Monday, January 26, 2015

Living /Family Room Organization - Media Storage

ASSIGNMENT: Media storage. VCRs, DVRs, and Blue-Rays, Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation; whatever components you have, you probably have movies and games that go into them.
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Where and how are yours stored? Video cabinets, entertainment centers, bookcases, baskets, and hinged benches are some of the storage possibilities. Find places near your components for ease of use if you can.

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Remove all the media and equipment to a sorting place, then wash/wipe down the insides of where you took them from.

Take all of your videos and games, whatever format they are in, and sort through them. There are probably some you never watch or play anymore. Sort those into your trash, sell, or donate bins.

With the ones you are keeping, decide whether you are going to store them alphabetically, by format, by genre, or by some combination. If you have not already, sort your videos from your games.

Return them to their former place; maybe you have identified a better storage spot, but was putting moving them off.  By royal decree (not really), you have my permission to put them somewhere else.

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WHAT I DID: Mine are sorted by categories, like action, comedy, drama, Disney, etc. Then I arrange each category alphabetically. I store the Disney videos on the lower shelves of my cabinet for easy reach for little ones. I reserve the bottom shelves for holiday videos, since they are (usually) watched seasonally.

When he was in high school, my middle son built me a video cabinet – really, a bookcase with doors. After taking the above steps, I had two empty shelves, so I use them for paperbacks. 

Which reminds me, next week, we will tackle our home libraries.