Since 2009 I've moved 5 times. Those moves have made me realize how much unnecessary stuff I have! One thing that's helped a lot is going digital for media like books and music. The only thing that is still a real problem is my expansive movie collection. I'm sure all of you remember how many movies I have. In case you forgot, it's like a zillion. And they are such a pain to move! Another thing that I hate about them is how much space they take up. The bookshelf that we've been using to house these DVDs is giant, falling apart, can't hold all that we have, and is super ugly. I finally couldn't take it anymore! I used to think that the DVD cases looked so pretty all together around TVs. But they don't! They look like clutter! Grant and I will probably be moving again in at least a year (and maybe once more after that) and the thought of moving them all again was not pleasant.This is just the Blu-Rays. I forgot to take a picture of the other bookcase.
Here's all of the DVD cases on the floor.
So we went to IKEA and bought 4 of these boxes.
One for Blu-Rays, one for TV seasons and two for movies. Unfortunately, that's not enough. I'll have to head back there to pick up a fifth one for the rest of the TV seasons.
Then we went to Target and got some cheap DVD sleeves and card stock.
I kept the cover art for the Blu-Rays, because I can't make myself part with them just yet. I didn't keep any art for the DVDs though since we were missing a lot of them and have a lot of DVDs that came with Blu-Ray combo packs.
Here's the finished product! I just made the dividers with the card stock and cut them so they'd have little tabs for the letters.
I'm very happy with our newly organized DVDs. Maybe someday I'll get around to making a spreadsheet or something to keep track of them all since it's hard to read some of the names when the disc is 2-sided.
We used the now open wall space to make a little bar! Complete with a shelf for wine glasses and such! When that's finished I'll post about it.
"We're all different people and we're allowed to be different from one another. If someone ever says you're weird, say thank you. And then curtsy. No, don't curtsy. That might be too weird. And tip your imaginary hat. That'll show them." - Ellen Degeneres (Seriously, I'm Kidding)