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    Iím getting overwhelmed by music CDís. Any handy storage tips or gadgets to keep them all organized? Or alphabetized without having to reshelve the whole collection each time you get a new CD? Any tips, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

    Kevin

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    Re: Organizing Music CD's??

    Originally posted by rogaine_warrior
    I’m getting overwhelmed by music CD’s. Any handy storage tips or gadgets to keep them all organized? Or alphabetized without having to reshelve the whole collection each time you get a new CD? Any tips, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
    Kevin
    Rip them all.. store on PC / iPod / etc. Then put them away where you'll never see them again.

    --Steve

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      I agree completely. I spent a few months ripping all my CDs but it was worth it. iTunes works as an excellent databse for organizing and listening to your music. Stash all the CDs in a closet!

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      • #4
        Use a Database

        Put your CDs in a database, with a numerical label on each one. Don't try to organize them on the shelf -- use the database to find a specific CD.

        For example, I've put my CD collection in a mySQL database. Each CD is labeled with a numerical tag (1 through 653). The CDs are not organized in the shelving system. I put together a simple PHP web interface to search through the collection. You could use the same idea with local database, if you didn't want a web front-end.

        If I want to find a specific CD, I do a search -- for example, I might search on "Metheny". The database returns all of the Pat Metheny CDs in my collection -- with the corresponding numerical index so I can quickly find the actual CD. When I buy a new CD it just takes the next numerical number that is available (654) and I don't have to shuffle the CDs around on the shelf to try and fit the new CD into a "Jazz" for example.

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        • #5
          Sorting CD's

          My simple solution, only having about 100 CD's, is to always move the one I'm listening to, to the front.

          In this way I usually only have to go through the first 20 CD's before I find the one I want to listen to (I listen to 20% of my CD collection 80% of the time).

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          • #6
            Best way to handle cd's

            A shoebox is the ideal size for cd's. Very easy to sort through, and a plastic shoebox will withstand heavy use and is stackable. Inexpensive and handy.

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