Sunday, June 3, 2012

How To Organize Your DVD Collection

In our living room, we have two big bookshelves that flank our TV.  Recently, I have noticed that our DVD collection was taking up the majority of the shelves and it looked too cluttered for my liking.  With almost 200 DVDs, I had to come up with some kind of a space saving solution.  I decided on ditching the plastic DVD box and replacing it with CD/DVD sleeves.  I wish I would have taken a before picture, because the difference has been a drastic one! 

Step 1:  Organize your supplies.

You will need your DVDs.  Part of my organization was to alphabetize them, so I worked on them in groups.  My first batch was #'s, A's, B's, C's, and D's.

These are the supplies I used.  DVD/CD Sleeves were for storing the DVDs.  I used the index cards and the note tabs to create my alphabetized dividers.  I also used a sharpie, scissors, and tape throughout the project.

Also, I needed a new storage container.  I chose baskets.  I bought extra, so our DVD collection could still grow and I would know that the baskets would match.  This was one big basket that in the end held our DVD collection of almost 200, with room to go!

Step 2:  Create divider for basket storage.

The basket I chose, was one big basket, so I decided I needed to create a divider, so I could store DVDs on both sides of the basket.  To make the divider, I used an old cereal box and some cute herringbone print scrapbook paper.  I just cut the cereal box to fit and then used tape to attach the scrapbook paper to the cereal box.  It fit perfectly!

Step 3:  Cut, tape, repeat.

 Fore each DVD, I decided to keep the important information on hand.  I cut out the rating, the time, synopsis, and title and attached those to the CD sleeve.  This was the LONGEST part of the whole process! 

Step 4:  You're done!
Our DVDs have gone from taking up A LOT of space to all fitting in this basket!  Except for a few oddities, like boxed sets.  I decided to keep boxed sets separate.  They have their own basket to fit in.  Now, time to go and enjoy a movie!

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  1. AnonymousJune 03, 2012

    Great project and now you have so much room on the shelves, how awesome. Good instructions for the next organizer! Well done my dear. Sallie

  2. AnonymousJune 04, 2012

    great organization! I'm going to show this to your brother who has a bazillion haphazard DVD's. Maybe he could do this!

    1. LOL! I can't picture him organizing DVD's!

  3. You can take tips from this post to organize the DVDs set you have

  4. Great suggestion really. It will keep the DVDs intact and at the same time will be easy for us to locate any DVD when needed fastly.