Before you store, categorize
Categorize your CDs and DVDs either alphabetically or chronologically. This way, you can easily find the right item at any given time, regardless of its location.
Before we get to the storage part, we need to declutter and get organized as this makes a home appear relaxed and comfortable. Discard damaged and duplicate CDs and DVDs, and keep all the good ones in front of you. Pick any of the 9 ideas we've mentioned below, and work from there. You'll be able to sort, organize, and store all the items before you know it.
Creative CD and DVD Storage Ideas
By making simple changes to your already-existing décor, you can easily merge your choice of storage idea effortlessly. Take a look at these 9 unique CD and DVD storage ideas, and select the one that best suits your needs.
Purchase a few wicker baskets from a local store, and grab a handful of nails and a hammer for the project. Pick a spot to hang the baskets in place, and load them up with CDs and DVDs. You can even label the baskets with paper tags depending on what the baskets contain. Group the items together by category-wise or alphabetically so that it's easy for you to find the items later on.
Wicker Drawer Storage Unit
These storage units come in a wide range of designs, styles, dimensions, and choice of wood, in departmental stores or home décor websites. Each shelf contains three or four (depending on your requirement) wicker drawers that come fully assembled. All you have to do is pick the color and style that enhances the look of your room.
If you have a shelving/cubby unit with unused storage space, you can use it to your advantage. Instead of letting the discs remain scattered all over the place, place them in wicker baskets or plastic crates. Label the boxes properly, and place them in the cubby unit. Now, if you have limited storage space, invest in a vertical cubby unit with lots of shelves.
In your bedroom and living room, you may have side tables. Don't let these go waste. If any of these side tables have a shelf space near the legs, use it to place a basket for storage. You can label the boxes so that you know the contents of the box.
For a neatly-displayed storage solution, choose colorful wooden boxes to hold the discs. You can find a wide variety of boxes at a local home improvement store. Choose the color scheme that best suits your home décor, and pick a place for storage. With the discs properly visible, you won't have to worry about losing or misplacing them ever again.
In order to make this idea work, you don't necessarily have to own the suitcases beforehand. Go online to find a good deal on the suitcases, and purchase as many as you think you may require. Once you have them, place all the CDs and DVDs in them, and label them properly. Find a place to put the suitcases on display, and see how it becomes a unique decorative (and storage) item in your house.
Under the Stairs
Many homes have storage space under the stairs. If you too have such an area, do consider it to store your entertainment discs. Grab any type of storage item, such as wicker baskets or wooden boxes, and place it in the shelves available. It won't take you more than a few minutes to get everything organized.
Shoe Boxes and Shelves
For those who like to preserve shoe boxes, it makes a wonderful storage unit. Wrap the boxes with paper (any color would do), stack the discs in the boxes, label each box, and place it on the shelves you've chosen; these can be anywhere from your bedroom to living room.
Nowadays, many homeowners like the idea of decorating their homes with unconventional shelves. If you'd like to alter the look of your living room, these shelves can be the perfect accessory. All you have to do is, find the design either in a home improvement store or online, and fix it in place. In the end, all that's left to do is keep the discs on the shelf.
If the discs are scattered without their individual cases, wrap them in paper or place them in plastic sleeves or a binder. Once you've collected them all, place the sleeves or the binder in any of the above mentioned storage space. Finally, all you need to do is find a place in your living room or bedroom to place it in.