How to Organize Your Music Collection

Since people had the ability to buy music to which they could listen at their leisure, music collections have been huge. People purchased small 45 "records and large vinyl albums. They bought bulky plastic eight tracks and smaller plastic tapes in the 1980's and early 1990's. When the compact disc was born, people loaded up on those, often filling entire wall shelves with the plastic jewel cases.

Finally, there were MP3 devices that were able to store large amounts of music in the palm of a hand. Most people are reluctant to get rid of their original collection though, concerned that if the handheld device is damaged, they will be able to access their collection. Having these devices repaired is sometimes simple. Finding a business that does iPod screen repair or iPhone screen repair does not have to be expensive. However, if more damage has been done besides just the case of the device, you may find yourself looking for a new way to store your music. When you purchase an MP3 player, do not abandon the old methods of listening to music. Find an organized way to store it and you will always have access to it, no matter what happens.

At the moment, your music library may be in chaos. Chances are, you purchased an MP3 player, and began the arduous task of sorting through the collection to transfer songs onto the player. In your haste, you may have tossed the CDs and other music into a big pile, leaving it a mess. You are not alone. It was so exciting to have a clearinghouse for all of our songs and albums; we rushed to get it all loaded in and able to be listened to. But now we are left with a giant mess. If you are ready to clean it up, you have a few options. The first thing you should is get an inventory of exactly what you have. Assess your collection so you can best determine what will work for storage.

Finding shelving for CDs is easy. If you would like to store your CDs lined up on a shelf, you will have little problem finding a variety of options. You can mix the CDs on the shelves with pieces of art, books, or other trinkets to make it more decorative and interesting. If you are trying to put albums or other music forms on shelves, you may have to be more creative. Look for shelving that you like instead of something designed for a specific media. As long as you arrange the items neatly, it will look great.

If you plan to store your music collection away, choose containers that are waterproof and sturdy. Plastic containers may be the best way to go. They offer the fragile items collection and will keep them dry if there is a leak or a flood in your home. Also be sure to store the boxes in a place that is not exposed to extreme heat or cold. The attic or garage should be carefully checked before you decide to use them for storage. The most important thing is keeping the items protected in case your MP3 player is damaged. Choose your storage options carefully.