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Expecting guests this season (or any time of year)? Just a few tricks before company arrives can help your house look its best during the visit and make it easier to clean up when the party’s over.

Before guests arrive:

1. The fastest way to make your home look lovely is to eliminate clutter. For each main room of your house, grab a plastic storage bin and sweep in all the excess clutter and random bits that have accumulated. Store your bins in an out of the way spot—like the garage or laundry room—so they’re ready for you to organize the next day.

2. Go through your menu and choose serving dishes for everything you’re making. Place them on your buffet or table with a post-it indicating what you’ll serve in it. This will not only make your food service faster, but will save you from creating extra dirty dishes when you’re trying to find a serving bowl to accommodate something. If you expect guests to bring something to eat, stash some extra platters and bowls in an easy location so they can add their food to the buffet.

CD and DVD storage furniture

Have too many CDs and movies to keep track of? Here are some creative ideas to help you organize your collection.

1. Start by pulling all of your CDs, DVDs or videos games out of their current state of mess so they can be sifted through.

2. You will need to decide how you would like to organize your collections. Basic organization starts with separating out all types of media (DVDs, CDs, video games) if you have not already done that.  From this point you have options as to how you would like to arrange your separated collections.

  • Alphabetical: Create a list of all the titles in an Excel spreadsheet on your computer. Then sort the entire list with the Sort feature in Excel, which will automatically create an alphabetical list for you.
  • Favorites: Another organization technique is to arrange movies or CDs by your personal likes & dislikes. Place your favorite movies on the top shelf and work down (or to the right) from your starting point.
  • Genre: Organizing by genre is another logical option for arranging media. Separating comedy movies from action movies will take less time than sorting alphabetically—and will speed up the time it take to find what you’re looking for.

3. Once you’ve organized your collection, it’s time to stack, setup and put it away. A simple wall shelf at eye level will do, but we suggests you take a look at our large collection of media storage. You’ll find many easy and affordable upgrades for your home. Solutions carries many different options for storing your media, which will safely and neatly store your DVDs, CDs and video games in attractive wood storage collection of attractive furniture