Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tip: Clean out VHS Tapes

I've been thinking about this for a long time but haven't been able to bring myself to do it.  I was reading Better Homes and Gardens on my last car trip and they had a quote from Clutterdiet.com

"If you no longer own a VCR, get rid of those VHS tapes.  Donate or dispose of them (greendisk.com will take 20 pounds of your technotrash for $7 plus shipping).  Replace favorite titles on DVD."

Ugh.  I have boxes and boxes of my favorite movies on VHS tapes taking up valuable landscape in my basement and no VCR to play them on.  I shudder to think of how much money I spent on those over the years.  But, the time has come.  I need to get 'em outta here. 

I don't think I necessarily agree iwth the part that calls for replacing favorite titles on DVD.  I'll probably just use Netflix if I want to see them - that'll really decrease the clutter.

Am I the only one who is still desperately clinging to their old VHS tapes??

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  1. I still have my VHS tapes! But I have a working VCR, and we have one at the beach...so until the VCRs break, I guess I can get away with it. :)

    Good call on Netflix, though...no one "needs" all of those movies. However, you should certainly purchase Anne of Green Gables on DVD!!!

  2. Already have Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea - couldn't live without them. Liz, sounds like you could use some of my old VHS tapes - oh wait, we are supposed to be de-cluttering you!

  3. So funny! I just went through our DVD collection (yes, I'm ahead of you and Liz and got rid of my VHS tapes years ago!) and saw Anne of Green Gables and thought, "never will I give this up!" Best Buy is now buying used videos and games. Might be worth it to look online how much they'll buy it for, although you may get more $ on ebay.

  4. Oh, and Cameron - I'm not sure how much money you spent on A LOT of those VHS movies Miss Basement Pirate-tor!

  5. I still have my vhs tapes and 2 working vcrs. we also have them on dvd. my husband and i love the classics. when ever we go out i try to look for the disndy movies in the white cases and some classic disney like the sing alongs. and netflicks is good but it doesn'ts have every thing that i like, like the neverending story 1,2,3 or the live action series or the cartoon series. but its still nice to have. and i have all anne of green gables books, vhs, dvds.i'm working on the rest of the series like emily of new moon. only have season 1,3. but we love our vhs.


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