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post #1 of 20
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So, my cd collection is growing far past my ability to store them..

Any ideas for limited space, cat friendly and wallet friendly cd storage for a large volume of cds?

Thanks guys!
post #2 of 20
Go to ikea.com and search for cd storage -- they have some very inexpensive solutions, including some nice wall-mounted items.

I especially like this one:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70106814
post #3 of 20
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I love those! I just don't have an IKEA in London.... I need to take a roadtrip there
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Go to ikea.com and search for cd storage -- they have some very inexpensive solutions, including some nice wall-mounted items.

I especially like this one:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70106814

I actually bought some of those for my kids to use in their apts. They are much heavier than I expected and the holes do not match the studs in the apt walls. We had to drill some holes in the CD holder to match the studs - and now they are great!
post #5 of 20
I bought a rack at Giant Tiger last week that was $20 and it holds 170 cds I think it said. I use it for dvds because the shelves can go wherever you want them. I really like it.
post #6 of 20
what I did, and this is probably not the option for everyone as most like to keep the cases, was take them all out of their hard cases and put them in a large leather "book" I pitched all the cases, I don't need them
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
I bought a rack at Giant Tiger last week that was $20 and it holds 170 cds I think it said. I use it for dvds because the shelves can go wherever you want them. I really like it.
Ooooooooooh, I need to check that out..I have a GT right around the corner!

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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
what I did, and this is probably not the option for everyone as most like to keep the cases, was take them all out of their hard cases and put them in a large leather "book" I pitched all the cases, I don't need them
Michele suggested that too, but I am a case junkie
post #8 of 20
My older son's truck was broken into and the CD notebook was stolen, among other things. Because he had the CD cases for all of the them, insurance covered the cost of CDs. So, if you can keep the cases...
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mom of 4 View Post
My older son's truck was broken into and the CD notebook was stolen, among other things. Because he had the CD cases for all of the them, insurance covered the cost of CDs. So, if you can keep the cases...
If my cds are stolen, I will just replace them myself..(I am a claims specialist for State Farm)
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Ooooooooooh, I need to check that out..I have a GT right around the corner!



Michele suggested that too, but I am a case junkie
Yea you're a nut for keeping the cases! They do nothing but collect dust in my house.
post #11 of 20
hmm i use my desk, the floor, empty chairs,
books shelfs, once i even found `10 cd's in a coat, and i had no idea why i put them there lol
post #12 of 20
I cut the lids off the Arm&Hammer Fragrance Free clumping litter boxes & lay the box on its side & voila! cheap and very sturdy storage!!! Not very pretty, though. DVD cases fit, too!
post #13 of 20
This is the one I bought. Don't mind the broken speaker beside it, Milo attacked it.

post #14 of 20
Just look around for nice shelves on sale or ask a family member to make something as a gift.

The booklet style holders are a bad idea, there's a little strip piece of plastic that runs across the top of each sleeve opening that leaves scratches. Unless you don't mind ruining and replacing your collection frequently, never put real cds or dvds in those (cdr copies and dvdr copies don't count since you can recopy them).

Myself, I can't afford to let my cds get ruined - it's difficult too replace limited prints and imports, so I don't even play the original cd more than once or twice.
post #15 of 20
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This is the one I bought. Don't mind the broken speaker beside it, Milo attacked it.

Oooooooooooh, I love that! I am going to GT very soon to look for that

Thanks!
post #16 of 20
How many CD's are you talking about here?

My DH is the CD junky and we literally have hundreds of CD's. I found a bookcase with glass doors at a second hand shop, then went home and built additional shelves because normal book cases don't have enough shelves. I stained the shelves to match the case so you can't really tell unless you look close that it was modified.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Oooooooooooh, I love that! I am going to GT very soon to look for that

Thanks!
I got it at the one in Ingersoll. They had lots of them. Hopefully the one near you has it.
post #18 of 20
I want to get a spare hard drive, rip all of our cds to it, then keep them in their moving boxes in the closet. Before we moved, they were in milk crates since college.

Almost all of Mike's cd cases were stolen years ago, so most of his cd's are in a book. Except his Misfits box set and a couple miscellaneous cds.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
How many CD's are you talking about here?

My DH is the CD junky and we literally have hundreds of CD's. I found a bookcase with glass doors at a second hand shop, then went home and built additional shelves because normal book cases don't have enough shelves. I stained the shelves to match the case so you can't really tell unless you look close that it was modified.
Well I only have about 200 now..but I feel a cd buying phase coming on
post #20 of 20
An iPod

I don't have any advice for you..... I haven't bought a CD in over two years!
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