Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Organize & Simplify -CD's

If you're like me, you have a plethora of CD's that you really don't use anymore.

Right? Right.

Maybe it's because you don't like the artist anymore, only like three songs on it, or maybe because you've already uploaded the album to your iTunes account and downloaded it to your iPod.

All of the above applied to me and it was high time I did something about it. A couple weeks ago I hauled out our dusty file box full of compact disc's so that I could upload our (once favorite) albums to our iTunes account.

This isn't even a speck of the discs we had.

In the dusty file box was an empty case that I had purchased many years ago and decided to finally use. Disc by disc I would remove the insert and throw away the plastic case (including the back insert). After I uploaded each disc I would decide if I wanted to throw it away or keep it in the new case.

It was very time consuming uploading all the discs, but worth it to finally simplify a file box of compact discs into one zippered case.

CD Storage Options:

If you do not want to get rid of the plastic cases you can purchase cardboard CD boxes to hold your collection. I've searched for inexpensive and attractive containers, but these seem to be the best option.

Happy Organizing!!!


  1. Very nicely done...
    YOu better have recycled the plastic cases, or the neighborhood "green" Czar will be paying you a visit...

  2. perhaps you can share with us the most embarrasing CD you own? :)

  3. One of my favorite things about the invention of the iPod was the ability to download my CDs (and just the songs I wanted!) and then ditch the actual disks. So freeing!

  4. Anonymous- I did recycle the plastic cases. Well, I put them in a cardboard box and told you to put them in the recycling bin. Did you?

    Tracy- Hmm...that's a hard one. Probably Billy Gillman.

    Meredith- Seriously, it's a wonderfully FREEing feeling! Just be sure to back it all up!!