Wrapping up #vhseptember with #shelflove and some sadness. My current media storage area allows for about 40% on full display, 30% on the shelves below with doors, and the other 30% in crates in a storage closet. It's not perfect, but it works for a home that also includes a lady and a toddler. Sorted by title, short spine out. Grouped by box type (slip beta, slip VHS, book boxes, clamshells, small hardcase clams, etc.). Google doc spreadsheet with title and label. My collection stands at around 1800 tapes, almost all Betamax. There was a pretty heavy purge in 2015 and one prior to that in like 2008. Everytime I purge I usually just end up getting more afterwards.
I love watching fucking movies. This isn't about showboating or trends. Movies have gotten me through my depressed 20s rotting in my mom's basement, my drowning in debt and booze 30s, and now as I enter my 40s there's a great sense of comfort when I sit down to watch a tape. This is fun, you guys are fun. Someday someone is going to have to throw all your shit away. Enjoy it, and those who tolerate your hoarding, while you can. #betamax #vhs #videocassette #vcr #vhscu #feedyourvcr