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Any Recommended Containers For Long Term Storage Of CD's?

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As the tile says, I'm looking for cost effective containers for long term storage of my cd collection (all in jewel boxes). Since I've ripped my 3500 cd collection to my NAS, I could really use the space currently taken up by numerous racks of varying configurations all around the house. 

 

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

JC

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I use cardboard, but got them from a friend

 

I also have a double row paperboard one, maybe from Amazon

 

I know some people have found plastic bins that work

 

 


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Not sure if you can get them outside UK, but various http://reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/uk/html/boxdetails.php work well for me.


Eloise

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I use Hefty 30 qt plastic storage bins from Target (Home Depot, Walmart, ect..).  Each contains about 200 cds with cases.  Take a jewel case along while your looking to make sure it fits right.  Then wait for a sale.  Things to look for, no molding bumps on the bottom of the container (must be smooth), make sure the lid closes above the container and is sturdy for stacking.  This is why I chose Hefty, their a bit more expensive but worth it. 


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17 hours ago, TubeLover said:

As the tile says, I'm looking for cost effective containers for long term storage of my cd collection (all in jewel boxes). Since I've ripped my 3500 cd collection to my NAS, I could really use the space currently taken up by numerous racks of varying configurations all around the house. 

 

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

JC

I have seen people use "fruit crates" to store CDs. I put them in quotes because they aren't really fruit crates. They look like them, and they even have colorful fruit company livery on them, but they are made to store LPs (although I have seen some small ones designed to hold 20 or so CDs). Lots of record stores here in the USA sell them. I think one designed for LPs would hold quite a few CDs in several rows and layers. Because they are made of wood, they are sturdy and they should be fairly cheap. Or how about these: Amazon sells 'em two for $7.67. That's sure cheap enough. They don't say how many single CDs the box holds, though.  

 

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i got lucky...i scored 2 of these filled with classical cd's for $300

 

they are carousels, and each one holds about 1000 cds

 

i have since sold off most of the cd's and one of the carousels, keeping just the one which is about 75% full...enough for me.

 

 

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