You all have been quite motivating when it comes to following through with my 2012 resolution! I should have started this blog years ago! I would have been so organized!
As you enter our home there is a very small area to take off shoes, coats, etc. We needed a landing place of somesort for visitors to sit and put on shoes or a place to throw purses and such. We found this cute bench peice at an outlet near Highpoint, NC.
It has served its purpose well, however it has taken on duties that really didn't fit in this space.....
Yep...storing our DVDs. And yes...also some VHS!!
I am sure by now you are all asking yourselves "Why are videos in the entryway?" My question exactly! I guess it was a space to throw them when we first moved in.
Well...out with the old....in with the new!
I spent an hour or so going through all of the movies. I ended up with 2 bags for the Goodwill...
And many piles on my livingroom floor.....
It was time to condense these videos! I didn't want to keep many videos that I would have to pile through each time I wanted to watch a movie.
That is when Target (my best friend) came in to help!
I found this CD box on the sale rack! ($5.58)
And also these CD/DVD protectors for like $2.00!
I started taking the covers of the movies out of the large plastic jackets as well as the DVD itself. I then had to trim the covers just about a centimeter off of one side so that I could fit them into the colored sleeves. I folded the cover in half and slipped the cover and video into a protector.
This took me about 2 hours, but it was well worth it! All of my piles are now into one small video box!
They looked great, but I needed someway of finding the movies quickly without flipping through each one. It was the dreaded time of putting these DVDs into ABC order! Do you remember doing this in school? I caught myself singing the abc song many times throughout this step.
I used some extra paper and letter stickers from the good ole scrapbooking days.
(I knew all these extras would come in handy someday!)
I was pretty stinkin excited at this point! All of our DVDs in one basket!!! SERIOUSLY!
The best part of all this organization is that our videos are actually tucked away in a basket near the TV! Isn't that a bright idea?.....Actually having the videos near the technology that uses them!
Oh yeah...pretty pumped! Only saved a few exercise videos and Wii games out of the mix! Everything has its place and I can check another 2012 goal off the list!
How are all of your 2012 projects coming? It is only February...you have lots of time!Thrifty Decor Chick