One thing in my living room that is a total eyesore, is our DVD collection. When my husband and I first got married and we combined our DVD collections, we bought a big wooden DVD storage shelf. After a while, we managed to fill the shelving unit and then some. (When I say "and then some", I mean 600+ DVDs). And in my opinion, nothing looks tackier than a ton of DVD cases taking up space in my living room. So I was determined to eliminate some of the clutter by figuring out a way to condense all the movies.
A long time ago, I saw somewhere online an idea for putting your DVDs in plastic sleeves instead of keeping them in the cases. So after some searching on Amazon and other online sites, I came across these DVD sleeves that let you put two movies into one sleeve! I found the ones below on Target.com for about $13.99 for 25 sleeves (which fits 50 movies!) Awesome!
I bought a few packages of these sleeves and as soon as I started using them, I went online and order enough packages to fit most of our movie collection! Each sleeve holds 2 DVDs and the case art for both movies! I even put the inserts from inside the cases in there too! In the picture below on the right, there are 56 movies in those sleeves. Now picture 56 DVD cases and how much room that would take up.
Now I can store our whole movie collection in neat little baskets on a shelf instead of all those cases!