Thursday, January 24, 2013

DVD Clutter

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.
KASSETT Box with lid IKEA This box is suitable for storing your newspapers, magazines, photos or other memorabilia.
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)


  1. We did the same thing recently! It was just annoying me looking at all of them! So we got pretty boxes and boxed them up....they now live under our TV table. We didn't organize them alphabetically or anything like you though - well done!

  2. oh my gosh i love it. newly organized things are so exciting to me hahahah well done!

  3. i am so very proud of you callie!!!!!!!! you have no idea!!!!!! and i am super excited that you are now able to use that space for something fun, but also get to keep all of your movies!

  4. I think you need to make the spreadsheet. It will be like when you are trying to find the perfect song to sing at karaoke, but then you flip straight to Whitney Houston and the key changes but my shouting is so horrible anyways that only the nerdy band people notice.
    Anyway, good job with the DVD's.

  5. i'm really impressed! hahaha when that happens to me i usually leave them there till i cant take it anymore, then put them in a trashbag and throw them in the closet!

    and the bar sounds awesome! tell me when you're done and i'll come see it! hahaha

    and i know you didn't write about this, but your puppy is so cute!

  6. This is awesome!! I agree with Tracy's comment about the flipping straight to the right song, it would be like that but just with DVDs.

    You could even make it a really fun game on a rolodex!! Rolodex cards and you just spin and spin and stop on a really great movie like Nacho Libre or something! That takes up more space than a spreadsheet, though...