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Decluttering: DVDs & Blu-Rays

Last night, I completed my first decluttering project to get ready for RV life: my movie collection. It was a task to get my feet wet when it comes to downsizing, but I have so much more to do.

I went through my movie collection and converted my physical copies to digital copies using Vudu's Disc to Digital service, which I'd selectively used in the past. The service is not free, but only costs about $2 per movie. About 75% of my collection was converted, but the others I put in a DVD binder I received for Christmas. I'll link to the one I asked for here. It holds 264 DVDs, so with my 166 discs, I have room to grow (if needed).

During the process, Loki decided he needed to help and sat down right in the middle of my binder. A cat's gonna cat, I guess.

Back to the project...

I pulled the case liners out and bagged them up for the garbage, but put the empty cases aside to either give away or recycle. I looked up places online to see who might take empty cases and tried my local public library. They only take movies, but you might try your own library and have better luck.

As for the movies themselves, there are several options available for selling them:

If you just want to get rid of them and don't want the hassle of selling them, here are some great options for donating:

  • Local public library

  • Homeless/women's shelters

  • Youth programs

  • Daycare facilities

  • Thrift stores (I usually prioritize the use of ones that support my local homeless shelter, but that's just personal preference.)

Or just search "DVD donations near me" for something more localized to you.

I'm leaning toward selling them on Decluttr for myself, but haven't made up my mind yet. Stayed tuned for a future blog post where I detail what I do with items I declutter.

What about you? Have you decluttered your movie (or music) collection? If so, what did you do with the physical discs? Let me know in the comments below!

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