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Sunday, January 30, 2011


Is your TV cabinet brimming with unwatched DVDs?  Do you have VHS collection but no longer own a VCR?  Consider donating unused media to your local library, boxing it up for a garage sale, or selling it at a second-hand store. If you enjoy movies but are short on storage space, consider joining an online rental service where you can watch as many movies as you like in a month for less than the price of one DVD.  In addition to the DVD or Blu-ray through the mail, the streaming feature of these online services allow you instant access to thousands of titles through your Wii, Blu-ray player, computer or other online devices.  For a service comparison, cost comparison and reviews of online services available, check out

Is all of your music on an mp3 player or phone but you still own the CDs?  Why not join an online music service that allows you unlimited downloads to your home and mobile music devices and ditch the bulky CDs?  Here’s where it gets a tiny bit complicated…if you have downloaded the CD to your computer or music device, you must own a copy of the CD to legally access that music.  BUT if you join one of the online services with unlimited monthly downloads such as Rhapsody, Napster or SuperPass, you can simply download those treasured albums and then you are free to relieve yourself of the clutter burden on your CD rack.  To determine which music service may be right for you, check out this comparison at

For the month of January, I am going to focus on 10 minute tricks you can perform from the comfort of your couch to help combine your hibernation with organization.

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