Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mission Organize and Declutter- Organized my DVD's!

I finally had the guts to get rid of all those pesky DVD boxes to save some valuable space! Check it out! organizingAll 10 seasons of FRIENDS fit quite nicely into one consolidated DVD book. I got it for $7 at Wal-Mart! I think that the DVD book is a superior way of viewing each season, and the DVDs are easier to get in and out for sure! As for the rest of my DVDs...Into this book I got for only $12 at Wal-Mart! And I have space to spare (both in my DVD book and on my movie shelf! :-)

I thought it would be really hard to get rid of the boxes... but it wasn't! It was very freeing! And you can do it, too! No one is more attached to their DVD boxes than I was to my FRIENDS seasons, but I feel so much better now!

I personally prefer the DVD books with only 2 on a page rather than 4. I think pages that hold 4 DVDs are cumbersome to turn.

Also, I arranged the DVDs in my book by genre rather than alphabetical order, and I left some space for future purchases in the back of each section. If you have a lot of movies, you could have a different book for each genre. After all, you're more likely to think "I'm in the mood for a Romantic Comedy" than "I'm in the mood for a movie that starts with an 'A' tonight". Haha!

Everyone remember that the laundry powwow is coming up on February 1st! So keep working on that laundry and come here to link up then!

20 comments:

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I was thinking about doing this just YESTERDAY -- so weird. Now I'm going to do it for sure. I think it will be so much easier to find them!

Mamaoftwins said...

Okay, thats amazing. So much less room taken up and its nice looking too. I love this idea!

june@craftyniche said...

Hubby and I were talking about doing something like this to get rid of the huge dvd cabinet in the living room. I believe this will be going on my to-do list.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a great idea! The packaging does take up room especially for series.

Manuela

Angela said...

What a great idea! I've never thought of just getting rid of the boxes that take up so much room. I'm so doing this. Thanks!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

That's exactly what I need! I actually have a long lidded basket that hold the CDS but we have too many! I think the next time I'll be at Target, I'll pick one up like yours! Thanks for making me do this! :)

BECKY said...

Love it...I had already planned to do exactly the same thing!!
Blessings,
Becky

Meredith said...

I do this with all our DVD's and music CD's. I love that the kids can flip thru it to decide what to watch. I also cut the front photo/image from the DVD case to the size of the opening so that they know where to put each movie back in its own spot.

Lamp Tramp said...

My kids in their teen years used those zipper CD holders all the time. It is so amazing how much space you saved by consolidating the cds & dvds. Smart Masked Mommy, you are!

Laurel MacD said...

I throw away those cases as soon as I see them. Plus, for me, the kids can get out their own DVDs easier in a zippered case. Love your blog.

Paula said...

Hmm that is a great idea! I don't know why I keep those cd cases either! I 'm definitely going to do this for the kids dvds.

Coco said...

That is a clever idea! I did that with Cd's but not with dvds... think I need to make a wal mart run!

Traci said...

What a great idea....make sure you keep a few boxes for transporation if child wants to take movie to a friend's house, etc. I am sooooo going to get busy on this idea!!!

RN and OSHP said...

What a great idea!! I have done this with CD's but never thought to do it with DVD's...Great idea!!

Melanie said...

I did this with all our kids' DVDs...but haven't gotten brave enough to toss the cases yet!

crazigirl80 said...

Which Cd holder did you get? I can't find one that holds 40 DVDs.

Jenette said...

That is a fantastic idea!!

The Masked Mommy said...

They both came from the same section in Wal-Mart. The first one holds 48, the second one holds 100-something. I'm not sure what brands they are.

Holly Noelle said...

Man...I've tried to convince my hubby to do this. But, no go. He was a film major so maybe that has something to do with it?

emsmommy said...

Thank you for the push to do this! I've had my daughters DVDs in a folder like this for months but am still storing the cases in a box in the garage. STUPID!!! I'll be working on this project this week!
Amy