Hey, friends! Hope y’all are having a great day! Thought I would share my first storage solution that works great for small homes, but transitions well to any size home! Check out these DVD and CD storage solutions – no more shelves!
DVD and CD STORAGE SOLUTIONS – NO MORE SHELVES!
DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs can often cause clutter in a home, but can especially make a small home look messy, even if kept in a pretty rack or shelves (like I had).
Storing them in something smart and attractive, like the notebook I’m sharing with you today, was a great solution for My Wee Abode.
For more storage solutions check out The Best Drawer Organizers and The Shelving Solutions!
Before the DVD and CD Storage Solution
Now y’all, just ignore the quality of this pic (I’m still working on this huge learning curve called ‘photography’). I wanted to ‘keep it real’ and show you how cluttered this corner of My Wee Abode looked before the storage solution. :-).
It wasn’t awful, but I just really didn’t like having all those plastic covers and array of colors screaming from the corner of my li’l living area. (Okay… maybe not screaming… maybe just raising their voices… really high!)
And then came THIS (cue angels singing)!
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What You Need
- Scissors or paper cutter (optional, totally not necessary)
- DVD/CD Notebook (the one gifted to me by a dear friend is not listed on Amazon at this time, but here is one that is similar)
Gather and Purge
- First, gather all your DVDs and Blu-rays on one side and CDs on the other side.
- Then decide which ones to keep and which ones to donate. Place duplicate DVDs (you may have them in Blu-ray format) in a pile to donate. If you no longer liked the movie (it happens), put that in the donate pile, as well. Same with the CDs. You also may find you no longer care for the style of music, or maybe it’s just outdated (that happens, too!). Place those in the donate pile, too.
Sad little music pile. I do love music… Most of it is in my car! 😉
Separate Into Genres
- You may want to separate the discs by genre, instead of alphabetically (my preference). As new discs are added, it can be difficult to keep them alphabetized. Maybe I’m wrong… what do you think?
- Separating the CDs by artist’s name may be helpful, as you may find you usually have more than one CD per artist. Any ideas how to keep them easily alphabetized, without having to take them out and reorganize all the time?
TRIM (or not) and INSERT
Each page of the notebook is double-sided, and each side includes a sleeve for the cover/DVD guide and two sleeves for the actual discs.
- At this point, pull the covers and inserts out of the plastic covers.
- I thought I was going to need to trim the covers, but found that they slipped right into the pocket that was made for them! Easy peasy!
- Place the disc(s) in the adjacent sleeves (could you guess that? Hehe!) If there are additional inserts from the media container, they easily slide behind the title cover.
This one got to keep his jacket because it’s a collector’s edition. It’s really special inside!
What is really nice is that two inserts can be stair-stacked in the long sleeve, and the coordinating DVDs go next to them!Another pleasant surprise is, if you only have the disc (and no insert), the disc titles are easily visible through the transparent sleeves. (Really, you CAN see them easily… photography learning-thing again. 😉
A soon-to-be empty drawer in my console will be the binder’s permanent ‘home’. I think that is the most accessible spot for the discs and will keep the binder out of sight. But until then, under the bed it goes! 😉 Still easy to get to, and no one will ever know it’s there! Hehe.
I think it looks SO much better… Much more bright and airy! What do you think?
Where will YOU put your DVD and CD storage solution… now that you won’t have any more shelves? Do you use a different storage solution for your media discs? How do you organize/arrange the discs (genre/alphabetize/both)? I’d love to hear from you. It really does make my day!