Purge Day 27: DVD’s

October 27, 2014


Day 27 Purge via A Bowl Full of Lemons


We are on Day 27 of our 31 Day Purge.  Today we are sorting through all of those DVD’s.  Lets get purging!


Organizing DVD's via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Purge Day 27: DVD’s

Task:  Sort through all DVD’s, purging any that you no longer want or use.

Organizing Tip:  Organize DVD’s in an acrylic storage box (or any box that will work for you), then label sleeves with the title & number.


If you are new to the purge, start at the beginning HERE. Don’t forget to share your purge pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #abfol31daypurge.



9 comments on “Purge Day 27: DVD’s

  1. Ellen says:

    Do you take your DVDs out of the box? That is my dilemma. You can’t resell them later without the box and at least you get something for all that money you put into them originally. But then there’s the space factor. Hmmm.

    • Rachel says:

      You can keep those boxes for the movies you could see one day parting with (for me, it’s the kids movies and some chick flicks). Store them in a box in the back of an out of the way closet or the attic/basement. The others you can donate to your local library or if your refuse company accepts the plastic, recycle them.

      • Ellen says:

        The majority of the movies are my husbands then my daughters. I think I have 5. He refuses to part with the cases, just double checked. Any other storage advice?

  2. I need to do this SO BAD! I have them all organized, but I have trouble getting rid of them because I keep thinking I may watch them.

  3. emorra says:

    We store our DVDs in 4-per-page disc binders, commonly available at places like Wal-Mart. They are stored on a shelf beside our tv. We have 4 of these binders: one is for regular movies, one is for tv shows, one is for kids’ movies, and (because we are weird) one is for British period dramas. Because of NetFlix, we don’t see our DVD collection growing any further, and every year we go through and purge discs we don’t need anymore. Some day there will likely be a fight between our kids when they leave for college about who gets the set of Harry Potter movies and who gets the various Disney movies, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it…

  4. Beth says:

    We switched to the DiscSox sleeve system. You can get rid of the boxes, still keep the inserts/artwork, and reduces space by 75%.

  5. Auds says:

    I find that sleeves leave scratch marks on my DVDs which is why I leave them in their cases now. I’ve lost so many DVDs because of sleeves sadly….don’t think I could go back to sleeves any time soon.

  6. We took it a step further and copied all of our DVDs (just the ones we own!) to our iTunes library (using a free program called HandBrake). We have an AppleTV hooked up in the living room, so now when we want to watch something, we just have to scroll through a menu and select it. The discs themselves went into “cold storage” in a deep, dark corner of the attic, and I doubt we’ll ever need them again, unless the hard drive AND its backup crash.

    Our iTunes library is on an external hard drive, and we had about 5 Expedit cubes full of discs that we were able to clear out of the living room- such a huge space-saver!

  7. Dee Evans says:

    I just recently went through tons of VHS tapes. Next door to our home is a home for developmentally challenged men. I asked ahead of time do they have a VHS player. Most people don’t have them anymore and I had tons of videos. Yes they did. Asked if they would like some movies ranging from Disney to old John Wayne stuff. Sure. So I loaded up the car with three large storage tubs and drove next door. Brought the first box in and Thanks. Come back with the other two. They were just so excited. It was Christmas in July. Donate or have a garage sale. Boy do they go. Now I’m purging again in your challenge. This has been a fun challenge for me from the get go. Love reading what everyone does and can incorporate some into my home. Thanks for all the great advice.

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