We love movies. In fact, we love movies so much we have a ridiculous collection of them.
Maybe we don’t have a huge amount by some people’s standards, but we still have a lot. Most of them we bought used for less than $10, from the $5 bin, or were given to us. We have inset shelving in our living room, which is full. We have another free-standing rack, which is full.
My solution is to convert all of our movies that we want to keep into digital files I can keep on an external hard drive. It’s a long process, but I’m already about 60% of the way through. All the files can be easily accessed without ever opening a single DVD case.
I also bought a streaming media player that has a USB connection, so I can plug in the hard drive and play everything directly to the TV.
With all of our movies housed on one small device, there is no need to have the DVD cases cluttering up our living and taking up space, or have loose discs floating around.
Is your movie collection out-of-control?