Monday, February 20, 2012

DVDs - Chaos to Corralled


Our cheap entertainment center finally bit the dust. I cried and cried... tears of joy! Ha! It was a monstrous piece that we actually picked out of our neighbor's trash at the old house. Bass wheeled it home at 6am on top of the kids' old Radio Flyer wagon. It served us well for quite a few years. It held all our media, board games, video game systems, and puzzles. We had that thing loaded up. But then it sort of started to lean, the door broke, and the toe kick piece fell off.
Ugh---the pure ugliness of it!
So as my Christmas gift, Bass got me a new TV console. It was a wicked good deal at Christmas Tree Shops on Black Friday. He actually braved the crowds to bring one home for me. It's beautiful, and I love it! The only downside is that all the stuff we had crammed onto the old shelves don't fit!
Solution #1: downsize the DVD cases
I loved the containers that Jen at iheart Organizing used in this post. I wasn't excited about having to maintain a list of DVDs that we have on-hand though. Then I found some great DVD sleeves at Staples that allow for a title at the top.

I didn't want to just get rid of the cases in case we'd want to sell them or donate them down the road so I boxed them up and put them in the attic. We have a ton of storage space up there so 2 copy paper boxes of cases isn't an issue. I got a couple of Kassett boxes at Ikea to put all of the sleeves into. One is for kid DVDs and the other is for non-kid DVDs. I printed a couple of labels on the computer to put in the holder on the front of each box.
Please note they say DVDs and Kid DVDS. I tried really hard to not have it say Adult DVDs. That could be bad.
Next up, to keep the DVDs in some sort of order, I made some dividers. I just cut cardstock from my scrapbook stash into 5" x 5.5" squares and then punched matching tabs with the Stampin' Up Bread Tab Punch. I used some rub-on letters, also from my stash, to label the tabs.
Here's what it looks like, all organized and condensed!
And here is what they look like in their new home!

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1 comment:

  1. You did a great job. We have a tv stand from Target, and the drawer is busted out due to all the videos/dvds. (Yes, we still have videos although I've been trying to convince hubby to let me donate them. It's not like we watch them.)


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