Happy 2015!!! Wow, I can’t believe we are already starting a new year. To kick off the new year I’m doing a series called 15 ways to organize for less than $15. Most of the ways we’ll be organizing will be far less than $15, but I thought $15 was a good budget for this series.
Today is day 1 and I’m going to show you how to organize DVDs. Last year I wrote a post on how I organize our living room with our TV console and everyone saw this picture and wanted to know how I organized my DVDs.
So let me back up here for a second. I started writing this post 2 years ago, yes TWO, and never finished it! So all the “before” pictures for this post are from our old house. 🙂 We’ve also bought a lot more movies since then so if I did a before picture now the stack would be twice as tall!
This is how DVDs come when you buy them, right. If you have a Blue Ray player the DVDs are a cases are a little smaller but they still stack up quickly. Well 2 years ago I found these awesome DVD sleeves at Target. For a pack of 25, they are $13.99 and worth every penny! (UPDATE: They don’t sell them at Target anymore)
Here’s what you need:
- DVD Sleeves (these are the same ones but they’re sold through Amazon)
- About 30 minutes, depending on how many DVDs you have
Here’s what I do when we buy a movie. First I pull the DVDs out and put them in a sleeve. There are 2 slots in the sleeve so if there’s a Blue Ray version and a non-Blue Ray version I can keep both of them together. I also keep movies like Cars 1 and Cars 2 together in the same sleeve.
Then I pull the paper cover out of the original DVD case and cut it to fit the sleeve. I like to save the front cover of the DVDs because it makes it easier to identify the movies when you’re looking through them.
Slide the cover into the sleeve, then slide the DVD sleeve behind it and you’re done!
Here’s what my before and after stack looked like 2 years ago and I guarantee it would be twice as big now!
Look at the size difference between the original DVD case and the DVD sleeve.
Here’s what our DVDs look like now and we own 52 movies. Pretty amazing that 52 DVDs can fit in that small of a space, right?!
Join me Monday to find out how I organize under the kitchen sink for less than $15!
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