Organized Media = Happy Families

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Ideas of how to organize all your DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, etc.If your household is like many, you have a lot of family friendly dvds and video games laying here and there. Kids can learn, at a very young age, that the movies they are watching need to be returned to their cases after each use. Let’s face it- it is never any fun to place a family friendly dvd in the player to find that it is permanently scratched. Now is the time to show your kids how to organize and take care of the media in your home.

Find a shelf or basket that is nearby the movie viewing area(s) in your home. If your kids are younger it is important for adults to model the proper way to store these dvds. Kids watch every move that the adults in their lives make. So, this means, it is of the utmost importance to remove the dvd from the player as soon as it ends. Be sure to leave the proper case nearby, so the dvd can be placed in the correct case upon removal. Then place the dvd on a shelf, or in a basket nearby. Video games should also be taken care of in the same fashion. Once your kids are old enough to do this on their own, let them have a go of it!

Now, let’s take this one step further. Alphabetizing your movies and video games is a fantastic learning opportunity! The beauty of keeping them alphabetized is, it gives your whole family the total picture of what your family library of movies and video games includes. Here are a number of ways you can organize your media!

1. DVD Box

dvd box

2. Movie Collection & Inventory Free App

Movie Collection & Inventory

3. Dresser with Drawers

Dresser with Drawers

4. Atlantic Summit Media Cabinet

Atlantic Summit Media Cabinet

5. Popsicle Stick Files

Popsicle Stick Files

6. Snap-N-Store Double Wide CD Storage Box

Snap-N-Store Double Wide CD Storage Box

7. DVD Albums

DVD Albums

8. Sauder Multimedia Storage Tower

Sauder Multimedia Storage Tower

9. How to Clear the DVD Clutter

How to Clear the DVD Clutter

10. Prepac Black Large Capacity Wall Media Storage Rack

Prepac Black Large Capacity Wall Media Storage Rack

11. DVD Organization

DVD Organization

12. Artisan 240 Disc Black Faux Leather DVD Album with 120 Liner Notes and Title Cover Page Capacity Using Metal Ring Binder

Artisan 240 Disc Black Faux Leather DVD Album with 120 Liner Notes and Title Cover Page Capacity Using Metal Ring Binder

13. Game Tower Swivel Organizer

Game Tower Swivel Organizer

14. Case Logic CD/DVD-320 336 Capacity Classic DVD Wallet

Case Logic CD DVD-320 336 Capacity Classic DVD Wallet

15. Game Controller Storage

Game Controller Storage

16. Bellagio-Italia CD/DVD Storage Binder

Bellagio-Italia CD DVD Storage Binder

17. Wii Game Storage

Wii Game Storage

18. Atlantic 85012055 Disc Manager 80 Disc Storage

Atlantic 85012055 Disc Manager 80 Disc Storage

19. DVD Dividers

DVD Dividers

20. Bellagio-Italia CD/DVD Storage Binders-3 Pack

Bellagio-Italia CD DVD Storage Binders-3 Pack

21. Video Games in Hanging Shoe Organizer

Video Games in Hanging Shoe Organizer

22. Media Storage Faux Leather Spinning Remote Control Organizer

Media Storage Faux Leather Spinning Remote Control Organizer

23. Video Game Stand

Video Game Stand

24. Whitmor 6754-373-5 Plastic CD Boxes Set of 5 Assorted Colors

Whitmor 6754-373-5 Plastic CD Boxes Set of 5 Assorted Colors

25. Organizing Movies Tips

Organize Movies Tips

26. Hanging CD/DVD Plastic Refill Sleeves for Aluminum Cases, Media Storage Cases 100pcs/pack

Hanging CD DVD Plastic Refill Sleeves for Aluminum Cases, Media Storage Cases 100pcs

27. Organize Your Gadgets

Organize Your Gadgets

28. Atlantic 2823-5872 Rotating Cube 4-Tier Espresso Multimedia Storage Tower

Atlantic 2823-5872 Rotating Cube 4-Tier Espresso Multimedia Storage Tower

29. Media Storage Case

Media Storage Case

30. Prepac 60-Inch Plasma TV Console with Media Storage

Prepac 60-Inch Plasma TV Console with Media Storage

Now that you have some new ideas on organizing media, take the time to show your kids how to organize their media. Once kids get into the habit of taking care of their media, parents can be relieved that their favorite movies and video games will be around for a while. This should help eliminate the problems of scratched dvds, lost dvds, misplaced dvds, and knowing which movies and video games your family owns.

Comments

  1. says

    We store our dvd's out of their cases in plastic sleeves and put in a photo box in alphabetical order. It doesn't take up much space and like you say, the alphabetic order helps keep them in their places,

  2. She Taggart says

    Great ideal, wish I could teach my 37 yr old how to return things. When he was 10..no problem, now, he's too big.

  3. says

    Thanks great idea. I don't have kids but my nieces and nephews are over so much they pretty much live with me. The younger ones love to help me organize my DVD's alphabetically. The older ones are the ones I have trouble having them put away movie after they watch.

  4. Vicki Adamy Heinly says

    Great idea – this is exactly me! Our media is alphabetized and I have a complete list of what we own on my own so that when I go to buy something new I don't buy a duplicate.

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