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How do I Choose the Best CD Organizer?

By Marty Paule
Updated May 16, 2024
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There is a CD organizer to suit almost every music enthusiast and CD collection. Your budget, the size of your collection, the space you have available, and your personal taste should be considered in choosing the right one. CD organizers come in various styles ranging from large-capacity floor-standing shelving units to smaller designs intended to be placed on a desk or entertainment center.

If floor space is limited, consider a revolving CD rack with a small footprint that can hold hundreds of discs. They are available in various capacities and make browsing easy. While most hold the CDs in a vertical position, some CD organizer designs permit storing the jewel cases horizontally, making it easier to read titles when browsing. Be sure the rack revolves smoothly and is stable when fully loaded. Look for designs with slots that will accommodate non-standard CD cases such as double-disc jewel cases, thinline cases, and boxed sets.

Larger CD collections are best stored in bookshelf-type racks. They are available in many different materials to complement your decor. Look for CD organizer shelving designs that offer flexibility with repositionable shelves that will accommodate various types of CD cases and boxes. If you plan to also store DVDs and other entertainment media in the rack, be sure it offers storage space to fit them. If you like keeping your collection neatly organized in order to find a specific disc quickly, shop for a CD organizer that offers labeling capabilities.

Regardless of the type of CD organizer you choose, establish an organizational method and then stick with it by carefully returning your discs to the right place. Whether you choose to store your collection by album title, music genre, artist, or another criteria, being consistent in how you store CDs will keep your collection at your fingertips. Alphabetic index tabs, labels, and similar organizational aids can help you keep track of a very large collection of CDs.

If you're a DJ and often take your CD collection to parties and other events, look for a CD storage case designed for this purpose. Usually built in the form of a suitcase with a handle, DJ CD cases have slots or hanging file frames built into them. Most come with plastic CD sleeves that hold the disc and album notes and take up much less space than CD jewel cases, while allowing the disc sleeves to be dropped into the slots or suspended from the case frame. Confirm that the case allows you to browse the collection easily and that the discs will remain securely in place during transport.

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Discussion Comments
By golf07 — On Jun 15, 2011

When I am going on a long trip, one of the most important things I do is organize the CDs I am going to take with me. Because space is usually limited on a trip like this, I will choose the ones I want to listen to and place them in a cd wallet.

I like this method when traveling because I don't have to worry about keeping track of the cases and it takes up much less space. The wallet keeps them protected when they are not being used, and when I get home it is easy to bring the CDs inside and put them back in their original cases.

By sunshined — On Jun 14, 2011

I finally has to buy a CD organizer for my home because I had CDs scattered everywhere and could never find the one I wanted. I decided on a cd cabinet that sits on the floor and holds more CDs than I currently own, but makes it nice because I can grow in to it. I also like the fact that I can close the doors and not be looking at a bunch of CDs.

Now I get in the habit of making sure I place the CD back in the right case and put it in the cabinet when I am not using it. It is very easy to read the labels and I keep them organized by genre and band, for a quick and easy find.

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