['Game Mag Weaseling' is a weekly column by Kevin Gifford which documents the history of video game magazines, from their birth in the early '80s to the current day.]

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Hey, magazine collectors! (Or, for that matter, any other kind of game-junk collector!) How are your storage solutions looking these days?

Myself, I am almost out of space. I'm not acquiring much old stuff the way I used to, but given that I subscribe to everything available in the US, magazines have a tendency to pile up over the months whether I want them to or not.

As a result, all the shelves in my ferret room/office/magazine library (above, left) are full up. No further admittance allowed. There's no more room for shelves, and I don't want to fill the entire room full of shelving like some university library, because (a) the ferrets would be annoyed and climb all over it (b) I still have a little (just a little) self-respect.

To cope with this, I've taken the magazines I use the least in my personal reading -- the thousand-ish Japanese volumes from the PlayStation era onward, and the most recent US/UK mags after I'm done reading and covering them in this column -- and put them into a spare, unfinished closet. The J-mags are stacked, while the modern English-language titles get neatly organized in banker boxes along the wall. Up on the shelves are doubles, and as you can see, I've got a lot of doubles accumulated. They'll find a loving home somewhere, I'm sure...but I've yet to figure out where.

It being a hot, sultry weekend in Houston and me finding myself waiting around for the AC repairman to arrive, I'd like to close up this week's column early and turn over this topic to you -- especially those of you with crazy collections. How do you store your stuff? Are you finding physical storage space becoming a problem? Have you ever wondered "Oh God, what am I gonna do with all this when I move?"

[Kevin Gifford breeds ferrets and runs Magweasel, a really cool weblog about games and Japan and "the industry" and things. In his spare time he does writing and translation for lots and lots of publishers and game companies.]