The best DVD organization solution to save space

Learn how I saved 75% of the space occupied by my DVDs and Blu-rays with this easy and quick organization idea. You’ll even get to keep all your movies!

If you have kids like me, you probably have a ton of DVDs and Blu-rays of animated movies that are taking way to much space!

Should I sort or get rid of some? Sorry, but I can’t throw them away! Especially the Disney ones that get in stores only every 10 years! I still need to keep these classic movies for a few more years !!! But how to find good DVD storage that saves space while keeping your DVDs?

Several years ago, I bought the IKEA Billy Bookcase made especially for DVDs. It was the perfect media storage. The multiple shelves stored all my DVDs and CDs, it was great. But time has passed and it’s not the style I’m looking for anymore in my living room! Plus, I already used them of an entirely new purpose. You can see what I did with them in the post about my craft room makeover.

Do you want to see how much space you can save with this DVD organization solution? Here it is:

Drawer full of DVDs and Blu-rays
Same drawer with the DVDs and Blu-Rays organized into a quarter of the space.

You must admit that it’s completely crazy! I could not believe it myself! It’s about 100 DVDs that now take less than a quarter of the space they originally occupied! That’s 75% less space!

On the other hand, ** WARNING ** (as they say in movies😜) You will have to be “zen” and be ready to throw (well, recycle!) All DVD case and double covers:

DVD cases all piled up

Ouch! It’s pretty scary but so satisfying at the same time!

DVD Organization – How to save space

And still keep your DVDs! Let’s do it! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

What you’ll need:

  • DVD sleeves
  • A bit of time and patience! Or help from the kids!

**Note: these DVD and Blu-Ray sleeves are exactly the ones I bought. There’s also another clear version that seems to also work according to the comments I’ve read.

Steps to follow:

And that’s it! Now, I’ll only have to do the same thing with the rest of the movies we have! But I’m convinced I’ll be able to get them to fit all in the same drawer!!! What do you think?

Next step, I’ll show you two different ways you can organize alphabetically your DVD collection:

  1. By giving you a free SVG file to use with your Cricut
  2. Or this second method if you don’t have a Cricut or any cutting machine.

Do you also have a DVD collection that you don’t want to get rid of? If you don’t have a nice drawer like mine, there are other fun ways you can use the same sleeves. You can use a nice storage box with a cover or even just a simple box to hold them upright. Here are some options for you:

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    18 thoughts on “The best DVD organization solution to save space

    1. I love the idea of using sleeves for our DVDs. Now, if I could only convince the Husband to get rid of the covers so we can do the same! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    2. Bonjour,
      C’est une super idée. Merci.
      Seulement le lien, pour commander les pochettes, n’est pas en français ni en euro et je ne peux pas apparemment faire livrer en France…. Auriez-vous un autre site pour les commander s’il vous plait ?

      1. Désolée! Je suis au Canada, je ne connais pas de site pour livrer en France 🙁

    3. What a great idea. I’m all for saving some space and I had thought about getting rid of some of my DVDs but now I can do this instead. Thank you for sharing. Shared and pinned.

      1. Thank you Amy! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who would love to keep those DVDs!!

    4. I loathe clutter and am constantly giving away things I no longer love. Walt Disney and Christmas DVDs I still love so I keep them. Great way to store them.

      1. Sometimes, it feels so good to get rid of things! But I’m with you with these DVDs! Thanks for your comment!

    5. Love this too, Natalie. I really need to get on this one. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party.

    6. We are in the same boat. We have them stored in several different locations due to running out of space.What a great space saver idea.
      Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

    7. Wow, what a big space difference. I can’t bear to throw away our old DVDs either Natalie, it seems wrong somehow.Can’t wait to see how your classify them

      1. Thanks, Michelle! I feel just like you. We paid the big price for them and they are not worth a lot for resale, so it does feel wrong to throw them away!

    8. This is going to be a lifesaver; I was just thinking about digitizing all my DVDs and getting rid of the hard copies but I’m still an analog girl in this digital world and wanted to keep my hard copies. Thank you for sharing!

      1. I’m glad I helped you!:-) Come back soon to see how I made tabs to classify all the DVDs!

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