If you are an avid gamer, no doubt you have dozens of video games lying around your home. Unfortunately, excessive piles of games can take up way too much room and significantly increase the amount of time you need to allocate to dusting. But don’t panic because there are several things you can do to reduce the number of unwanted games in your home-and that doesn’t include throwing them in the trash can. So how can you deal with unwanted games?
1. Sell Online
One way to get rid of games you no longer play is to sell them online. You can list them on eBay, Craig’s List, Gumtree, or any other auction site you frequent. The only downside to this method of disposing of your unwanted games is that you won’t make much money from the sale. Second hand games typically don’t make much when they are sold online unless they are nearly new.
2. Swap with Friends
It’s good to share, which is why swapping video games with your friends is a fun way of reducing the number of old video games in your possession. Instead of hoarding old games, you can swap them for new ones you haven’t played. For example, if you and your friend both buy a new game each, once you have played it, swap it. That way you can enjoy two new games for the price of one.
3. Trade Online
Video game trading is a useful way of disposing of your old video games. Trading games online is different to selling them online. Some websites give you credits when you trade video games with users whereas other websites let you direct swap games of the same value. Either way, you can enjoy access to hundreds of different games and get rid of those you no longer play at the same time. Yes, it’s a winner all round.
4. Give Them to Charity
Are your games so old not even a nerdy gamer online will want them? If so, you could go down the philanthropic route and donate them to a local charity. Assuming there is a games console out there that can actually play them, someone, somewhere, will think Christmas has come early.
5. Bird Deterrent
If trading video games or selling them online is not an option, or your games are damaged and no longer playable, why not put them to good use in the garden? Video game discs are shiny, so if you string a few together and hang them from posts in the middle of your vegetable patch, the birds will think twice about eating your seedlings. The more you use, the better, but make sure you don’t mistakenly hand the latest copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts over to your dad because it won’t work too well after spending a few days strung out in the garden.
Don’t leave your old games lying around because it’s a waste of space. Instead, try one of the above methods to create room for new games. Your games console will thank you.