Today I'm sharing a super simple organizing tip for the piles of DVDs and CDs. These will probably be a thing of the past within a few years, but for now, we had to get them under control. Especially the kid's movies...I swear they multiply when we're not looking.
I thought I had a pretty good system...storing all the DVDs in cute Ikea boxes. But soon enough, we ran out of room in the boxes, and the kids had to pull all of them out just to look for one movie. Not to mention, they took up a ton of space. Not so cute anymore.
The first step was purging all the movies they'd outgrown and we never watched. Then I ordered these CD and DVD Sleeves so we could reduce that pile of cases down to a small stack of discs.
The discs slip right in and can be seen through the window, and the paper is surprisingly strong. They also make colorful or plastic sleeves. If a DVD or CD has artwork or a booklet you really want to keep, just fold it and slide behind the disc.
To make finding a movie simpler, I made alphabet dividers out of sturdy scrapbook paper and stickers.
Line the cards up when placing the stickers so you can stagger the letters.
You can store the movies in any number of cute boxes and containers...I chose this wire basket.
Of course I had to label the bin....so there was no confusion that it held movies, and not bananas.
It's so quick and simple to file and keep the movies in alphabetical order. We've had this system for about six months and it works like a charm.
And even better is we reduced this huge pile down to a small basket, that tucks away on a side shelf.
Do you have a system for DVDs, or are they taking up tons of space in your home? And what do you think about Breaking Bad?! We're watching the series finale of Dexter tonight, so no spoilers please!!
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