My husband collects DVDs.
There are so many of them we could be a local BlockBuster. At last count, there were over 900! I’m convinced they multiply overnight. Or we have house elves. Either way, if there is an apocalypse, we’re covered, the neighborhood is covered, even the town would be covered. We might not have electricity – but maybe I can get one of those bikes that you pedal to power the TV – just in case.
We started with a DVD Rack from Wal-Mart. That grew to 2, 3, then 4 racks in our tiny California apartment. When we moved, we decided to invest in a bookcase – since we had a whole extra bedroom and all to fill with our things. That solution lasted about 3 months, until the amount of DVDs again grew out of the space provided. So we bought a matching bookcase. Those damn house elves – we soon found ourselves with 4 bookcases! At this point, the wall space in our “spare bedroom” was growing a lil’ thin.
The DVDs are, of course, in alphabetical order. So imagine the work it took to keep those babies organized with weekly new additions. Did you know that DVDs are released every Tuesday? Yep. You can check out your local Wal-Mart, Target, Best-Buy, or even mobile apps such as Fandango or Flixter to see the new releases. Needless to say, the layout was simply not working for us…
So naturally, the hubby decided to spruce up the bookshelves to make MORE room. He added two more shelves per case, which also allowed the DVDs to stand up in nice rows. Such a man with his power tools!
So what will you find our on shelves? Action, Suspense, Horror, Drama. But wait – I also see Dumbo, The Notebook, Grease…just how did those get in there? Those nasty lil’ house elves…filling our shelves with Disney & Classics & Romantic Comedies. OK, scratch that top line. If I’m being totally honest here…my husband and I collect DVDs.
Welcome to DVD Hoarders, Anonymous!