I don't know why, but we have hundreds of movies at our house! It didn't seem like an obsession. I was in high school when the first VCRs came out. We were fascinated with the idea that we could choose a movie we really liked, plunk down $3 for the movie and $5 to rent the VCR and then take the whole thing home and plug it into our TVs. It was amazing!
It was pretty expensive for everyday use, remember it was the early 80s, but for a party or even a date it wasn't too bad. We didn't have a VCR of our own until we lived in Logan in 1987 and then they were still very expensive. I'm sure my sweetie would disagree, but I'm thinking we paid three or four hundred dollars for our first one.
One of the first movies we owned was a copy of my graduation from the University of Utah. My sister made it for me and we didn't even have a VCR at the time to watch it. If I were really talented I'd figure out how to share a little footage with you. Maybe Bossy can do that.
Anyway, that was 25 years ago and now we have so many movies we don't know what to do with them all! And we have donated boxes full in the past. I just don't know what to do with all of these old VHS movies. The kids don't want to part with the Disney Princess movies because even though we have replaced many of them with DVDs, quite honestly a DVD doesn't have a very long shelf-life at my house. Half a dozen times in the DVD player and they are scratched beyond use.
Then there is the cupboard full of movies that we have only watched once. I don't know why we keep them. My sweetie says we paid too much for them to just get rid of them so they fill the cupboard and spill out onto the shelves. We just boxed up two large Tupperware boxes full of VHS movies to put in the storage room until we can bear to part with them.
How do you deal with this problem?