Welcome friends! Are you hopping over here on the Organized Living Room Tour? Whether you’re a regular or a new reader, I’m so glad you’re here! Today I’m going to talk about TV console organization and how I organized our living room with this dresser makeover.
We only have one usable wall in our living room, because the other has doors and windows on it, so when we built this wall, I knew I needed a large TV console to keep clutter out of the living room. When I found this dresser I knew it would be perfect for what we needed because there are plenty of drawers.
The first thing I did was remove the doors in the middle of the dresser (you can see that post here) and put in 2 shelves for our DVD player, all our cable hookups and of course some pretty decorations too. 🙂
So what’s in the drawers? Well, lots of things, each drawer has it’s own purpose. Starting top left, the first drawer holds my husband’s Bible and our church notebooks. My husband is an incredible man and each morning he gets up to spend time with God before going to work. I made this drawer for him so he could find his stuff easily, when he’s still 1/2 asleep.
The next drawer is where we keep all our DVDs. The DVDs on the left are my daughter’s princess movies, etc. and the set on the right are all of ours. We have lots of movies but because I keep them so organized, you can’t really tell. I’ll be posting soon on how to organize DVDs.
The next two drawers are filled with puzzles and games for my daughter. In our house, out of site means out of mind, so I keep my daughter’s games, and a few puzzles, here where they’re easily accessible for us to play. There are so many times we’re sitting in the living room trying to think of something to do, and I’ll reach over, pull out a game/puzzle, and then we’ll play it.
Moving over to the other side of the TV console, the bottom drawer holds our 3D glasses for the TV and a few extra cords/cables. I honestly don’t even know what these cords go to but my husband is a bit of a cord junkie so he won’t let me get rid of them. It’s funny because we aren’t the type of people to hold onto things we don’t need but he is totally a “what if we might need it…” kind of guy, when it comes to cords and cables. 🙂
In the next drawer I keep all my wax burner scents. My Scentsy burner is to the right of the TV console so this is the perfect place to keep these, so I remember to refill the burner.
And last but not least is what I call my TV console “junk drawer”, yes, even as a Top Organizing Blogger I have a junk drawer. This drawer is filled with random movies and videos that we don’t even have players for anymore, but I can’t yet part with them. Someday I want to get a VCR to be able to watch these movies again or take them in and have them put onto DVDs. I also keep our TV and cable manuals in this drawer. Normally I keep all my manuals in a binder in my office but for some reason I’ve always kept TV and cable manuals with the TV, I don’t know why, it’s just one of the corky things I do. 🙂
Are you wondering where the remotes are? We definitely have space to keep them in the TV console but I’ve found that we always forget to grab them before sitting down on the couch, and after a long day, the last thing you want to do is get up off the couch, so I keep them in a basket right next to the couch. They are still hidden but having them right next to the couch is much more practical for our family.
So even though we only have one (useable) wall in our living room, we are able to keep it clean and organized because of our fabulous TV console! My sister and her husband have the same problem in their living room so when they saw what I did with my old dresser, they bought one too. Here’s they’re organized TV console.
How do you keep your living room, TV accessories, movies and games organized?
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