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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6 comments:

  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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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