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How do you sort and store your physical media?

p_xavier

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I use garage lockers to store my physical media but it's a pain in the ass to find a game or movie because of the stacks and three layers of depth. I buy physical if it's available so I need some growth plan too.

Here is what I have. Thoughts on optimization? What's your library and how it's organized?

 

AlteredForms

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I use garage lockers to store my physical media but it's a pain in the ass to find a game or movie because of the stacks and three layers of depth. I buy physical if it's available so I need some growth plan too.

Here is what I have. Thoughts on optimization? What's your library and how it's organized?

Wow... Look at all that garbage. Absolute physical garbage. Got most of my stuff electronically, with only extremely coveted items taking physical space.
 
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Nester99

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I got rid of all but my absolute favorites.

With the benefit of hindsight i find collections to be waste of money time and life energy FOR ME. If it makes you happy fill your boots, but dont let it own you.
 

12Goblins

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I gave them all away. my criterions are all I have left, stored in a box somewhere. I should probably give those away too. I like finding people that deserve free shit.

are you canadian op? I see some of them are written in french
 
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My discs are stored on shelves. I used to have loads of OG Xbox, 360 and PS3 in my collection but was a prat and sold it all. Now just Series X, PS4 and PS5 stuff plus my blu rays and 4K discs, probably close to 270 of those packages across the formats mentioned.
 
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p_xavier

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I got rid of all but my absolute favorites.

With the benefit of hindsight i find collections to be waste of money time and life energy FOR ME. If it makes you happy fill your boots, but dont let it own you.
Life energy? Did your dick got stuck in a blu-ray hole?
 

p_xavier

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My discs are stored on shelves. I used to have loads of OG Xbox, 360 and PS3 in my collection but was a prat and sold it all. Now just Series X, PS4 and PS5 stuff plus my blu rays and 4K discs.
I always upgrade when a superior format is available and give the previous version away. My only remaing DVDs now are Neon Genesis Evangelion and a BD release is due this year so happy for that.
 
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Nester99

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Life energy? Did your dick got stuck in a blu-ray hole?

Na Bro,

Adult penis will not fit in such a small hole. Sorry to be the one to break that to you.


Life energy as in spending time shopping, sorting, categorizing, , stressing over new releases and shelf space for shit you will use maybe once or twice more in your entire life.
 

p_xavier

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Na Bro,

Adult penis will not fit in such a small hole. Sorry to be the one to break that to you.


Life energy as in spending time shopping, sorting, categorizing, , stressing over new releases and shelf space for shit you will use maybe once or twice more in your entire life.
For me I LOVE receiving and finding things. But the thread is about getting a new sorting schema, and should not about shitposting for digital dudebros.
 
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Nester99

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For me I LOVE receiving and finding things. But the thread is about getting a new sorting schema, and shoukd not about shitposting for digital dudebros.


If it adds joy to your life, fantastic. keep it up. I did it for a while and it felt like a heavy yoke around my neck.

I am not a digital bro. I buy physicals games and trade them in to buy more physical games. I guess i am a digital bro WRT to movies. Just sold my DVD collection for like $1 each as i wanted the space and never watched them. I kept my Stargate DVDs because i really enjoy them.


to answer your question i would use Shallow cabinets so nothing is stored behind them, if you love them but cant see them, what's the point in keeping them. ?

Try something like this - Wayfair has a ton of stuff that might work better for you.

 

p_xavier

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If it adds joy to your life, fantastic. keep it up. I did it for a while and it felt like a heavy yoke around my neck.

I am not a digital bro. I buy physicals games and trade them in to buy more physical games. I guess i am a digital bro WRT to movies. Just sold my DVD collection for like $1 each as i wanted the space and never watched them. I kept my Stargate DVDs because i really enjoy them.


to answer your question i would use Shallow cabinets so nothing is stored behind them, if you love them but cant see them, what's the point in keeping them. ?

Try something like this - Wayfair has a ton of stuff that might work better for you.

I love my friends and family but don't need to see them everyday. I actually bought my cabinets on wayfair lol.
 

Corgi1985

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I use garage lockers to store my physical media but it's a pain in the ass to find a game or movie because of the stacks and three layers of depth. I buy physical if it's available so I need some growth plan too.

Here is what I have. Thoughts on optimization? What's your library and how it's organized?

You can start by throwing chappie in the garbage
 
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Quasicat

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Gaming: With the exception of a handful of discs, which sit in a little disc folder in my entertainment system, I am completely digital.

Music, Movies, and TV: I have gotten rid of all disc cases and have several large book style disc holders that hold every disc I own. These disc holders sit in moisture sealed bins at the bottom of a closet. I keep them because I have copied everything to a Plex media server and keep them for archival purposes, in case I ever need them.

Plex keeps everything organized for me in a number of different ways, the discs are in alphabetical order. I buy new stuff and just throw them in, but once a year I will take it all out and reorganize it while watching a movie.
 
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Wow... Look at all that garbage. Absolute physical garbage. Got most of my stuff electronically, with only extremely coveted items taking physical space.

I prefer digital these days too, but you knew what this thread was. Don't be a dickhead
 
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BadBurger

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I just put them in whatever media cabinet or shelf I have on hand. An image of my living room taken from a previous thread:



Most of my blurays are kept in a cabinet. I have some more in a shelf that houses my Switch. Then I have a book shelf type thing for books that I like to revisit (I am a big reader so I also have another bookshelf in my home office and bedroom).
 
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i've cut way back on physical media as i hate how much space it takes up and how damaging it is for the enviroment. i have donated/recycled a shit load but that said i still do have some:

books - about 50 paperbacks on a shelf in my bed room. some in a cupboard.
cds - about 100 music cds in a cd holder box in a cupboard. ain't touched them in about 10 years.
blu ray - about 30 movies/tv shows all in a drawer in my TV cabinet
vinyl - 10 records stored up right in a box
video games - about 20 PS1/PS2 games also stored in the same drawer as my blu rays.

i don't plan on getting rid of my books/blu ray/playstation games and might continue to buy them only if i first read a book on my kindle/stream a movie and i love it enough to want a physical copy (won't buy any more video games). as for music i plan on donating/recycling my cds + vinyl at some point. i'm all streaming for music.
 
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I just put them in whatever media cabinet or shelf I have on hand. An image of my living room taken from a previous thread:



Most of my blurays are kept in a cabinet. I have some more in a shelf that houses my Switch. Then I have a book shelf type thing for books that I like to revisit (I am a big reader so I also have another bookshelf in my home office and bedroom).
 

CatsGamesWhatever

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I use garage lockers to store my physical media but it's a pain in the ass to find a game or movie because of the stacks and three layers of depth. I buy physical if it's available so I need some growth plan too.

Here is what I have. Thoughts on optimization? What's your library and how it's organized?

IMO the biggest problem with this setup is that it has a lot of unused space. The space that is used makes the media inaccessible as well since it's stacked so deep. I would look into some Media shelving (or build your own).
You also should not store the cases laterally like that because the weight will leave an impression on the cases at the bottom (seen it many times).
If you want to keep that garage shelving unit than my suggestion would be to buy some stackable tupperware containers. Take the media you consume less often and pack it away with the stuff you use regularly out in the open and easily accessible.