10 Days to Clutter Free: Makeover Your Media Center

Megan Van Schaick

home organizationI don't know about you, but my media center is a mass of DVDs, video games, CDs and a bunch of other stuff that can really only be labeled: "crap."

It's an unending struggle to keep everything neat and in order, not to mention clean. Even with doors, dust seems to gather, discs are left out, cords appea ... I think you're beginning to get the picture. It's starting to seem like a lost cause.

So I turned once again to Jill Pollack Lewis, who has been helping with our 10 Days to Clutter Free countdown. It's Day 6!

Step 1: Save only the bare essentials

What Should Be There:

  • Television
  • Video game systems and games
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Board games

Step 2: Rethink your center's purpose

What Should Not Be There:

  • Important files
  • Medicine
  • Checkbooks
  • Anything not entertainment related


Step 3: Get organized tips

  • Buy CD and DVD books to store discs and booklets and toss the jewel cases
  • Buy a small travel CD case if you want to travel with CDs
  • Invest in a good MP3 player and digitize your music collection
  • Repurpose a basket or tray to contain all the remotes and controllers


Image via Piat/Flickr

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