CD Storage Solutions
(You still have some CDs, right?!)

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Is your CD collection out of control? Here are some great CD storage solutions like CD storage containers and more!

how to organize cds

From large to small, I've organized CD collections for my clients and thought this is some great info that I want to share with my readers. Here's how to do it as well as a variety of storage solution options for you to choose from. Hope this helps and inspires you; happy reading!

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The CD Organizing Process

Utilize the general organizing procedure of purge, sort and store, and apply it to organize CDs.


  • Start by gathering all of your CDs and CD storage containers. Go through them ONE item at a time. Pick up each CD and decide if it is worth keeping. In order to accomplish this, ask yourself appropriate questions (i.e. Is this CD in usable condition? Is it scratched? Am I going to listen to it again? Is it a single song that I already have on my computer or can easily access somewhere online?)

  • If you have a large CD collection, then it might be a good idea to combine the Purge and Sort steps of the organizing process. Thus, if you decide to keep something then take it one step further and put it into a category that makes sense to you (i.e. by genre, by artist name).

  • As you make decisions, put the book in the corresponding pile, bag or box (with the corresponding CD case if you have it) - Keep, Donate or Distribute (to a charity or someone you know if the CD works but you don't want it), Recycle/Trash. **Don't forget to record your donations for tax purposes.**

  • Take out the trash and put the donations in your car. Also, contain any CDs for distribution to others in a bag or box and put them in a place where you will see them and remember to give them out (i.e. by the back door). This hinders the possibility of undoing your hard CD organizing work.


  • Now that you've gotten rid of all the CDs you no longer want, it's time to focus on what's left. Sort them into categories that make sense to you, so you can find them later effortlessly (i.e. by genre, alphabetically by artist).

how to organize cds

There are so many CD storage containers and this is one of them. I just love this CD storage cube from The Container Store! It's cute and functional.


There are TONS of CD storage solutions to store your CDs in an organized way, so let's get creative! Photos of all the products I detail here are at the bottom of the page.


  • The best way to keep your organized CD collection in order is to put them back after use. If you're going to pull one out, then take an extra 5 seconds to also put one back in. It takes so little time and will save you hours in the long run.

  • Go through your CDs and weed out any that no longer work, you no longer want, etc.

CD Storage Solutions: The Products

Check out these fun and useful CD storage devices to organize CDs!

Wave CD Tower
This CD tower holds 110 CDs, serves a storage purpose and also adds to the decor of the room with it's fun, wavy design.

Snap-N-Store CD Storage Box
This product is sturdy, affordable and stylishly conceals your CDs. Put it on a shelf, in a closet, anywhere!

Case Logic CD Binder
This CD storage album holds a whopping 336 CDs! It is sturdy and has a convenient handle. Check it out!

CD Storage Drawers
Looking for CD and/or DVD storage cabinets? Check out this CD/DVD organizer! It's functional and adds to the decor of a room.

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