Merging Lives

Has this ever happened to you? You move in with your boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other and now you have the task of “merging” your lives? Though I am happy to be living with my boyfriend, it has been a challenge trying to find room for all the added things. Sharing closets, dressers, desk space, etc. has had me on an organizing craze. In fact, I’ve shared some of my organizing frenzy in posts on simple eBay organization tips, easy steps to organize your closet, and a closet organization update!

Two Collections, One Great DVD Organization Project

One of the latest projects I decided to work on was organizing our DVD/VHS (Yes VHS) collections. We don’t have much room in our entertainment cabinet so we needed to sort what we wanted to keep, toss and donate.

DVD Organization Tips and Ideas

Supplies for DVD Organization

Once I saw what we had remaining, I went to Target to see how I could possibly store the DVDs. I knew I didn’t want a DVD stand. Not really having the room for it and not liking the looks of most of them, I decided to pass. I then thought about putting all the DVDs into a CD case. It would save a lot of room but I didn’t like that I couldn’t easily see what I had. I also wanted to keep them alphabetized which would have been difficult to do.

That is why I decided on these DVD sleeves.

DVD Organization Supplies

It was what I was looking for. I could easily see all the DVD’s and keep the cover art. Perfect!

Tutorial on DVD Organization

 I found this nifty box to store them in. It has adjusting corners on the inside for easier storage.

DVD Organization Storage Box

This was great because I had fewer DVD’s than I realized. The adjustable corners make it so much easier to keep them up.

DVD Organization Project

I have so much more room now and I’m so happy. Even my little one has room to hang out.

DVD Organization Project Finished

I feel a little more at ease now that this project is done. Now I just need to figure out what I am going to do with all the leftover DVD cases. I feel another crafting project coming on.

Beyond DVD Organization

Please join us on our DIY Organize Pinterest board. Check out some of our other DIY projects such as putting together your own home organization binder. And don’t miss our easy decorating ideas. With Halloween just around the corner, please be sure to take a peek-a-BOO! at my DIY Halloween decorations post. They’re all real treats.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2012 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.