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How do I Choose the Best DVD Organizer?

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Organizing DVDs for quick access and safe storage is not a difficult process, but you will need to make a decision as to what style of storage you want to use. Some people choose a DVD tower for use as their DVD organizer, while others prefer a CD wallet or booklet for use as a DVD organizer. Consider whether you want to display your DVD cases, or if you would rather simply have a DVD organizer that is useful for compact storage. You may want to consider an organizer that blends in with your other furniture, and for larger DVD collections, you may want to consider a filing cabinet-style organizer.

The simplest DVD organizer is the DVD tower, a tall structure, often made of wood or plastic, in which DVDs stored in their cases can be slipped. The tower features individual slots specifically designed to hold DVD cases; when the DVD is slid into the slot, the title of each DVD can be read easily from the outside of the tower. You will be able to choose your DVD, pull it out of the slot, and replace the DVD case quickly and easily. This design will also allow guests to peruse your DVD collection easily.

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A CD or DVD wallet is another type of DVD organizer, though this one is meant more for compact storage as well as easy access.This method of DVD storage does away with the need for the individual DVD cases; the discs themselves are instead slipped into sleeves on a page within the DVD wallet. These types of cases come in a variety of sizes; some larger CD/DVD wallets feature four slots for DVDs per page, with several pages within the wallet, thereby allowing for storage of up to a hundred or more DVDs per wallet.

Some DVD organizer units mimic the look of your other furniture to blend in without letting on that the unit is an organizer at all. These organizers may feature drawers in which the DVD cases can be stored, or sleeves in which the disc itself can be stored instead. If you want an organizer that will conceal the DVDs when not in use, this is a good choice, though you should be sure to choose one that clearly displays the spine of the DVD case. Otherwise, it can be difficult to identify a specific DVD when you open the drawer.

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