So I just moved into a brand new apt and I really want to stay clean and organized. I haven't got much unpacked yet and I wanted to have a better way of organizing all my disks and game manuals and etc.
I've got some CDs and game disks in a pair of really old Case Logic albums, but they're starting to fall apart. I've kept almost all the manuals from all the games i've ever owned, but they're literally in an old amazon shipping box that I stuffed in my closet. A lot of music CDs and games that I have though are still in their original cases just stacked in a shelf. I really don't know how many music CDs I have, but maybe ball park figure would be at least two or three hundred. I've been gaming since the early 90s so I have to imagine the number of game discs I have are about the same if not more.
So I'm just trying to get a sense of what other people do these days to store a large number of CDs and game discs and manuals. Do you keep liner notes from music CDs anymore? I know a lot of people rip their CDs to their computer and put the CD into semi-permanent storage so I'm definitely considering that. I wish the same could work with game media. rip every game disk to an ISO file and just mount it when you need it. but copy protection gets in the way of that right? maybe scan all the manuals into PDF format?? I have a small 2-drawer filing cabinet and I used to think I could stash everything in that, each game having its own hanging file folder..but that didn't really work out either.
I originally thought it was great that games were coming in modified DVD cases. but they're almost always the double wide cases and those suckers take up a lot of space after a while if you get enough of them.
So I thought I would just mine the this site for ideas. Thanks in advance!