If your home is like most households, your home entertainment center may be the focal point of your living room. Use these home entertainment center organization hacks to prevent a jumbled mess of DVDs, electronics and cords from cluttering up your view.
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My favorite home entertainment center organization hacks:
1 – Declutter DVDs, CDs, and video games
Use a streaming service and ditch all DVDs and CDs or greatly reduce them.
If you have Amazon Prime, you already have movies and TV included. Did you know you can usually buy digital movies for cheaper than you can buy an actual DVD in the store through Amazon? Take advantage of the cost savings if you must own a movie and cut the visual clutter!
2 – Create a storage solution for DVDs and CDs not decluttered
For any DVDs and CDs kept, they look less cluttered if they can be hidden. You don’t need any fancy storage solutions. Chances are, after decluttering, you have more available space.
After decluttering my daughter’s room, her entire bottom drawer of her chest of drawers was left empty. We were able to store all kid DVDs and CDs in there.
I’m also a huge fan of media centers with cabinet doors. I like to hide the clutter!
Stand-alone DVD and CD holders usually contribute to more floor clutter. If you can combine everything into one unit, that’s preferred.
If you have a ton of DVDs, I love this solution to still hold on to them but cut down on the space they take up!
Related post: Flat Surface Clutter Rule
3 – Create a storage solution for your electronics
For all remaining electronics, create a neat and organized appearance. Get rid of any appliances you no longer use (the VCR should be long gone!)
I love a home entertainment center with shelves or cabinet doors that can hide what survives the decluttering cut. Only keep visible the most used electronics. The rest can be a little less accessible if not used all the time.
4 – Conceal cords
Bundle the cords and secure them together to keep a more uniform and tidy look.
You can use any number of tricks for concealing cords. My favorite cheap option is to use zip-ties.
If you want to get a little fancier, you can purchase cord concealers that can be painted.
5 – Label the cords
Make moving furniture around a whole lot easier with cord labels, especially if you are getting ready to move soon or just moved.
For a cheap option, grab a roll of masking tape and a Sharpie.
If you want to get a little fancier, you can purchase cord labels for a pretty cheap price.
6 – Create a home for remotes
If the remotes have a forever home, it is easier for people to put them back when done using them. One option is to store all your remotes together. Use a pretty tray, small basket, or something similar.
Get yourself and your family used to always putting the remoted back in the same area. No more digging in the couch cushions!
Bonus if you can get a universal remote and combine all your remote uses into one! This universal remote that can handle Alexa, most TVs, game consoles and DVD players. Plus, you can use your phone to control it!
7 – Create a cute way to share your WiFi password
If you create a cute way to share your WiFi password, you no longer have to flip over the router every time someone one comes over to visit.
Download a copy of this WiFi Password Printable :
8 – Create a TV guide for guests and babysitters
I feel like we have the most complicated tv process with our dumb tv, Alexa Firestick, and multiple streaming services.
Create a TV users guide others can reference to navigate your TV and home entertainment system. You can even put it in a cute frame on an empty shelf, so it is easily accessible.
This takes me back to, I should buy a universal remote that can simply handle it all!
9 – Use shelves or cabinets to organize your home entertainment center
I’m a big fan of entertainment centers that allow you to hide as much clutter as possible.
Your entertainment center can have open shelving with holes for cords to sneak out the back, one with closing cabinet doors, or one that allows for baskets to organize and hide your media center essentials.
Check out this post on the best DIY home entertainment centers.
If DIY isn’t your thing, Amazon has tons of entertainment centers available for an affordable price.
I got lucky and found a corner entertainment center on Facebook Marketplace for $20, so don’t forget to look there too!
10 – Consider mounting your TV on the wall
One easy way to clear up space with your entertainment center is to mount your TV on the wall.
You can use a wall mount that retracts, tilts and moves in and out. These give you a lot more flexibility with your home entertainment center, as the big TV is out of the way. It also allows for more flexible viewing options, which is great if you have kids that like to watch TV from the floor. (Make sure to get the right size for your TV!)
Use these home entertainment organization hacks to clean up the focal point of your TV watching space. Give your space an uncluttered and clean look so you can actually relax when you sit down to watch your favorite show or movie!