How We Take Our Movie Night Next Level

This is a sponsored post on behalf of SANUS.
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Ready for a fun family tradition?! A tradition that puts a glorious, enjoyable, low-effort cap on your busy week?

We call it FUN FRIDAY.

Fun Friday means two things.

  1. Takeout for dinner.
  2. A movie.

The genius behind our tradition is that we rotate through each family member each week and that person gets to pick both the takeout location and the movie. No fighting over where we eat. No complaining about the movie.

It’s our favorite!

We pile on my bed. Eat our takeout, on towels, of course. (We aren’t animals.) And watch a movie. As my kiddos have gotten bigger, I’ve been banished to the floor to eat my dinner. And I can’t see the TV!

I’m getting super ripped off. I bankroll this whole shindig and I’m on the floor…with a limited view of the TV! I’m ready to take advantage of that nice big wall and mount that TV up nice and high.

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Did I realize until this project that my dresser wasn’t centered on the wall…or relative to my bed? NOPE. *insert face palm emoji*

Don’t be impressed by the cleanliness of that dresser. Before I took this photo the top was littered with various items such as; little boy underpants (clean), a retainer case, 1st grade homework, DVD cases, and a granola bar. None of those things are mine.


Can I have something pretty? Is that too much to ask? Probably.

But getting that TV off the dresser will go a LONG WAY to freeing up some space and making it much easier to wrangle the clutter.


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Centered! Look at me, being a grown up!

Oh, that’s much better! I feel like I gained another piece of furniture!

Finding my wall mount was a piece of cake.

I started with the SANUS mountfinder tool to help me figure out which TV mount was right for me. (But if you get stuck or have questions they have online support, 7 days a week until 7pm CST.)

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I went with a tilting mount because I knew that, at the most, I’d want to alter the angle of the TV, to reduce glare or accommodate watching while laying down. You can bet that if I was mounting this in my living room, I’d be taking a long hard look at the full motion mount. (That would be amazing!) And you’re probably already familiar with a fixed mount.

I just found the model number on the back of my TV and plugged it into the mount finder tool, answered a few simple questions and made my selection! A few days later, it arrived on my doorstep.

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I’m all about easy solutions. I want something I can set and forget. ALSO. I want it to be safe. My wall mount holds up to 120lbs (well over the weight of my TV) and all SANUS mounts are UL certified, which means they’ve been tested to withstand FOUR TIMES the recommended weight limit. Now normally, I’d roll my eyes at that excessive weight bearing capacity, but I have a small boy who would 100% figure out a way to test the limits of the TV mount. Most likely while I’m in the shower.

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You can get help determining how high you should mount your TV here, and the mounting kit comes with easy to follow instructions, clearly labeled hardware, and if you get stuck you can watch this handy video on the SANUS website that explains it all!

The kids are fascinated by the whole thing. They couldn’t wait to pile in and watch a movie.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SANUS. The opinions and text are all mine.