I’ve been on a bit of a decluttering binge over the summer holidays. Holidays always feel more productive to me when I have a few small projects to do. On the hit list was the bookcase, the filing cabinet, and the lounge room in general. The lounge room is actually pretty good, with the exception of the shelf where the DVDs are kept.
DVDs are one of those things that take up a lot of space (particularly considering how small the actual disk is), and make a room look cluttered if they are on display. Ours have been sitting on a shelf in our lounge room since we moved here, and they were annoying me. I was perusing Pinterest for some ideas to get rid of the clutter when I saw the idea of popping them into DVD sleeves. This way, ten DVDs take up the same space as only two DVDs in their plastic cases. I was sold on the idea.
- Open the case so that the paper label will slide out easily.
- Flatten the label so that the spine faces towards the front.
- Slide the label into the front of the sleeve. If there were any additional booklets etc with the DVD I popped them in the front too.
- Slide the DVD into the pocket on the rear of the sleeve. If there was a second DVD such as a special features DVD I put the second DVD into the sleeve with the original.
What about series with lots of DVDs?
We used to have two and a half shelves stacked with DVDs in plastic cases. Every time one was taken out the rest fell over and it looked messy. Now we have the two tubs in the buffet cabinet under our television. Much more compact and out of sight.
Have you got a clever way of storing DVD’s? Have you tried using DVD sleeves?