Drowning in books, records and other forms of media? Tired of the storage solutions you've been using for the past few years? A new year is a great opportunity to get a handle on the content you want to keep on hand in your home. Here are three novel ideas for locations you might not have used yet for media storage.
1. Seating (and other double duty storage spots)
Whether you buy or DIY, you can turn a seating option from a solo function sort of thing to a double function — one where you can tuck away some books or records if you need to.
2. Above the bed, in front of the window (and other odd spots)
If you're in desperate need of natural light or you live in a place prone to earthquakes, placing bookshelves in front of your windows or above your beds (or a combination of both) probably isn't a great idea. But if you live in a very small space and have physical books and other things you want to store and do have the window light to spare, you might consider the unusual (but effective for adding storage) idea of installing shelves in front of your window or above your bed.
3. The cloud
It's 2016. Is it time for you to consider other non-physical, taking-up-a-ton-of-space options for your music, books and more? You might consider digitizing the bulk of your music collection (but maybe keeping real copies of your favorite albums if you can't spare them) and investing in an e-reader to enjoy your other titles. It's certainly not an option for everyone (and if books or records are your passion and bring you joy, don't get rid of them!) But the cloud could be a smarter storage space for a lot of your media if you've been drowning in it lately.