For years I’ve been organizing my DVDs & CDs in a heavy zippered binder in random order (I hated not being able to categorize anything without having to shift each DVD!). I finallllly found a new solution for my DVD collection that’s functional (and space-saving), categorized!, color-coded, and visual! All of the organizing elements for the perfectionist and creative in me 🙂

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Hi everyone. It’s Alejandra. And in this video, I’m going to share with you guys how to organize all of your DVDs and your CDs that you might have inside of your living room, family room, or wherever you keep like your media and stuff. So if you don’t have a lot of space but you have a large DVD collection then you want to try and organize them in a way that’s going to maximize space and kind of condensed the collection.

How to Organize DVDs, CDs, & Video Games to Save Space

So to show you what I’ve done, I have lined up all 125 DVDs that we had and I lined them against the wall to show you like how much space they take when you just keep them inside of the case. What I’ve done to kind of maximize space and kind of condensed the collection is I have taken out all of the DVDs from their cases and I’ve transferred them to poly envelope DVD sleeves just like this and I’ve color-coded them into the appropriate category and then I put them inside of this media bin and then I labeled them by category.

So I actually have 125 DVDs in here. So you can either have this 62 inches in height of DVDs or you can have something that’s small, easy to carry, easy to find exactly what you’re looking for just like this sitting inside of a shelf in your living room or inside of a drawer in your entertainment center or wherever you keep your DVDs.

DVD & CD Organization

DVD & CD Organization

So I have like romantic, action, comedy, video game, educational. So you can kind of just – you can see that OK, this is 125 DVDs here and then this is 125 DVDs here. Like obviously, this takes up a lot less space. So all I did here was I went out and I got these sleeves just like this. They’re made by Memorex and I got them from – I think they’re from Target and Staples. Both places have them. And they come in five different colors like the colors I showed you. They come in paper sleeves. These are the paper ones. And then they come in the poly envelope sleeves just like this. The poly envelope, it’s kind of like a plastic just like this.

So I chose the plastic ones, the poly ones because I feel like the paper ones over time like they could just rip and tear and stuff and then you have to replace them as opposed to this one. I feel like it’s just going to hold up a lot better. This is what a lot of people have and this is what I’ve had for years and I feel like I’m finally going away from this and I’m kind of excited because you can’t really categorize DVDs in this like once you put them in and they’re all in one category, if you buy another DVD in that same category like you have to move everything into other sections and stuff and it’s just a waste of time.

DVD & Video Game Organization Ideas

DVD & Video Game Organization Ideas

So yeah, so it’s very easy to find what you’re looking for in this and put your DVD away in the right place. It’s easy to add to each category just by adding another envelope. So once I found like what categories I have for all my DVDs then I put them in the appropriate color sleeve and then I took a post-it note tab. I always show these things on videos, but I just took one and I just labeled like the top of the DVD sleeve just like that so it kind of creates a divider to show you where one section ends and the other section starts.

So I hope this video was helpful. I hope this is going to give you a new way to organize your DVDs if you are struggling for space and struggling to get them in order. If you want more tips and more organizing videos, you can visit my website at Alejandra.TV. I will see you soon. Bye!

Photo Credit: Thank you to The Documentists Photography for taking the photo used as the video thumbnail.

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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