We store our music using many different
methods nowadays. There are personal MP3 player and digital files on
computer or cloud. But most of us still have at least some CDs or
DVDs and more and more people are rediscovering the joys of pressed
vinyl. Some of us even have a few VHS tapes and audio cassettes
hanging around. Here are some tips on how to move them intact.
Start by layering the bottom of
your box with crumpled paper. Blank newsprint should work fine and
it’s quite inexpensive.
For DVDs, CDs (including software
disks,) and relics like VHS tapes and cassettes, pack them in their
cases. If you’ve lost or damaged them, replacement CD and DVD
jewel cases are cheap to stock up on and will help them last longer
even once you get to your new place.
Stand the cases on their closed
edges in the box – never lay them flat as they will break much
Use hardcover books at either end
against the sides of the box and at intervals in between to
VHS tapes or cassettes may be lain
flat or on their sides.
Fill any gaps with crumpled paper.
Be sure to label the box as
Your record collection
If you are an audiophile with a lot of
vinyl records, you’ll want to take extra care. Just as you would
with CDs or DVDs, records should be packed on their sides and never
flat. You’ll want to line the bottom with paper in the same way.
The records should fit together
snugly, but avoid packing them too tight as this may lead to
Use hardcover books to line the
sides of the box as a buffer.
Monitor the temperature and be
sure that your records aren’t getting too hot. This can also lead
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