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Organizing Your Music Collection

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A music collection is a wonderful thing to have, but a large collection can make finding that one song quite challenging. Fortunately, with the right planning and some help from Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll be able to wrangle your tunes into a manageable layout.

Reduce and Digitize

Before you organize your collection, you should go through it to make sure you really need everything you’re hanging on to. Ask yourself – Does this have any sentimental value? When was the last time I listened to this? Why do I have this album? If you can’t come up with a good answer, it may be time to let it go.

Another thing you should consider is digitizing your collection. This is easiest with CDs, although there are tools or services for converting records and tapes as well. This serves the double function of backing up your collection and making it more accessible from modern devices. If you plan to only listen to music digitally, you can even store music in an out-of-the-way location, further reducing clutter.

Consider Removing Cases

Although record sleeves are thin, CD cases can quickly add a lot of bulk to a collection. Taking CDs out of their cases, and placing them in individual or group sleeves, can quickly thin out the mass of your collection without requiring you to actually get rid of any music. Many discs have the track titles printed on them, and a lot of sleeve options have room for liner notes, meaning that you will still be able to quickly find the song you want.

Storage Solutions

Once you have your collection all sorted, it’s time to put it away. One option is to store it in a closet, using baskets to keep discs from similar artists or genres together. Another choice is to show off your collection with shelves or an entertainment center. This is a great choice if you have a larger collection, or if you have a sound system set up for listening. Finally, if you have some album art you especially enjoy, consider framing or hanging the album on the wall.

However you choose to store your tunes, be sure to give Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina a call. We will work with you to create the perfect customized storage solutions for your home.