I've said before, we are living in a small house. During the short time that we have been living here, we have learned many lessons. 1. We can live with less. 2. Clutter is multiplied in a small house 3. Organization is key to survival. We have learned that we had (and still have) too much stuff. It's crazy! One thing that we had a ton of before moving, was DVDs. We had a cool shelf that held all our movies-but at this house-it so didn't fit. What to do...what to do.... Get rid of em? No way- see we don't have cable, Directv, Dish, whatever- we don't have any of it. I did not want to see my movies leave, I mean, a girl's gotta have Christmas Vacation, Serendipity, and Sweet Home Alabama at her fingertips, right? For Christmas this past year, Eric listened to my not-so-subtle hints about the super awesome DVD organizers that I had seen at Target, then took him to see, and then casually wrote all over paper that I wanted super duper awesome DVD organizers. It's like he's a mind reader.
When we decided to move into this house, we decided what would stay and what would go... (should I stay or should I go- you're totally singing it now, huh?). We decided to weed through our movies (I say we, but I really mean me). We actually had duplicates of quite a few movies, which is just crazy. I had two movie boxes and separated the movies into kids and adults (not 'adult' movies, get your head out of the gutter). I was going to alphabetize them, but decided against it-gasp! I just decided to put them in sleeves because I didn't want to leave empty ones and it would annoy me like crazy to get a new DVD and then not have it alphabetized. Yes, I may over think things.... so here's what we came up with:
This is it- all the adult movies are in here!
There are sleeves on both sides, with numbers on the top.
What are those numbers for? Well I am glad you asked!
I wrote down each movie next to the correlating number- are you following, this is rocket science people.
Again, my printable is from I Heart Organizing.
I laminated the lists and put them in our binder. Now, when we want to see a movie, we just check the list, pull out the number, and enjoy. We have a list for the kids movies (although we keep a lot of movies in the car) and a list for the grown-ups.
Our family binder....that's for another post.
Now, I do want to say that I do have some movies still in their cases. I have some Disney movies, the movies my mom wrote and some series (like Nick and Jessica- yep-that's right, love it) that I kept in their entirety. They are in a cabinet in our room.
It's easy to follow and maintain, two things I love!
btw...I will have my menu plan up tomorrow, not sure why I forgot about that!
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