This one wasn’t that hard for me, but I know it will be hard for a lot of people. So. A few things to remember before you get started:
- Many local libraries allow you to check out movies. For. Free.
- Netflix is a thing
- So are digital copies.
So there is a quick way to do this, and a 6 month long way to do this.
Would you replace this movie if it was damaged or lost? No? Toss it. (Or donate. Or sell. whatever works for you)
Pretty easy right?
For me I just thought “If Jude broke this, would I replace it?”
6 Month Project:
If you are having a hard time getting rid of movies, this method might be easier for you. Set a reminder on your phone for a date about 6 months from now. Then, every time you watch a movie, put it away backwards. At the end of 6 months you will have a clear picture of what movies you actually watch and what you should probably get rid of.
We were able to get ourselves down to 50 dvds: 35 of ours and 15 for Jude (This is a lie. We have 15 kids movies. Jude only likes about 5 of them. Shhhhh).
And I can name them all without looking :D
We sold the rest of them to a used book store and used the money to go out to dinner at Chipotle. And we even had enough for guac! :D
*If you do a decluttering project, brag about it in the comments to encourage others to do the same!