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 Post subject: Downsize living area
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:54 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:13 pm 
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Her shoe collection will have to go so you can use the walk in closet for physical media storage.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:57 pm 
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The Master Bedroom becomes The Mancave and the software gets converted to FLAC so they'll be some room for big speakers and a monster amp in case partygoers move in next door.


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If you are creative with your album placement in your room, they can almost become diffusing treatments.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Rip cd's and dvd's onto nas or music server/computer and physical digital media into storage.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:11 pm 
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I've ripped the CD's. So I assume I can sell the CD's. Will have to deal with the LP's. Possibly a good storage unit that goes vertical will help.

Started looking at these. The Maple shade units.

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:26 pm 
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mitcho wrote:
I've ripped the CD's onto hi-res. So I assume I can sell the CD's. Will have to deal with the LP's. Possibly a good storage unit that goes vertical will help.

Started looking at these. The Maple shade units.

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/

Technically and legally, you are not allowed to sell your riipped CDs. You can give them away, but by ripping them, in legal terms you have made a copy of them which you are not allowed to UNLESS is is for archival purposes amd keep the original. Legally speaking of course....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:28 pm 
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was not aware of that. I guess I have a lot of CD's to give away


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:57 pm 
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Legally speaking I'll take the first real good ones.... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:58 pm 
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I guess I will offer free shipping too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:09 pm 
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Kartmn wrote:
If you are creative with your album placement in your room, they can almost become diffusing treatments.


Pretty darn good advice.

And remember that all you got will go a long way in soundproofing your condo.

Keep all your toys.... :!: :!: :!:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:39 pm 
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We live in a townhouse (less than 1000 sq ft). Fortunately my wife loves music and doesn't mind having media displayed in our living room. But I don't have nearly as much as you do. I suggest unloading some of your LPs, CDs. keep just want you really love (rip the rest). Get some nice shelving.

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mitcho wrote:
I've ripped the CD's onto hi-res. So I assume I can sell the CD's. Will have to deal with the LP's. Possibly a good storage unit that goes vertical will help.

Started looking at these. The Maple shade units.

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/

Technically and legally, you are not allowed to sell your riipped CDs. You can give them away, but by ripping them, in legal terms you have made a copy of them which you are not allowed to UNLESS is is for archival purposes amd keep the original. Legally speaking of course....


Yes, the bearded man speaks wisely. Beware of the used CD police. :-)

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Yes, the bearded man speaks wisely. Beware of the used CD police. :-)[/quote]


I guess I can box up the CD's and place them in storage. My luck, the minute I give them away I will lose the hard drive/ cloud storage.

The Mapleshade LP storage looks promising as the footprint seems to be fairly small. A little expensive, but cheaper than replacing all the music.


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 Post subject: Re: Downsize living area
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 pm 
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Design a floor to ceiling storage adjustable shelving system.
Going too wide the weight will sag the shelf. Downsizing is very different and although necessary we have to do the best we can.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Here are my storage shelves for my cd, lp, laser disc and r2r collection. My dvd's are stored in boxes as I seldom seem to watch them again. I have an android tv box that allows me to watch many movies for free instead.

Two of the storage shelves are homemade and the metal one is from costco. Surprisingly the metal one that I bought has the most flex in it even though the shelves are rated at 300 lb each (according to the included instructions) but I don't lean on it very much so it's not a problem. I hope not as there is a $2000 lute on top in it's case. I am planning on removing the aquarium on top of the guitar stand and use the stand to store spare amps. The guitars will go in a lockable guitar cabinet when I get around to building one. I have 6 guitars and various other instruments to store.

I find it difficult to find what I need so diy is the best option for me.

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