Years ago we put all of our CDs into binders and saved ourselves a ton of storage space. Now we're eying our growing DVD collection and thinking to do the same. But first, we're doing a little self-reflection - why do we have so many DVDs in the first place? How many of these do we really want to watch more than once? Our son is too young for tv and movies, but we want to be sure we ask ourselves these questions again when the time comes. One strategy for keeping DVD acquisitions at bay is watching free movies and tv shows online using Hulu.
You'll need a computer and a high-speed internet connection, but the service is entirely free (only in the U.S. for now). We've been checking in on Hulu since it became available about a year ago and it seems like every day there is more content added with plenty of family programming to choose from. (Some programs only offer short clips, but there are full movies or tv episodes.)
You're not going to find new releases here, but maybe you can bond with your kids as you rewatch old episodes of He-Man or Flipper with them. Is your family using Hulu? Updated 6/2/2010: While much of Hulu's content is still free, they now offer a premium service for $10/month