Best Storage for DVDs out of Amaray cases?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

    Eric Huffstutler Screenwriter

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    This may not be the right are to post my question but know many here have extensive collections so...

    I am limited on budget and space. Outside of custom building a cabinet which will end up being too big for the area I need to put it in to hold my 600 DVDs, I am needing an alternative.

    Some in the past have suggested removing the discs from the cases and placing them in a specialized book or box then storing the cases away and just use a printout of the covers. My question is what would be a good archive quality holder that won't scratch, warp, or stick to the discs and protect them from elements too? Not just talking about sleeves but a system of sorts. Links would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. Mike Frezon

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    Hi Eric! Maybe instead of a bigger cabinet/shelves, or binders, you might consider thinner cases?

    Look HERE
     
  3. Michael Elliott

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    That's what I was going to say. I've got around 1200 DVDs and was running out of space very quickly. I had two large book cases, 15 smaller cases, 2 large racks plus a couple other things that surrounded my living room. I went to the thins now everything fits on the two book cases.
     
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    My collection is only at 400 (and growing WAY too quickly! [​IMG] ). But I had the same problem as Michael (and apparently you, Eric). My wife doesn't mind my hobby (too much) but hates the clutter. So, I had purchased a special media unit to hold my DVDs and CDs...which has been filling quickly.

    But, as the pictures posted in the last several pages of that thread show, you can realize a full HALF of your shelf space by converting to ThinPaks! Its quite dramatic!
     
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    Hi Eric! I have the same problem for different reasons. I use a wheelchair so I can't use shelves to store my 300 and growing collection because I can't reach them all, so I use a binder system. I prefer the CD Projects DVD 40 Binders. They have pockets for inserts and non scratch sleeves for the DVD's. I have been using them for 3 years and have no scratched discs
     
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    I put all my discs in slimline jewel cases and store them on CD racks. Regular movies go in the plain, slim cases. 2-disc sets and box sets go in "double slimline" cases, which are the thickness of a regular jewel case, but hold 2 discs on a hinged insert. All packaging goes in the closet. I use printouts from DVD Profiler and a custom database to keep track. Title cards, printed on heavy cardstock, help me find discs on the rack. (I sort by director or series rather than by title.)
     

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