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Old 01-27-22, 12:26 PM  
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This is in our closet and holds all my workout DVDs. In looking at my history I bought it for $39.99 back in 2017. Itís sturdy and just deep enough for the DVDs so doesnít stick out from the wall too much.

https://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-Maxs.../dp/B00005OT5X
I LOVE this thing!! I like the fact that it's not too deep. I have a lot of my DVDs stored in a traditional bookshelf and it's much deeper than this unit. I actually have VHS tapes stored behind the DVDs so they are at the front of the shelves and not pushed back. I might have to invest in this.
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Old 01-27-22, 01:59 PM  
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large plastic see-through containers (rubbermaid, sterlite, Iris, etc) are what i would recommend.

you can store the DVDs for your current rotation in the dresser and all others in the see through container.

i have an excel spreadsheet that lists the workouts and which container they're in. this way, i can filter by instructor, title, length, etc. to locate the one I need.
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Old 01-27-22, 03:25 PM  
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I have the same setup as sillygirl, only I would not recommend it. It is not as sturdy as I would like. I have carpeted floors in the room this shelf was in, so maybe that makes a difference? I'm looking for another system. I'm thinking that, due to the sheer number of workouts I have (even if I downsized I know I'd have at least 300 workouts with my Cathes, Firms, and Margaret Richard workouts) I may have to go to a case logic type system. I worry about the dvds getting scratched though.
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Old 01-27-22, 03:35 PM  
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I have the same setup as sillygirl, only I would not recommend it. It is not as sturdy as I would like. I have carpeted floors in the room this shelf was in, so maybe that makes a difference? I'm looking for another system. I'm thinking that, due to the sheer number of workouts I have (even if I downsized I know I'd have at least 300 workouts with my Cathes, Firms, and Margaret Richard workouts) I may have to go to a case logic type system. I worry about the dvds getting scratched though.
Thanks, Bubbles. I have carpet in the living room where I keep my DVDs. Some of the storage units I have are a little tippy too. I have pieces of cardboard under the feet to tip them ever so slightly towards the wall so if they decide to tip over, they hopefully, will tip that way and not spill endlessly into the living room.
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Old 01-27-22, 05:34 PM  
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Good points about carpet, everyone! And the possibility of discs getting scratched is one I hadn't considered with a sleeve system. I actually keep my FIRM Express discs in a small sleeve and they actually have gotten scratched over the years. Hmm.
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Old 01-28-22, 01:49 AM  
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Oh, my gosh, my inner nerd LOVES the library-ness of your system!!!!
Aww thanks! With so many discs, I could never decide HOW to arrange them - by title, instructor, style, release date, ....
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If you do, and have any questions - don't hesitate. There's a bit of a setup at the start - to enter dob, height, ... for automatic calculations that use age, gender, ... (like BMR)
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Those who CAN exercise well into their elder years often say "I just never stopped doing it, every day." To be able to say that, one needs to START doing it, EVERY DAY!
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Old 01-28-22, 01:55 AM  
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.... And the possibility of discs getting scratched is one I hadn't considered with a sleeve system. I actually keep my FIRM Express discs in a small sleeve and they actually have gotten scratched over the years. Hmm.
Haven't had scratching problems using sleevess, but I am very careful (my precious!) when removing/replacing, BUT have ALL of them backed up as an .iso file on computer, so can reburn replacements if anything happens.

ISO files retain the full functionality of the original DVD (sound options, chapter, menus, premixes, ...) not JUST the video content, like ripping to MP4 would do.
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To my toddlers/tweens/teens: "One day you WILL be stronger than me, but today is NOT the day." Proud to say that still stands. They're now 24, and both lift weights at the gym (though not as heavy as I do...yet).
Those who CAN exercise well into their elder years often say "I just never stopped doing it, every day." To be able to say that, one needs to START doing it, EVERY DAY!
To reduce the size of my butt, I need to reduce the size of my "But......"
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Old 01-28-22, 05:23 AM  
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I have used something like this and it works pretty well. Not sure how many dvds you have or what your residual closet space is like.

https://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-Hangi...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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Old 01-28-22, 05:37 AM  
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recommended software?

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Haven't had scratching problems using sleevess, but I am very careful (my precious!) when removing/replacing, BUT have ALL of them backed up as an .iso file on computer, so can reburn replacements if anything happens.

ISO files retain the full functionality of the original DVD (sound options, chapter, menus, premixes, ...) not JUST the video content, like ripping to MP4 would do.

Hi Helen
I am thinking of ripping my dvds but can't decide on what software to use for a Windows laptop - one that still has a dvd drive!
Thank you for your input!

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Old 01-28-22, 09:05 AM  
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I have used something like this and it works pretty well. Not sure how many dvds you have or what your residual closet space is like.

https://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-Hangi...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Oh now that's an interesting idea! But I would need a lot of those. I wonder if the dvds would fall out easily.
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