Starting a DVD Collection

Movies and television shows provide an escape to enchanted lands, bizarre plot twists and interesting tales. While there have been more people using streaming websites to watch entertainment, hard copies remain popular. Follow these tips as you begin your DVD collection or start organizing your current library:

Decide what to collect

Whether you simply want to collect the movies and shows you like, or you want to gather as many Academy Award-winning pictures as you can, a collection should be an assortment tailored to you and your preferences. If you decide to collect every Disney movie ever, or every work Tom Selleck appeared in, you can also learn a great deal about the production and history of this industry. For example, Bright Hub, a science and technology blog, noted Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was the first production done by Walt Disney, but Pinocchio was the man’s favorite movie created. Learning these interesting facts is one fun component of starting a DVD collection.

Proper DVD care

It is important that you properly take care of your DVDs as they are easily damaged or even destroyed. According to PCmag. com, keeping these discs in their original packaging is the best way to protect them. This packaging also serves as another interesting and historic component to your DVD collection. In addition, extreme temperatures can result in deformation and impact how well the DVD plays. If your current storage method exposes your collection to varying and extreme temperatures, you may want to consider investing in a climate-controlled storage unit at a local storage facility. It’s also crucial you do not keep discs in cardboard or paper sleeves. This may scratch the surface.

Know how to clean your DVDs

How to Clean Things, a lifestyle blog, noted you should use microfiber cloths when cleaning a DVD. You can dab rubbing alcohol or window cleaner on the material and wipe away any residue or dust on the surface without scratching your DVDs. Minor scratches can be taken care of with a small bit of toothpaste. It’s a natural abrasive that helps polish these blemishes out. Routinely check the DVDs in your collection for deep scratches by holding the discs up to a light source. If you see scratches, the DVD may need to be replaced. For any storage needs, head to a local SecurCare Self Storage facility and speak with a professional today.