As a film buff, I’ve spent a great deal of money and time over the years collecting all my favorite movies. I now have over 400 titles and the collection is still growing. Several years ago I purchased a few standard black DVD storage binders and just filled one after the other as the collection grew.
The problem with this system was that the binders all looked the same -there was no way to identify what I had. My movies range in genre; so when I had guests over to watch something in particular, I found myself spending a great deal of time sorting and trying to find the chosen title.
I was constantly frustrated with the process of finding the right movie so I went searching for a better solution. The UniKeep DVD case binder was the best option for me. I loved the customizable clear cover which enabled me to add a paper insert. The binder snaps closed so everything os store secure and dust free. Also, the protective pages were easy to arrange so shifting them in a specific order was made much easier..
How I organized my movie collection
I purchased several UniKeep DVD case binders and went to work.
I’m a creative person so I found some fun emoji designs that I used for repeated patterns, created with a basic paint program on my computer. I used an 11″ x 17″ sized paper and trimmed the sheets to fit inside the clear cover of the UniKeep DVD binder. Each cover design represented a movie genre – Drama, Horror, Comedy, Adventure, Family and Romance.
You can also find different craft paper designs at places like Joanne Fabric, Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Just pick the design/theme that works for your genre and trim it to fit. I used a music design and a Disney design from printed craft paper for two of my collections.
Once I put my DVD collection inside the protective pages, I took the time to sort them by genre and put them in the corresponding binders. They look amazing on my shelves and the ease of finding the right movies has made me appreciate my collection even more.
My only regret is that I hadn’t found this solution before!