DVDs

6 easy ways to cut down your DVD collection

DVDs take up space. The more you buy, the less space you have. That’s why it’s important to review your collection every now and again, to get rid of what you don’t need.

Here are five categories of DVDs to look out for the next time you’re cutting down your collection, as well as one important reminder!


The Once-Watched

We’ve all got them: the movies we watched once, thought ‘meh’ and then never watched again.

There is literally no point in keeping these movies. They’re plastic ornaments eating up valuable space in your home. Sell them, make some money and move on!


The Bargain Buys

Nothing is more alluring than a low price tag, which leads a lot of people to buy stuff they don’t want or need. DVDs are no exception: how many dodgy action films or terrible horror movies are in your collection because they cost a couple of dollars?

Selling these movies is an easy way to cut your collection down to size.


The Not As Good As You Remembers

Nostalgia is powerful. So powerful, in fact, that it can make you think an average movie was really, really good.

Seriously, how many times have you watched a movie you remember loving and thinking ‘wow, that was not as good as I remember’ at the end?

Dig out anything you suspect might be benefiting from rose-tinted glasses and if you’re disappointed by the end credits, sell it!


The Show Off Movies

Come on, admit it: you don’t really like French arthouse cinema. You only bought Au Hasard Balthazar to show dates how cultured and thoughtful you are.

Alright, so some people really do like French arthouse cinema. But we’re willing to bet at least some of you own DVDs that you bought for the title, and the prestige that comes with it, instead of the movie itself.

Unless you’ve got a movie critic visiting every day, there’s no need to keep the movies you bought to impress people. Get rid and fill the space with something you actually enjoy.


The Embarrassing Secrets

In drawers across the country lie our shameful movie secrets. The bad taste comedies. The low budget action movies. The stuff mom and dad warned you about.

There’s no shame in enjoying these movies, of course. I love terrible action movies from the 80s and I’m not ashamed to admit it. But if you’re too crippled by embarrassment to even consider taking them out when other people are around, save yourself the pain and misery and sell them.


Remember: People Aren’t That Impressed!

Unlike fine art or rare Pokémon cards, DVDs are inexpensive and easy to find. I could go out and buy the entire Federico Fellini filmography right now. In fact, I don’t even need to leave my seat.

As such, a DVD collection isn’t that impressive. Sure, it shows people what you’re into but, unless you collect ultra-rare DVDs, you haven’t had to expend that much time or effort putting it together.

If you’re watching all of those DVDs on a regular basis, great. If not, get some cash for them and enjoy the extra space!


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