This is the mess I started with in our TV cabinet this morning
Even more that wouldn't fit in the cabinet had moved over to the adjoining shelf
Two drawers full of wires and crap. Loaded it all in a basket for Hubby to sort. The drawers are now cleaned out. Wires and such are in the garage where they belong.
11 remote controls for ONE TV, what the heck. We are now down to the 2 that we need
Lots of sorting and list making went on.
The end results are DVD's that we like and will play in the equipment we have.
While I was working on my decluttering challenge I got the laundry caught up. I love doing my hubby's wash, he always has cash in his pockets, scored $39.00 today!!
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I had thought today's decluttering would be quick and easy, NOT!! I spent so much time sorting unopened DVD's hubby has received as gifts over the past few years I was ready to pull my hair out. The duplicates were moved to the hall table and are being sent to various homes that will enjoy them. I have put all family members on notice NO MORE DVD's for hubby!!!!
We also had piles and piles of VHS tapes, I can't remember how many years it has been since we got rid of our VHS player so we had no need for the things, however they were favorites of our big girls when they were our little girls :( Whats a Mom to do? Load up the ones that were not so special and begin an Amazon search for the ones I knew I couldn't find around town. BINGO, we have the entire set of "Shirley Temple", "Little House on the Prairie" and the original "Little Woman" on there way. This purchase was sooo not in the budget but I pulled from some mad money and made it happen. After much sorting and list making I loaded up all the VHS tapes and headed to Goodwill before hubby got home and would want me to store yet something else that was useless to us in the attic. The back end of my car was loaded down with last weeks clean out and an additional 4 bags of tapes.
On the way home I spotted a Blockbuster that was still opened, all the rest have gone out of business. With list in hand I went in to see if I could find any used for sale or clearance DVD's on my list. YA baby I found a bunch 5/$20.00 and a few more that were new marked down to $7.00. I was on a quest (spending spree) to find even more so Wally world was the next stop. I did find some in the $10.00 rack and a few at full price, you can guess what happened next, yep they all came home with me. We still have a bit of a list I will be replacing but I am holding off until I help DD#1 clean out her TV cabinet, I know Tyler has taken many home with him. I had a bad feeling about this decluttering challenge from the get go, that it would cost me some dollars...and it did today. I am OK with the spending, we had the cash to lay down and our little ones will enjoy the same wholesome movies their Mommies grew up on, money well spent
Have any of you ended up spending as you have been working the decluttering challenge? I know I am probably the odd man out but I feel really good knowing our family DVD library is all tidy and will be complete once the big old box from Amazon arrives.