DVD Hoarders Anonymous

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Photo Credit: Nick Stone.

My husband collects DVDs. There are so many of them in this house that I’m considering starting a bonfire. At last count, there are almost 800 of the nasty things crammed in our walk in closet. Years ago husband had a carpenter come in here and make custom shelves for them. This is before I came on the scene. My mistake. Should have checked out his closets before I married him. Maybe I will write a letter to that Hoarder show on TV and see if he is eligible for a visit from a pop-psychologist.

The damned things are like rats. I am convinced that they multiply during the night. If there is an apocalypse we’re covered. We won’t have electricity, but maybe I can get him to buy one of those bikes that you pedal to power the TV, just in case. The DVDs used to be in some kind of order.  I ambushed him with a label maker and threatened acts of violence if something wasn’t done about the confusion. That solution lasted about 3 months, until the amount of DVDs again grew out of the space provided. Now there is a stack of 15 new ones collecting dust on the bookcase by the TV.

He has a plan in the works to have a carpenter come in and build MORE shelves in his office. To add to the outrage, Mr. Husband announced yesterday that he intends to replace all his favorites with Blu-rays. Yippee, can’t friggin wait.

I am a minimalist. Building more shelves to store more junk in this already over stuffed house is about as appealing as cleaning out a collection of neglected cat litter boxes. Maybe worse. Netflix is where it’s at, in my opinion. So much less wasteful. Don’t have to storage problems. A little elbow room and more space for my shoes. Now, if I could only convince the hub-man.

Better yet, next boy’s night out I’m going to convert the entire bedroom into a closet. Trouble is he would probably like that and rush out the door to buy more stuff.

Interesting concept on this site: In a World Where…Everyone Has a Library

Photo Credit: Nick Stone.

The Continuing Saga of DVD Hoarders Anonymous

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229 responses

  1. Same here. Got into a fight over getting rid of …..wait for it….’idle hands’ really? In the last 10 years how many times have you watched it?? 0
    Now I can’t get rid of dvds that we also have on blueray. B/c sometimes the bluerays don’t come with a regular copy….and? We have 2 blueray players and the playstation2.
    And to think when we first moved in together I thought it was cute we both had some of the same dvds.
    If he were buying good blueray dvds it might not be so annoying. But his recent purchase. The crow??? Horrible “acting” stupid bs movie.

  2. I see where you are going with this. With the invention of streaming media via services like Netflix and Hulu, owning a closet full of DVDs is something you don’t see anymore.

    You see, I’m the type of person that watches a movie once or twice then goes on with his life. I don’t need to go out and buy the DVD and let it sit in my entertainment center–I find a new movie to enjoy. Because, guess what happens if I do go out and buy the DVD. That’s right, I never watch it. Ever. It just sits on the shelf, gathering dust for months before I replace it with something of better value.

    I just see owning a DVD is a waste of money. Especially if you have a Netflix account or a cable movie package.

    1. I love my Netflix account. Not so impressed with the cable movie package because it’s the same thing over and over and over. Then the next month the same thing over and over……

  3. OMG! I collevt DVD’s aswell… some I haven’t even seen… I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing… lol

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