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 Post subject: Re: Downsize living area
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:17 pm 
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that's a lot of storage. I should probably get a storage unit for my movies and CD's. Make a LP storage unit which is vertical so I can either have it in the living room and/ or a closet.


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Ripping your CDs is a great way to save space. So many good dacs on the market that can easily best a lot of CD players so you might end up upgrading (potentially).

This might be blasphemy coming from a young punk but I don't know any better. That said, you can get exceptional recordings of your LPs and stored in various formats on a computer. I would urge to use good quality Korg gear to this but what's really cool is that you can edit crackles and pops while retaining the character of your vinyl setup now.

Just some options.


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when I moved, I put my DVD and Blu-ray movies and my CDs into vinyl sleeves, that saved space occupied by the DVD or jewel cases. Bags Unlimited and Amazon helped out with solutions for this. These sleeves save a lot of space compared to the cases, but this is a chore to transfer them. Sorry, I don't have a vinyl solution. https://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/3317/cd-gatefold-sleeve-nbsp-40mil-polyethylene https://www.amazon.ca/Atlantic-74604729-Movie-Sleeves/dp/B002JR2V7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501464697&sr=8-1&keywords=atlantic+dvd+sleeves


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A townhouse still has lots of room. Store all your lps in the basement or a closet in one of the spare rooms. Use the main basement area as your mancave and watching TV upstairs you can still have speakers and a smaller system to run it. CDs and DVDs can also be stored elsewhere. Its using space that was once living room rec room dining room are is now to one function and the other rooms for new uses. Some stuff will go before the move and some will go once you moved in . Take the plans of the new townhouse inlarge it and go over it with the wife and show her where your installing all your stuff is going . This way she will not be shocked when you move in and see where it is in its new space.


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I am hopeful that we would have a townhome with a basement. However, it could end up being a condo with no basement which would reduce the space we have greatly.


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Consider the hallway (if there is one). They are generally wasted space. If you look at my avatar you can see a 10' hallway with a couple of bookcases I purchased from Rona for about $120 each. Very sturdy, nicely finished, and laid on their side they hold about 1k lps.

Good luck with the decision. Transfer the cds and keep the lps.

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really like the bookcase idea in a hallway. That seems to be a really good idea of using wasted space for it.


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mitcho wrote:
My wife and I are now retired and we are looking at downsizing our living space. Going from a Bungalow with full basement that gives us quite a bit of room to a townhouse/ condo with a lot less living space.

How did you deal with the space required for your CD's/ LP's. Have about 900 CD's and 1000 LP's. I know it's going to be tight keeping the vinyl and the CD's. Now add in tons of movies, I will need to downsize this quite a bit.

How do you rip a CD onto hi-res?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:56 pm 
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will have to see what the cost of a storage unit will be for the movies and the CD's.


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Storage is built in to some furniture pieces that could house the cd/DVD. Coaches may have pull out storage drawers, ottomans as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:57 am 
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mpublicover wrote:
Storage is built in to some furniture pieces that could house the cd/DVD. Coaches may have pull out storage drawers, ottomans as well.


We have one larger Ottoman in our family room which has storage built into it. We keep our bluray's and some books in it. Will have to look at some more.

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Can't help with LP's but my solution for CD's in my condo was CD shelves from IKEA tucked behind a door. Three shelves holds about 400 CD's. I have three side by side but can fit another two without compromising the opening too much.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:36 am 
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I like that


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Me too. Those CD shelves can go anywhere, and they can be adjusted to hold knicky-knicky things to fit decor (and keep the boss happy).

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Yes I think we will all experience this.


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