Saturday, 11 July 2015

Out of Space


You join me here at Swede Towers as a major, long-delayed project gets underway. After nearly 5 years of being boxed up and beyond reach, I've begun the process of dragging my CDs, blinking and spluttering, back into the light. While the collection is nowhere near the size it once was, the space that the CDs take up in the house is far more than we have to spare. I've mused on the various options open to me for too long, now, to quote Secret Affair, it's time for action. Step one, dispatch jewel cases. Step two, put each booklet, disc and back cover into resealable cellobags. Step three, repeat process throughout entire collection. Step four, assess how much space I've saved. Step five.....more musing.

This could take some time.


10 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Resealable cellobags? Please tell me more. Sounds like something that could be of use round here, too.

drew said...

Good luck with that. I am rapidly reaching the point of no more room for vinyl and the prospect scares the shit out of me.

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charity chic said...

As George once said to me when I was running out of space -time to move to a bigger house!

Marie said...

What are you doing with the cellobags (we call them Ziploc Bags over here) once they're filled with booklet, disc & track listing? Bookcase? I hope they're all loaded onto your computer as well. I came across a second disc of mine a few days ago that seems to have developed CD rot. It's practically unplayable now.

Walter said...

Swede, seems like we all have the same 'problem'. One of the first questions when I moved to my new apartment a few month ago was 'Is there space enough for my collection' And yes it was but it will be limited in any way if you are a collector.

C said...

Good luck! Unfortunately we find the more space we have, the more we fill it, so it seems like there is never going to be enough...
By the way, curious as to how you will you file the CDs in their bags, I presume you won't be able to read the spines? Maybe a masterbag-type labelling?!

george said...

Sifting through an entire collection sound like a great way to spend some time. Maybe you'll unearth a few you'd forgotten you had...embarassing purchases??

Swiss Adam said...

Mmm, problems with space and storage. My vinyl area is fullish. And the filing system for your new system concerns as it does C. However, Tommy McCook eases the pain and the worry.

Old Pa's Corner said...

What you need is a musical tardis!

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