If you’re like me, you have an abundance of movies on DVD and Blueray. After years of gathering my collection and lugging it around from home to home through college, I finally have a home of my own and decided I needed to reorganize. My living room seemed to be filled with piles of DVDs that were impossible to look through without making a mess … and almost as impossible to actually find the movie I was looking for.
One day, I was scrolling through TikTok (I know…. It’s a time suck but so entertaining!), and found a video about using binders to organize DVDs and eliminate the bulky cases. Of course, I forgot to save the video so if it was your video, thank you!!! But the idea stayed on my mind for a few days and the longer I looked at the literal hundreds of movies taking up so much room, I finally broke down and got some DVD binders. The ones I picked are Bellagio-Italia brand – each binder can hold about 48 movies. They’re just like those CD cases we had in the early 2000’s, but they look a little fancier on the outside.
Before putting my movies in their new binders, I organized by genre – kids movies, musicals, thrillers, action, comedy, etc. Once they were organized, I moved them over one by one. Most DVDs now-a-days have an image along with the name on the disk, but for those that didn’t, I just cut a bit of the cover and slipped it in the slot with the disk.
Now I have all of my movies organized on one shelf and eliminated the eye sore that was stacks of DVD cases in my living room! The convenience is astounding and now I can expand my collection without it feeling disorganized. But being the pack rat I am, I put all of the now empty cases directly in my craft room to use for future projects 😊 Stay tuned for some DVD case upcycling projects!