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Maximum Density

by VM Brasseur on January 22nd, 2007

It’s finally happened. Despite the fact that I have three CD towers, each of which can hold about 220 CDs, I’ve essentially maxed out my current capacity. Yeah, I can still fit a few more in there, but I can’t do it and retain my particular flavor of anal-retentive music filing.

“No problem,” think I, “as I can just pop by Ikea and pick up another one (or two). I’ll be down in Berkeley on Saturday anyway.”

So pop I did, but not fruitfully so. I should not have taken for granted that Ikea would still be stocking the piece, even though they have for they past five years. Now what’s a girl to do? I’m fairly attached to my current storage system. It’s efficient, allows for flexible configuration, is sturdy, has a small footprint, is modular. Pretty much exactly what I need.

Well, change can be good I guess. It’s time to research other options. Try and find something which will increase my capacity but still fit in my apartment. Maybe I need to start going vertical. CDs to the ceiling. Yeah, that might be worth investigating. There’s earthquakes to consider in that plan, of course. Would not be good to have eight tall feet of CDs come crashing down on me and my feline. Many thoughts need to be thunk. This is not a decision to be taken idly.

In the meantime the new acquisitions will just have to stack up without being filed. Just stop buying for a while? <insert raucous laughter here> Ah, you’re a funny one, you are.

From → Music

  1. suomynona permalink


  2. suomynona permalink

    My other suggestion is paper boxes from Office Depot or similar.

    They hold several hundred discs efficiently and stack very nicely in a corner.

    And leave the rack for discs that are to be ripped.

  3. suomynona permalink

    Elimintaig the bulky jewel cases is another good space saver…. I haven’t been willing to go that far yet. but have considered it.

  4. I’m kind of particular about such things. The CDs have to remain out and accessible (not boxed up) and need to remain intact (with their jewel cases). I know that after ripping them I really don’t have any need to keep them out in the open, but for some reason it seems to matter to me that they be there.


  5. suomynona permalink

    Well then only one solution remains.

    Glue them to the walls.

  6. Makes it kinda difficult to move to a different apartment. Or at least, to move myself and all my possessions.

  7. suomynona permalink

    Okay, velcro them to the walls then.

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