has enough knickknacks, it’s time to spruce up your bathroom. Check out these awesome bathroom gadgets that won’t break the bank.

Emma Roth
Emma is a staff writer at WhatNerd. In addition to being an avid writer and tech geek, she's a fan of games, anime, manga, and more. She's based in Connecticut.

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