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Decluttering Made Easy™: Media (Music, Movies & More)


DVDs, CDs, vinyl….dare we say cassette tapes? If you’re anything like us, you may have accumulated an extensive media library by now. However, with the advent of streaming music and video, our CD and DVD collections have become somewhat obsolete – not to mention bulky and cumbersome.

Over the years, the CMFTO team has packed boxes and boxes of media for our clients as they prepare to move. Now that we have digital storage options, we no longer need to hold on to hard copies, but many people are reluctant to give up their original CDs and DVDs.

So, what’s the solution?

At CMFTO, we’ve found we can accommodate much more media when we change the way we store our collections. For example, if you’re not ready to upload all your music to a cloud service or platform, you can simply remove your CDs from their cases and transfer them to a binder. This way, you’ll go from having multiple shelves cluttered with hundreds of CDs to a single shelf with a few binders — a tidy, practical solution for the audiophile in all of us.

DVDs are slightly different, but you can apply the same method here. It’s not practical (yet) to upload and store DVDs digitally, so it’s even more important to create a DVD storage system that meets your needs and doesn’t take up unnecessary space in your home.

We love the idea of cataloging our DVDs using plastic sleeves and storage boxes. That way, not only will you be able to sort your collection easily — either alphabetically or by genre — but it will take up about one-tenth the space it did when the DVDs were in their cases. We call that a win-win!

With a little bit of organization, you can consolidate an entire bookshelf of media in just a few binders and small boxes.

Organizing your media is a great project for the whole family. You could even create an assembly line to facilitate the process. The end result: clean, organized, and properly stored music and movies for everyone to enjoy.

All my best,

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