Keeping track of game cartridges.....
Hi Fellow OTH-ers ~
My 12-yo ds has accumulated quite a few game cartridges for his handheld system. I'd like him to be able to manage these on his own, without losing track of inventory. He only plays with these on "road trips" (never in the house) and so these systems and accessories are stored in our mud room, for "grab and go" ease. (Car gets too hot.)
I've had him write down the inventory-to-date -- maybe he has around 20 cartridges in all, and they are kept together in a single plastic bag. Sometimes he grabs the whole bag, and sometimes a game or two -- sometimes he loans them to friends -- sometimes they accidentally go through the wash (they wash fine, btw) --
He has little protective cases for each, which I've labeled with corresponding name, but he doesn't always return them to their correct case, or to a case at all.
I'm trying to come up with some sort of cataloguing system so that when cartridges are taken, loaned, etc., we would know which ones are missing.
He wants to buy himself a new game tonight, but I told him we first have to come up with a better way to keep track of the ones he has -- As you may know, it is a small investment.
Has anyone else successfully tackled this organizing issue?
Please share what has worked in your home.
Thank you :-)