And Stage 2 begins!
Update: As a reminder this is where I got the DVD binders.
Organization here we come:
In all honesty I would not do what I did with this part, because of how much time I added I will explain how I should have done it…
Instead of organizing once the DVDs are out of the case (as I did) I would strongly recommend organizing and categorizing BEFORE you start emptying those cases.
First decide how you want to categorize everything. My catorigies are: Funny, Girlie, Action, Drama, Adventure, Manly, Scary, and Kids. All the DVDs within each group are alphabetical. Each had there own criteria for a movie getting into their binders. Adventure required the story taking place in an unusual world (ei. Harry Potter, Hunger Games). Manly was any comedy that was stupid humor (and typing that I now realize how bad that could be taken hehehe) or inappropriate comedy (ei. Role Models, Ted). Figuring out and set the guidelines first. This way you aren’t bending the rules for those tricky DVDs which makes it tricky to find the DVDs later on.
I made a cover page for each binder just to make it easier to find things. Each pages included the lead Actors, and Actresses names as well as the title.
Then time to label! I want back and forth whether I wanted to do a traditional kind of labeling, or more unique. The verdict was decided based on money, as usual, because frankly I am cheap. If there is a way that I can still make something look great and spend less money it is happening. I went with a removable vinyl. Of all the different ways to label the binders I think I picked the best. It can be cut more decorative if you would like or the simple rectangles I did for a cleaner look. For the color I first tried it in a dark red and then decided against it because it made the bookcase too dark. This meant I got to test out the reliability of the removable nature of the vinyl. It was pretty easy to take off, with the exception of a few that left that sticky crap that nobody likes. The final choice was a dusty blue with gold writing. To distinguish the normal DVDs from the the series I changed the location of the label from the top to the bottom.
The final product. TADA!
Are your DVDs out of control, like ours were?