I know that, in this enlightened age, most people have their music on their iPod and have gotten rid of their CDs. For those of us clinging to the older ways, however, here’s my latest storage idea.
It all started with this blog post I came across the other day. (I needed to clean the house, and somehow rationalized that reading about organization online would serve my purposes. Am I the only one who does that sort of thing?) She had used a vintage Coca-Cola tray to store her smaller games (cards, Farkle, et cetera). And I thought, “Hey! I think I had one of those trays from my great-grandparents’ barn. I’ll call my mom and see if she’ll let me have it.”
So I called up the Moomer, and she did indeed still have it. The poor artifact was stashed in the workshop and had found a new life as a dirt-dauber apartment complex. Moomer knocked out all the nests and brought it to me yesterday. Tonight I spent a lot of time and a lot of wet paper towels getting the tray (mostly) clean. I was about to stash my little games in it, when I had a brilliant flash of inspiration.
I feel that it adds a certain flair to the bookshelf. (I may be crazy, but hey, I like it.) At any rate, it’s a handy way to store the homeless CDs. And it’s a bit of a family heirloom that now has a safe home.
And here’s another random organizing tip for you: If you organize your DVDs by color, it makes the shelf look somewhat less cluttered (see the top shelf in the photos). Try it and see what you think.
I once informed the Moomer that I can summarize the difference between us in this way: She alphabetizes her movies, and I sort mine by color. She has an English degree; I have a fashion degree. (Go figure.)