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Spring Cleaning: DVDs and Entertainment Center

For the last year, we’ve been storing our DVDs in a variety of places. A lot of the discs were in photo boxes (from Target) on the top shelves of the entertainment center. I originally got these when I had an open, black entertainment center and they sort of blended. I totally hated how the black looked on our new, white entertainment system.

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

Also, we had some DVDs in the drawer under the TV and some in the dresser in the master bedroom. We needed to consolidate and organize.

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

First, I moved all of the video games to the bedroom. The xbox is on the tv in there, and that’s the system that Sean primarily plays. I put the Playstation and Nintendo games in the bedroom, even though the consoles are in the living room. We play these so rarely that it won’t be a big deal to walk the ten feet to go get one if we need it. It was more important for me to get all the DVDs & blurays in one place.

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

I pulled all of the movies out and sorted them into piles by genre. We had almost 200! It’s ridiculous, especially since I feel like we never watch movies…

We sorted through and got rid of any duplicates or movies we had no interest in (we donated them to Goodwill).

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

Then, we alphabetized each genre, and put them in the lower drawers of our Hemnes Entertainment Center (from Ikea). We were able to fit 2 rows of cases in each drawer.

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

I used craft paper (from the dollar spot at Target) to make dividers for the drawers. I folded over the top about an inch and a half and wrote the name of the genre on both sides.

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

I also picked up a pack of ten empty DVD cases and used masking tape to label their spines. These were perfect for some of the stray DVDs I had swimming in the bottom of my boxes.

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

DVD Organization - Charleston Crafted

Now we can easily see all our DVDs at once. It makes it much easier to find a movie (getting out the boxes was actually pretty annoying) and next time I say I want to buy a movie on amazon, I’m going to open this up and stare at it. It should guilt me into not wasting my money.

I love a good no-cost organizing project!

How do you organize your movies? Do you still keep discs? Are you totally on the cloud?

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Shanice

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Great post! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party