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How to Sort your Movie Collection

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Entertainment center with a few DVDsLights, camera, action! Watching movies is great fun, and it’s quite enjoyable to build a collection of movies you love seeing again and again. However, over time your collection can grow into an unmanageable size, making it hard to keep track of the movies you’d like to see. Today we’ll look at a method to get your movies under control so you can get back to watching them!


The first thing you should do is go through your collection. Look over each movie – ask yourself when you last watched it, how much you enjoy it, and most importantly if you’d watch it again. Seriously consider getting rid of a movie if you can’t come up with a good answer to all three. Additionally, try to clear out VHS tapes whenever possible. They’re bulkier and wear down more easily than modern digital media, and DVD or Blu-Ray versions of older movies are generally lower-priced. Replacing old tapes that you watch often is an inexpensive and wise investment. Of course, you can go fully digital and just stream or download items straight to your computer!

Streamline cases

Once you’ve thinned out your collection, it’s time to slim down your cases. DVD cases have a lot of extra, unneeded space – they’re twice as tall as the disks and much thicker than the disk and guide. By using plastic sleeves or slim cases, you can more than halve the space that your DVDs take up. You can decide whether to keep the paper inserts or take up even less space by only keeping the disks themselves. Of course, this may not always be feasible – it’s all right to leave a few in their fancier cases or keep boxed sets together. The important thing is to make sure that that the majority of the movies have been taken care of.

Sort it out

Now it’s time to sort all your movies. The most obvious way is to alphabetize them from A to Z. You can also use a few other methods to sort them more efficiently – divide movies by genres, or split the kids’ videos from your movies. As long as movies are grouped together in ways that make them easy to find, you’ve done a good job.

The Solution

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