I'm in the midst of a complete apartment re-haul and loving it. While on a yard sale binge last weekend (got lots of cool vintage goods to show off soon!) I recalled why I used to go to yard sales so often before I was a reseller: it's a great way to get practical housewares for pocket change. I paid fifty cents each on two scores that saved me some valuable shelf space.
I knew this plain black file organizer would be perfect for hosting records I was having trouble figuring out where to store after selling my big 1980s record player. (Going to replace it with a smaller model.)
Then there was this sleek plastic file organizer I could hang on the wall for more nifty record organization. I liked how it was clear, allowing the record art to show through.
This is the record pile before, at the bottom of a bookshelf, taking up valuable book shelf space. You can't access them easily like this, either.
So now I have a new and improved record corner that just needs a little record player to get the party started. (I saw a Michael Jackson record player on Craigslist the next city over. Want! Would go with my freshly moved MJ record wall nicely!)
And my new "library corner" has some bright beautiful record art on display. I see this method working well to organize art supplies (scrapbooking papers, etc.) and favorite books or magazines. Keep an eye out at the yard sales and thrift stores, I often see file organizers and I'm sure their numbers are increasing as file storage moves into the digital era.
Got any nifty thrift storage techniques to tell? Do share in the comments. What records do you collect? My Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, and Prince record collection is sizeable. I also love disco, funk, and soul.