I have finished ripping all our DVD’s to hard drive. As a result I have over 130 for sale.
Sands wants to keep 40 of the ones that I ripped just in case the digital copy gets lost, and out of all the DVD’s that we had 5 failed to rip in Handbrake.
Space wise this has used up 65GB on the LaCie drive, 100GB on Sands iMac drive and 410GB on my Data drive. I have about 380GB left allocated to data so I should be OK for a few years yet.
I now have about 20 movies on the Sky+ box that I need to transfer over and then I am all caught up on the digital movie library. As we already have all our music on hard drive we are slowly getting there in terms of being able to get rid of a lot of the clutter.
My next two boring tasks? Make a list of all the books we have to sell, which isn’t that many as we went through them not so long ago and then make a list of all the CD’s that we want to sell. As with the DVD’s we will keep some – partly because we have a great B&O CD player that it would be a real shame not to use, and there are a few that we wouldn’t want to be without.
Next up will be going through all the gadget stuff (including my old iPods and some surplus Mac stuff). Not sure that I am looking forward to it that much as there is so much stuff knocking around but it will be good to get all tidy and slimmed down, and of course the small amount of cash it will probably raise will be very welcome indeed.