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As you know my hubby and I love watching movies and shows together! Because of this we have a decent sized movie collection. During our many moves with the Coast Guard we decided that we needed an easy way to organize our DVDs and take them with us each move. (sadly we heard many horror stories about stolen DVDs when packers were responsible for them!) We came up with a solution that worked so well we never moved away from it even when we weren’t in transit. I love how uncluttered and portable our collection is now! Want to know our secret? When you see it you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it all along!
How to Ditch the Massive DVD Clutter ~ Organizing in Small Spaces
Ta DA! See? How easy is this? You probably have several lying around your house holding CDs from 2004 (you know–the dark ages before MP3 players and downloaded music and Pandora were the norm?)
I love using CD cases for DVDs because they work perfectly and take space suckers into something tiny and very manageable.
You can organize your DVDs inside however you like. My Mom-in-Law (those are her DVDs in the first picture 😉 ) has a HUGE DVD collection so she likes to organize all theirs by alphabetical order. We have ours split into person–all Bob’s favorites are in one, mine and together are in another, and the kids have their own. It works for us because that way we leave the kids in the front room, mine in our room, and hubby’s are handy anytime he has to take off for work. You’ll just have to play with it to see what works best for your family! With the cases I just toss or recycle them! It felt weird at first but you get used to it once you’ve done it a bit! The only reason to keep a case for anything is if you’re planning on selling it at some point or while you could still return it. We only buy movies that are on our “favorites ever” list (a good policy to follow to avoid DVD clutter in the first place)–so this is never a problem for us!
As I’ve mentioned we’ve been using this method for several years now and haven’t noticed any extra scratches or problems with ease of finding. Just lots less eye clutter and an easy way to keep our favorites with us every where we travel!
How do you Organize your DVDs? Do you use our method or a different one?