Declutter CDs

How To Organize Books/CDs/DVDs You Don’t Want To Part With

As much as I love to embrace the way technology allows us to access music, I can’t bring myself to throw away some of my CDs … yet.

I’m sure the time will come. I have managed to declutter my book collection, and it didn’t hurt or scar me! I’m not a big DVD collector, so that (for me) wasn’t a huge clutter problem.

CDs however, between my partner and myself, we have quite a collection.

The tips in this blog will help you declutter books, DVDs or CDs. However I will concentrate on CDs and you can adapt the strategies to suit your needs.

Organizing CDs You Don’t Want To Part With … Yet

1. Cull

Get rid of CDs that don’t matter to you anymore.

Unless they hold real sentimental value (or it’s a rare one, signed by your favourite artist), then let it go.

Take out those you haven’t wanted to play for years & donate them.

2. Digitalize

Once you have culled the collection pull out your favourite CDs, the ones you really want to listen to again.

Add them to your iTunes.

If you’re brave enough, can you toss the CD. If you’re not brave enough yet, you soon will be!

3. Donate, Sell, Pass On

With so many Facebook Buy/Sell/Swap pages you are bound to find a page that services your local area.

Use the Buy/Sell/Swap pages as a fast and easy way to offload those CDs without having to go to too much trouble.

Alternatively there might be other people you know who would like the CDs.

Let it be their clutter, not yours!

4. Store

Store your remaining CDs in an area of the home that does not take up prime real estate.

You can store CDs in:

  • Bookcases
  • CD storage units
  • Boxes
  • Wall cabinets
  • Cupboards.

Revisit your CD collection in another six months to see if the value they hold to you now still holds true.

Songs To Help You Declutter

Just to be cheeky, here are a few songs that might inspire you to declutter those CDs for good:

Let It Go – Idina Menzel

Movin’ On Up – M People

I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

Taking Care of Business – Bachman–Turner Overdrive

It’s A Beautiful Day – U2

You Get What You Give – New Radicals

Organizing Methods to Categorize Your CDs

Here is a previous post about organizing your CD collection based on randomness, genre or alphabet. Enjoy. 🙂

Now go and start decluttering!



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