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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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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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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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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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