Friday, January 21, 2011
52 Weeks of Organizing Week #1 : Taming the DVD mess
Several months ago I found and fell in love with this baby:
Unfortuneatly after receiving 4 damaged cabinets the company decided that they were just going to reimburse me and not attempt to send me another cabinet. I was heartbroken because it is exactly what I was looking for, it was gorgeous and looked perfect where I wanted to put it. I also had my hopes up that the disaster under the entertainment center would soon be solved and I was now back to square one. They did give me the option of keeping the damaged cabinet and taking a credit. However, they were only offering me a $40 credit on a $279 piece of furniture and it the top was cracked and the trim all broken. I could have fixed it but it would have been more than $40 and I really felt the piece was overpriced to begin with.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving I picked up some photo/DVD storage boxes at Michael's. I think they were on sale 3 for $5 and I had a 40% off coupon...score! I originally intended to organize my photos with them (because I thought I would have the library cabinet), but soon realized they had a greater purpose in life.
Here is the after:
The boxes house all of our regulary viewed DVDs. The kid's movies are housed in boxes labeled by letter. I have my own labeled box (Vampires, Wizards and Pirates) and another houses the movies my hubby and I like to watch. On the side I still have room to stack our remaining CDs and in back I have a few extra boxes that hold VHS tapes and home videos. This is so much better and we have managed to stay alphabetized and in order for over 2 weeks now.