Storage Solutions for Movie/Game/Disc Hoarders?

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  1. raing3
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    raing3 CNET_Richard

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    I have been reaching breaking point for quite some with my hoarding ways slowly but surely taking over my room. I figured I should probably do something to sort it out.

    I now have an estimated 700 blu-ray movies + 150 PS3 games and this number is constantly increasing. This is becoming a problem as it is becoming increasingly harder to navigate the collection and keep it in any sort of order.

    It has gotten to the point where I now have multiple piles of cases resting on top of a small chest of draws slowly reaching the point of touching the roof. This makes it hard to find anything and just as hard to remove a specific item from the stack without risking the stack toppling.

    The best possible solution I can see to this problem (short of destroying/selling everything) is to box the cases up in a corner somewhere (still want to keep the cases because I'm a hoarder and all) and purchase some kind of storage items to hold the actual discs.

    I have struggled before with various CD/DVD binders with various quality, navigation and scalability issues, so I'm trying to avoid them as much as possible.

    I'm currently considering buying 3x 400 Ebox CD/DVD Storage cases from: http://www.gtmall.com.au/ebox-400-cd-dvd-storage-case.html

    The benefits I can see here are:
    • It uses draws rather than a lid so I can place stuff on top of it (just like my current set of draws :D) and stack them on top of each other.
    • It has individual locks on each of the draws so I can lock my siblings out of it, another reason for moving everything out of the cases.
    • It uses individual inserts which (should) make it easier to keep organized as I purchase more movies/games.
    So... has anyone faced a similar problem? What did you use to solve it? Has anyone ever purchased the above mentioned box and if so, how was the quality?
    Thanks for the help guize.
     
  2. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

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    To answer your question, I haven't bought one of these before. I'm not really a hoarder, but I still have a massive collection of electronic media. I was planning to get this as soon as I get the money.

    http://www.skymall.com/media-storage-towers/GSPK158.html

    They come in three sizes, so whatever. I forgot to mention they don't ship international. Really didn't notice this since I live in the States and thought they would ship around the world, considering the website this's being hosted on.
     
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    I'd put them in a large bookcase style cabinet.
    I'd never throw away the boxes.
    But that's me.
     
  4. raing3
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    raing3 CNET_Richard

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    Thanks for the suggestion though I'm looking for something more compact, also looking at some of the reviews/pictures is a bit off-putting with the shelves bowing with what seems to be fairly normal use.

    Also, I'm certainly not going to be throwing out the boxes but want to move them out of the way as they are currently taking up too much of my room and it's hard to organize them. Being able to box them up will hopefully also push me ever so slightly closer in my plans to move out of home.