Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Make some space for entertainment

I like watching movies but I don't like watching movie cases fill up boxes and cupboards like I have nothing better to put there. Awhile back I mentioned my trick for saving space in the movies department.

While I was visiting my friend Karen and helping out with improving the fireplace she decided she wanted to try my space-saving trick as well.

We emptied boxes and boxes of DVD's...

much to the cat's enjoyment...

I fit! I fit!

Cats are so weird.
Although the baby is responsible for moving the boxes and lids all over the family room. :)

We removed all the papers to prepare the cases for recycling...

And even organized all her movies, by genre, into a case that only takes up this much room:

An entire sack FULL of garbage and several trips to the recycling bin later, all her movies are safe and secure and organized for easy access.

Also on the plus side, this is a great solution for when you completely lose the DVD case and have nowhere to keep it safe. Not to mention the portability factor! Next time a friend asks to bring over a movie, instead of a tough mental debate on which one to bring, you can just bring along the whole bunch and decide together. Nice.

Linking to:

Making the World Cuter

A Soft Place to Land

Silly Little Sparrow

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Jeanette said...

Nice! We did that to our collection of DVDs when my first kid got old enough to start taking them off the shelves and throwing them everywhere. It has worked out nicely for road trips too, since we have a DVD player in our minivan. :)
you are a good friend by the way - helping to clean and organize! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Molly,
You have a new hair color...oh-so-fab!!! : )
What a great idea you've shared here. I know you've shared it before, but I'd forgotten about it.
What a sweet friend you are.
Thanks for all the great ideas!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

We did the same thing a few years ago but still have two shelves frull of dvds. Guess we need some more books:)

theUngourmet said...

Boy, could we ever use this at our house! Cats are weird! ;)