In this day and age of online streaming everything, I don’t even know if people still have DVDs. However, we do. A lot of them. And since we don’t have a lot of extra storage space in our home, I’m always looking for ways to minimize. All while keeping things that we enjoy and love. Our collection of favorite movies were taking up way too much room, so it was time to tackle some space saving DVD storage and organization.
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We’ve always loved watching movies and our collection of DVDs has grown throughout the years. Even though many shows and movies can be watched online now, it is nice to still have a DVD for when streaming services no longer offer them or charge extra. Since DVD towers are basically the ugliest furniture pieces of all time, we’ve stored ours away in a lovely dresser-turned-entertainment stand. (We’ve used several different dressers for this purpose over the years.)
It was nice because they were out of sight, but they took up almost 5 1/2 drawers (plus, video games). Typically, that wouldn’t be a problem, since we’ve used this method for a long time. However, we were wanting to do a little furniture rearranging and needed the DVDs to take up less space.
Initially, I was a bit hesitant to get rid of all of those cases. I don’t know why, but I had some weird attachment and felt that I would regret purging them. However, I knew that I had to move on, if I wanted more space.
After some researching, I found these plastic sleeves that use way less room than the traditional DVD cases. We went through our collection and donated movies/games that we knew we weren’t really going to miss. Then we placed the leftover DVDs and their folded covers inside the sleeves.
These sleeves save so much space!
Look at how small the new collection is versus the cases that they came out of! We can technically fit two DVDs in each sleeve, which is nice for those that have bonus discs.
When we moved in the new, smaller dresser that would hold the DVDs, we knew that we wanted to also be able to store lots of other items inside. We were able to fit all of the DVD sleeves into one small drawer. Plus we used the other drawers for the kids art supplies, computer/camera accessories, game controllers, and office supplies!
We are so happy that we went ahead and made this simple switch. It saves us so much space! I’m honestly really glad that we went with this method and letting the cases go was a lot easier than I thought. I don’t miss them one bit!
If you still own them, do you have any space saving DVD storage and organization tips/tricks?
Hi, friends! I’ve been in such a rut lately. I don’t know if it is seasonal depression or something else, but my motivation has been lacking since the New Year. Do you ever feel like that too? Like there are plenty of ideas and things to do, but you just can’t get going with them? That has been the spot I’m at. However, I’m trying to change things up a bit. I’ve decided to help myself by just doing one small thing to start and hoping that it manifests into more. So far it seems to be working!
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Anyway, I wanted to share with you the 3 things I’m loving lately! Even though they aren’t all home decor/DIY type products, we do use all of the following items in our home. Enjoy!
This farmhouse kitchen towel is the cutest! A few months ago I purchased one for a giveaway and I loved it so much that I bought another for us. It is the perfect neutral touch to a kitchen!
If you haven’t heard of Raw Sugar, then you may be missing out. They produce a line of yummy smelling soaps, body washes, and scrubs that smell delicious and leave your skin feeling soft. You get a ton of all natural product for a great price too. To top it off, for each product purchased the company donates soap to a family in need!
This rug is so wonderful that we’ve bought 3 of them. The prices are ridiculously low ($85 for 7′ x 10′) and there are quite a few colors to choose from. Initially, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a shag rug, but we haven’t had any issues with shedding and the rug brings a nice softness to any room it is in.
So, that’s what I’m currently lovin’! If you end up trying out any of these (or already have) I would love to hear what you think!
Do you want a Build a Snowman? I do! It’s time for another exciting chapter in The Home Depot Monthly Gift Challenge. In the past, we’ve shared How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder, 10 Minute Rope Curtain Ties, 2×4 Artwork, a Pegboard Luminary, Wood Box Caddy, and an Industrial Book Rack. Here’s how the challenge works: a different item is chosen from The Home Depot by one of our group members and then we each make a gift to be given to a different recipient each month. October’s item was a furniture leg or bun foot and the lucky recipient is my in-laws. Today, I am sharing a cute project you can make just in time for the holiday season.
This challenge is in no way associated with The Home Depot. We just love their stuff!
– 3 Lids, plates, or other items in various circular sizes to use as patterns for the head, middle and bottom of the snowman
– X-ACTO knife
– White yarn
– Craft Glue
– Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
– Furniture leg – you may need additional tools to shape it the way you would like. I used a miter saw, sander, hammer, and a chisel.
First, I traced three different sized circular lids onto a piece of white foam board. The smallest circle is for the head, the middle sized for the body, and largest for the bottom of the snowman.
Next, the three circles were cut from the foam board using a X-ACTO knife and scissors.
Then starting from the center working my way to the edges, I wrapped all three foam circles with some of the softest yarn I could find, Bernat Baby in white. I wanted him to be extra fluffy looking. Using craft glue every so often, I secure the yarn in place.
This part took a little longer than I thought it would, but the end result makes the extra time put into it totally worth it.
After that came the challenging part: the furniture leg.
It took a few tools to turn this bad boy into a snowman’s carrot nose. I cut the leg with the miter saw, split one half of the leg with a hammer and chisel, shaped a piece of the wood with a sander, and painted it carrot orange with acrylic paint and a brush.
Then, it was time to bring out the hot glue gun. Two buttons for eyes, eight baby buttons for the grin, and one re-sized and re-shaped piece of a furniture leg were all glued to the smallest yarn covered foam board to make the adorable face.
I also hot glued three black buttons to the middle section.
Finally, I attached the three snowball pieces together with more hot glue and added the arms to the back as a final touch.
The sticks don’t have to be the same length. They just have to appear the same length from the front.
Isn’t he cute?
I love him! I gave him to my mother-in-law last weekend and she really likes him. Yay!
Please hop around and check out all of the other amazing projects for this month’s challenge.
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