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post #21 of 52
Didn't read all the posts but a friend of ours have a 400 cd player! It's way cool!

We don't really have cd's anymore and have gone totally to mp3's. I have a handfull that I keep at my office since they don't like us to store music on our machines here.
post #22 of 52
For those of you who got rid of the cases, what do you do with the inserts? DH hates clutter, but for some reason he doesn't want to throw these away.

Maybe a good temporary step would be to keep the cases separate? Or maybe all the inserts could go in a box and we could toss the cases?
post #23 of 52
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by huggingmama View Post
For those of you who got rid of the cases, what do you do with the inserts? DH hates clutter, but for some reason he doesn't want to throw these away.

Maybe a good temporary step would be to keep the cases separate? Or maybe all the inserts could go in a box and we could toss the cases?
The sleeves in the books should accommodate them, I would think. Someone replied that that's what they did.
post #24 of 52
Yeah, but they never seem to fit in the sleeves of the books I get. Maybe I'm just getting the wrong kind?
post #25 of 52
I did this when I moved to the USA - put my Cds into a book-style case.

I can't stand it and have since been bringing the jewel cases over a few at a time and reuniting them with the CDs. I much prefer having the case and the insert available, I would not consider throwing away my jewel cases.
post #26 of 52
I didn't throw away the inserts, just the jewel cases.
post #27 of 52
Thread Starter 
Y'all are giving me courage to bring it up again and to be rather... insistent.
post #28 of 52
Don't do it. We just did this in Jan with all our DVDs and all the ones we watch often are getting all scratched up and it's hard to see what movie is what. I deeply regret throwing away all the cases (DH was dead set against it as well, so I'm not letting him know I regret it!)
post #29 of 52
I just organized our CDs after years of saying "this needs to be done"!

My DH also wants to keep "his" CDs in the jewel cases. The CDs that are mostly "mine" or for the kids usually live in CD wallets anyway so I'm ditching our cases. Our public library takes them because theirs get cracked often and need replacing.

I keep both the inserts, back and front, in a plastic shoebox-size container, organized alphabetically. I'd like to get sleeves for them at some point but I'm not ready yet.

We're slowly weeding through the remaining CDs, giving them all a listen to decide which ones we really want to keep. The ones we don't keep we list on swapacd.com.

I would love to move "his" CDs to a huge binder, but we'll see. I agree, what is it with DHs and the stupid jewel cases?!
post #30 of 52
I talked to dh & he is on board. : For those of you who have binders that accommodate both the CD and the inserts/sleeves, does anyone have a link to something that will work for that? I'm not even sure where to purchase them....I'm guessing a music store?

That swapacd.com site looks pretty neat.
post #31 of 52
We ordered 2 of these and could use another really since all the other CD;s are scattered in smaller cases. My only complaint about it is that the pages cannot be moved around, so if you're anal like me about having them in alphabetical order, that could be problematic if you get a new CD or forget one. But it has held up for over a year now and does fit most of the inserts (except for overly large ones).
post #32 of 52
You can buy those plastic sleeves for protecting the disc from scratches.
post #33 of 52
I feel your pain! Our cd collection tops out around 1500! We live in three bedroom house that is 900 sq. ft and the cd's take up half a wall. The room they are in is a disaster. It is definitely next stop on our decluttering mission! I would love to shut the door and walk away, but unfortunately it's where the computer is. Just to give you an idea, I've included a picture. Ultimately, I would love to have them all stored on our computer, but dh has some sentimental attachment to most of them. He just loves to read those liner notes!!! I should mention that many of the cd's are not in there proper home, hence the gaps.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...7/HPIM1143.jpg

I really wanted this 2x2 cube that I found in Rolling Stone magazine, but to house all of the cd's it would cost about $850.
post #34 of 52
I did it and I love it! I moved over the CDs and DVDs to two separate CD binders. They're alphabetized by artist, with the liner notes in place, so it's easy to find what I want. I don't use them all that often and haven't found any problems of scratching.

I gave the jewel cases away on Freecycle.
post #35 of 52
Just wanted to say that we gave a whole bag of empty jewel cases to our library last week, and they were extremely, bending-over-backwards grateful. So if you're looking to get rid of some, ask at your library!
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by momaste View Post
I did it and I love it! I moved over the CDs and DVDs to two separate CD binders. They're alphabetized by artist, with the liner notes in place, so it's easy to find what I want. I don't use them all that often and haven't found any problems of scratching.
Are you using the same binders for both, or different kinds?

I still haven't made the switch. I started looking at the binders, then our computer needed to go to the computer doctor so my online shopping was put on hold. But I looked at the binders in the store and I'm just not sure about how the liner notes will fit into the CD binder. Do they really fit in there okay? Have you kept just the notes or do you pull out the covers as well (they are mostly replicas of the notes, I think?).
post #37 of 52
We use something like these for DVDs, and similar for CDs and computer programs. We have at least 10 books for everything. They work great! We have all of the music ripped, so they are just back-up.
post #38 of 52
we have a ton.. but not 500... I dont know what to do with them all :

uh.. goodwill may like them... but I appreciate the library comment.. I wouldnt have thought!
post #39 of 52
I asked a similar question a few months back.

I love using binders, but made the mistake of not getting ones with pages that can be moved around. If you go the route of binders, be sure to get the one with rings so you can move the pages around when you get new CDs.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=589861
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by Ilovelife View Post
Are you using the same binders for both, or different kinds?

I still haven't made the switch. I started looking at the binders, then our computer needed to go to the computer doctor so my online shopping was put on hold. But I looked at the binders in the store and I'm just not sure about how the liner notes will fit into the CD binder. Do they really fit in there okay? Have you kept just the notes or do you pull out the covers as well (they are mostly replicas of the notes, I think?).
I'm using different kinds of binders just because that's what I had on hand. The liner notes fit just fine in the binder. I left gaps between letters when I alphabetized so I could add more CDs easily.
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