Space Saving Dvd Organization

Condense your dvds down to practically nothing with this simple dvd organization hack. Get rid of those bulky plastic covers and opt for a sleeker look.

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The first step to a beautiful home is decluttering, decluttering, decluttering (sounds like three steps)!  The next step is to organize and if you can condense, by all means, condense.

This dvd organization hack is the best for condensing dvds down to practically nothing.

Truth be told, I’m not much of a movie person. We rarely even go to the dollar theatre. We have no cable and no Netflix, on purpose.  Try explaining that to the Comcast guy- no comprendo. . . . .

We wait months to get a new movie from the library and just gave up our VHS tapes.  Ok, that’s embarrassing, but come on, they are built like tanks!

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My favorite way to obtain “new” dvds is from garage sales for $2 max and I keep a running list of movies we are looking for.  But, about a year ago, I had had it with dvd cases and messy t.v. armoire cupboards.

I got the kids to focus on purging the dvds with me and then we transferred them all to these little plastic covers. 

Here is a comparison of ten dvds in the original plastic cases versus ten dvds in the little plastic envelope ones.

Dvd Organization Hack

  • First, we took the paper cover and disc out of the plastic cover.

  • Then, we took scissors and trimmed the spine section of the paper cover away.
  • This left a front and back cover and a disc.
  • The plastic covers off Amazon can hold up to two discs.
    • However, if you have a collectors edition set, I would just keep them in their regular case.
  • Place the front page and the back page in the plastic cover.
  • Place the disc in the little fabric pocket and place in between the two pages.
  • Tuck the top flap into place.

  • Organize in a pretty container in alphabetical order.

It’s been a year since we set up our new system and we still love it!  We have room in the t.v. armoire for a whole cupboard of blankets and a shelf for workout gear.

Now, I just need to figure out more things to condense!!


Watch this video to see how easy it is!



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  1. Sherry Stuifbergen
    July 23, 2018 / 6:28 PM

    Where does one get these thinner DVD holders” Walmart? Dollar Store?

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 23, 2018 / 11:30 PM

      I found mine on Amazon, you will find that link in the post. Let me know if you need anymore help!

  2. Jeanne
    July 23, 2018 / 6:48 PM

    Love this idea! Already checked them out at Amazon.
    Now if I could just get my husband to give up his huge VHS tape collection…. !!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 23, 2018 / 11:31 PM

      Oh yes! The VHS. That’s tough one, I had to find replacement dvds for some of the VHS before the family would let go. haha!

  3. Tracy
    July 24, 2018 / 10:10 AM

    Guess what I am doing this weekend?! This is a brilliant idea. I am going to save so much space. Now my husband probably won’t let me touch his DVD’s but the rest are going to be downsized. Thank you so much for sharing. I have limited space as it is and this is just going to help so much. So excited.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2018 / 6:36 PM

      Oh good, I’m glad you found some inspiration!

  4. Tanya Hulbert
    July 24, 2018 / 9:50 PM

    I did something similar years ago because I too, was tired of how much space the DVD’s take up. I love your idea even more. Mine went into more like a photo album type book but still saved a ton of space. Of course the basket is so much prettier though.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2018 / 6:37 PM

      Oh yes, that is a good option, too. Haha, maybe you could put your dvd case in a basket;)

  5. Maggie mann
    July 25, 2018 / 5:32 PM

    Nice idea, so now where are all the cases? Are they recyclable? You’ve traded a larger plastic case for a smaller plastic sleeve? I have enjoyed and participated in your decluttering program, and now I’m becoming very aware of the amount of waste we are generating. Could a paper system be used, for example. I don’t have answers just yet, but asking lots of questions. I admire those who are able to minimize screen time for their families, not criticizing that. As we declutter our lives, let’s look closely at where our items end up. Every little bit helps!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 25, 2018 / 6:35 PM

      In the video I mention that the cases are recycled. You could definitely use paper if you want, but our family needed something a little more sturdy. As for the decluttering, I did not find it necessary to throw out hardly anything, the majority of our items were either donated or sold on Craigslist. Hope that helps!

  6. July 26, 2018 / 9:40 AM

    Thank You!!! What a great space saver. This is just what I needed.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 28, 2018 / 4:11 PM

      Oh awesome! I love helping people save space and simplify their homes! xoxo

  7. Susan
    July 29, 2018 / 8:36 AM

    Any similar ideas for CDs? Also, what did you do with your old VHS tapes?

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 14, 2018 / 10:51 PM

      Hmmm, we have our cds in a little canvas binder with plastic sleeves. And we donated all our VHS to Goodwill.

  8. Cindy
    August 23, 2018 / 7:17 AM

    OMGoodness! This was a brilliant idea. Thank you so much. Just got finished with my dvd’s last night. Freed up sooooo much space!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 23, 2018 / 11:47 AM

      Yaaaasss! So proud of you. Enjoy!!

  9. Stacy
    January 5, 2019 / 4:10 PM

    I just ordered the sleeves from your link. Thanks for being so generous and sharing this fantastic idea! I just found your blog, can’t wait to read it all. Thank you!!!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      January 5, 2019 / 8:43 PM

      Oh good, Stacy. I think you will LOVE your new system! I’m so pleased our paths have crossed. xoxo

  10. D
    August 17, 2019 / 9:48 AM

    Great idea! Approx how many DVDs were you able to fit in each basket? Thanks!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:10 PM

      Oh gosh, that’s a good question. I’m guessing about 80. Hope that helps!

  11. Deanna Worm
    December 13, 2020 / 4:13 PM

    I love this! Cannot wait to order and get them condensed. Now need to find something for my cd collection.

    I am so happy I found your site. I have been watching a video each morning before work and am learning so much. Hope to get into your design school.

    Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!

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