With 7 people in the family, DVDs can cause a huge mess. My wife and I were getting tired of finding loose DVDs sitting on the shelf and having little finger prints all over them. So, I eliminated the DVD cases and put every DVD into a simple DVD carrying case (holds 96 DVDs). By doing this, we can quickly take our collection of DVDs with us on the road, allow even our 4 year old to browse through the entire collection, all while not ever needing to get the DVDs damaged. It also made it simple for them to return the DVDs to the case because they didn't have to "find" the original box again. This literally has saved us money, time, and made our living area much more organized.