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As I've probably mentioned elsewhere, I'm moving house at the moment.

 

Previously I've had all my CDs, books and DVDs organised alphabetically (CDs and books by author, DVD by titles) but I want a bit of a change.

 

So far, I've begun by putting my clothes and DVDs in by colour, my books in by height and I think I'm going to do my CDs by title.

 

How does everyone else organise things? Any hot tips?

 

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You could organise your CDs chronologically by decade. That'd be interesting.

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I have over 1400 dvds so the only i can manage them is by strict alpha order.

 

cds are piled up in my wardrobe having put them onto my pc last year.

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I was thinking about doing CDs by date but I've got a few problems.

 

If I do them by date purchased, what is the second qualifying factor? Sometimes I buy a few CDs at the same time - in that case which goes higher? Also, a lot of the CDs I can't remember exactly when I bought them.

 

If I did them by date released I'd have to check each/nearly every CD and find out when it was released. I think that could be very time consuming.

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You could seek help for your OCD. :icon_lol:

 

 

You could do something far more exciting Walliver like counting the raindrops on your window

 

What about when it's sunny? :icon_lol:

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You could seek help for your OCD. :icon_lol:

 

 

You could do something far more exciting Walliver like counting the raindrops on your window

 

What about when it's sunny? :rolleyes:

 

 

Count the hairs on your lasses back :icon_lol:

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Do what I did and hire Bottom Price Removals to shift all your gear for you, they pay you for the pleasure when you have to send your goods to be repaired/replaced!

 

I scored for £200 and a new bookcase and dining room table!

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Don't think books by height is very good. You might have a hardback and a paper back of the same novel and they would be at different ends. :lol:

 

Alphabetical by artist/writer/film name, then chronological for me.

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Don't think books by height is very good. You might have a hardback and a paper back of the same novel and they would be at different ends. :lol:

 

Alphabetical by artist/writer/film name, then chronological for me.

 

I don't think I own two copies of the same book. But if I did, I don't see why having it in two places would be a bad idea. If I have two copies of it I must like it a lot so having it at separate ends would make it more likely to be spotted when I browse for something to read.

 

I don't have a lass to count hairs on. But I have noticed that my back is starting to get hairy. :rolleyes:

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Maybe not so much the same novel then, just think height is no way to sort books. :rolleyes:

 

About as useful as him sorting DVDs by colour, ffs. :lol:

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Maybe not so much the same novel then, just think height is no way to sort books. :rolleyes:

 

About as useful as him sorting DVDs by colour, ffs. :lol:

 

 

Or CDs by shape!

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Maybe not so much the same novel then, just think height is no way to sort books. :rolleyes:

 

About as useful as him sorting DVDs by colour, ffs. :lol:

 

I did that once :blush:

 

Makes the shelf look a lot nicer

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Aye but surely it must be a nightmare trying to find the DVD you're looking for unless you remember the colour of every one?

 

 

I'm not Lazurus, I don't need a dewey decimal system for thousands upon thousands of DVDs.

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See, Happy face has the right idea; it's all about presentation. My various collections aren't huge so it wouldn't take me long to find something and normally when I want something to watch/read/listen to I would scan my collection until something jumped out at me.

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See, Happy face has the right idea; it's all about presentation. My various collections aren't huge so it wouldn't take me long to find something and normally when I want something to watch/read/listen to I would scan my collection until something jumped out at me.

 

I must know the colour of the spine of 99% of my books, cd's and dvds' so it wasn't hard to find anything. The whole effect is ruined by the Simpsons DVD's which are different colours every season. :lol:

 

I also went through a period of splitting my DVD's into foreign and English speaking. The rules are that a bedtime DVD must be English speaking (or Amelie) so there's no point even looking through a couple of hundred of them to make a choice.

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