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So we know you enlightened souls out there would urge us to dispense with CDs and the attendant clutter, but some of us just can't let go, even if our collection is duplicated in iTunes. For the latter group, Svanna of Carpe+Item shows us how she keeps her CDs useful.

She's topped the stack with a tray from IKEA, turning it into a remote control — or drink, or snack plate — holder. Of course, this idea doesn't allow easy access to those CDs, but we weren't listening to them anyway.

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