closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana


>> Blog Home


custom cabinets reach-in closets organizing tips multifaceted office design vanities brass hardware multifaceted office space custom storage solutions closet os video gloss cabinet drawers closet organization tips create zones with design closet organization systems awards 2014 closet color trends task lighting tricks to make small spaces feel bigger pull out mirror multi-use office creative custom closet design custom garage design solutions man cave updates challenging home organization solutions mahogany melamine look gift bag storage spaces cover up computer and lighting wires spring closet cleaning mirror placement in design hiding wires with design pre-built cabinets ultimate garage office organization incandescent and compact fluorescent closet organization full length vertical drape small windows garage shelving garage organization Closet Os Overview dressing room closet organizing systems video office wall unit Chicago closet organizers furniture for small spaces vertical and horizontal storage space craft storage room Top Shelf Industry Design Awards media storage solutions gift wrapped storage station elegant prints fro home Chicago closets contemporary closets designing around obstacles comtemporary closet design mudroom ambient lighting create a wood texture look with melamine custom wall units maximize closet storage bedroom wall unit home office design shoe closet closet os awards attic storage ideas multi-functional mudroom design garage cabinets makeup vanities led closet master closet remote controlled lighting pantry organization tips grouping together food storage items utilize pantry space angies list super service awards pantry organization attic closet solutions multi-use office entryway built in usb cable stations ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets ribbon storage ideas boutique size walk in closet master organizer closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin closet design build in storage cordless lighting fixtures master closet design designing with mirrors walnut and burl inlay bright color home decorating custom closets melamine textures vintage garage design multi-function furniture cedar backed closet patterned glass and mirrored doors reorganize clutter award winning garage Home Organzing System Home and Garage Organization multi-functional office and storage shared closet organization family activity area Closet Design Tips organized closet closet mirrors organize shared closet space customer service kids' closets reduce clutter angie's list award antique decorating trends shoe closet design tips master bedroom closet eliminate electronic cable clutter pullout media cabinets Home Organizing Tips organized media center reach in closets gift wrapping counter top pantry storage options Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" garage design closet lighting 2014 home decorating ideas reduce clutter in home Closets: interior design trends closet remodeling home office organization pantry de-clutter create illusion of more space with mirrors beautiful custom storage solutions hiding fuse box in closet loset organization


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter


Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Organize Your Media Cabinet

Monday, October 21, 2013
Media Wall OrganizationMedia cabinets and closets are a place in your home where a couple of hours invested could net you lots of new storage space. And, perhaps, even some new entertainment value.

We all have a bit of “old media syndrome” - whether it's cassettes, VHS or DVD's (dare we not say 8-Tracks). We're so “full of media” that we often can't find the titles we're looking for when we want them. Plus most of us have outdated items that we'll never view or need to reference again (remember, you can find almost anything on line these days, with the exception of your personal wedding video, though perhaps you uploaded that to You Tube too!)

Here are some action steps to take that will bring your media in to the 21st century:

Get a couple of big shopping bags or boxes for sorting. One box is for any duplicates as well as for things you no longer have the technology to watch (like tapes that require a VCR) and don't love enough to pay to have transferred to new technology.

modern home theater solutionshome office media center

Second box is for those items you want to have transferred to new technology, along with a “by when” date that you'll get it completed by. We're not making a “to do” pile here. We're committing to getting organized, getting rid of and getting current. If you're really good with technology and have the time, you can do these transfers yourself. If not, you can take them to somewhere like Costco and get it done for around ten dollars each.

Third box is for the “keepers”. In order to really save space and time, you should take all of these out of their plastic cases and put them into binders with appropriately sized sleeves. They will be easier to find in the future and allow you more space to buy more media (who doesn't like that idea?). You can find media binders at places like Office Max or any other office supply store.

pull out media shelvingIdeally, you would organize things alphabetically. And it's a good idea to leave an open space every “here” and “there” so if you add something later, there is space. Be organized, but perfection is not required.

Also, consider accessibility. Make sure you have some storage low enough for kid's if you allow them to access the media. On the other end, don't go so high that you can't see what the media is or read the title. If you incorporate the binder idea, you can go higher because you'll be pulling down the binder and looking inside.

And don't get too specific in your media storage solutions. Face it, media is a result of technology and technology changes as fast as we can turn around. You want to incorporate design that isn't so specific that it can't be changed. Sometimes drawers can be “over-divided” and then your options become limited. You want organized spaces that have flexibility. Shelving that is adjustable and a combination of open and closed storage is ideal.

Good luck! And send us your pictures once you've re-organized. We would love to see your progress. And if you need help, give us a call at 866-521-4267 and one of our designers will schedule a time to discuss your project with you.


Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems