Good Questions: Efficient, accessible CD Storage?

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Hi,

I own about 800 CDs/DVDs and they have been in moving boxes and plastic containers for a long time. I don't like that I don't have good access to them.

I did a lot of research for media storage/furniture but cannot find anything efficient and handsome. I found Can-am storage which seems to be the most efficient storage so far. I don't want to expose my CDs/DVDs (I think they look too busy and get dusty), this product does the job. It is low and I can use it as a bench. BUT I am not sure if I really want this product. It's like office furniture.

There must be a lot of people who have many CDs/DVDs/Games and I would like to know how they store and organize them.

Thanks,
Sachi

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Dear Sachi,

We can tell you what we did with ours collection recently: we digitized all our music and put the actual CDs in deep storage. We don't miss seeing the physical objects one bit.

If this isn't practical for you, we'd still suggest divorcing the music from the packaging: store the CDs and DVDs in space-efficient books, group them by genre, alphabet, or whatever scheme you like, and then keep them on a bookshelf. Then, when you're done, donate the jewel cases to Earthology Records, and they will clean and re-use them.

What do the rest of you do?

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