Tuesday, October 7, 2014

.thirty-one days of minimalism: media, pt. two.

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
.Alfred Hitchcock.

Movies: Awhile back I noticed that My husband and I only wanted to watch movies that we hadn't seen before....so what was that huge stack of DVDs doing in the closet?! With iTunes, Redbox, Hulu, Amazon Prime, we just ended up watching shows and movies that way instead of putting in a DVD we already had. They were just taking up space.

So we sold almost all of our DVDs (we each kept a few favorites!) And, truly, there has not been a single night when we wished we'd have kept them all. And the blessing? We took the money from selling all the DVDs to a used bookstore and bought our family a zoo membership. It was something that wasn't in our budget, but the dogies were outside the budget, too. So in practicing minimalism, we gained the opportunity to do something fun with our kiddos. We chose to make memories rather than accumulate possessions, which is really the whole aim.

dear w at the zoo when we first moved
dear w at the zoo this year


  1. I sold all of our DVDs too! We don't even have a DVD player any more. And we indulge in either a zoo or children's museum membership every year. The kids love it!

  2. It's also a good gift suggestion for grandparents, rather than toys or such. A zoo subscription or children's museum is a splurge for a family, but a great gift from grandparents that can be enjoyed again and again.