Hello everyone! Hope your week is going well. Today’s AAA is for Leanne, whose boyfriend has just moved into her house (exciting times!) but as I remember well, the merging or two people’s belongings can be a bit overwhelming – I still haven’t got over it and have the enormous speakers stored under my bed to prove it! Leanne is struggling with DVD storage, which I know is a common problem and I need to tell you now that I HATE CD’s and DVD’s. My immediate thought would be bag them all up and and drop them off at the charity shop, which is what I want to do with Jules’s collection. However, I realise that not all people think the same way as I do (I’ll do anything for more space and less clutter), nor do they have the same priorities (beauty over function). All that being said, I have tried to come up with some compromises…
1. Remove the boxes
If you are struggling with storage space remove the DVD or CD boxes, buy plastic covers and file them. Brilliant.
But then I hear Jules’s voice saying: “I need to be able to see the titles at a glance otherwise I will forget what I’ve got.” So, we move on to option number two…
2. File in boxes
If the aesthetics of DVD and CD boxes bothers you, what about storing them in filing boxes? This looks neat and tidy, they won’t get dusty and is more aesthetically pleasing than shelves full of DVD’s.
3. Use a sideboard or chest of drawers
In my home, I bought a G-Plan sideboard as our AV unit because real AV units make me feel sick. Literally. I’m sorry if you have one, but I can not pretend for a second to like them. In the sideboard we use the large drawer for CD’s and DVD’s, because I am not allowed to get rid of them.
4. Beautiful shelves
And if none of the options above work for you and you simply must store all of your CD’s and DVD’s on shelves, you need to make sure that they are beautiful shelves to offset the unsightly DVD box. The String Pocket shelves are the perfect size for this, as seen below.
I’m sorry that I didn’t mince my words. Leanne, I hope this has been helpful!