15 Fun Vinyl record storage ideas


I have to say, there is something about listening to music on vinyl that just gives me the warm fuzzies! A little bit of crackle, fuzz and hum.. Physically having to flip over the record to get to the next side, & listening to an album start to finish just has a nostalgic feel to me and I love it. This is 15 Fun and Useful Vinyl Storage Ideas by Leonora Epstein 1. As you well know, there is always the old faithful IKEA Kallax series (RIP, Expedit). Here’s everything in the Kallax series. 2. But there are many ways to hack Ikea’s square storage systems to look more vintage and less basic. This hack uses stained plywood. How simple! 3. Records don’t need to be stored on shelves. You can make your living room clutter-free by storing them in drawers. Tip: Unless you have a large, weighty collection contained in the drawers, Make sure the cabinet is bolted to the wall. When I used drawers, the weight of one drawer pulled out tipped the cabinet forward (onto my foot). Use caution! 4. Whether you keep your vinyl in drawers or on shelves, you can keep everything organized with alphabetical or category dividers. These beautiful wood dividers by Kate Koeppel Design are $150 and up. Tip: Vinyl and CD dividers can be made with clear plastic sheets and stick-on mailbox lettering from Home Depot or Lowe’s. I used 11″x14″ sheets (from HD) for LPs and 11″x14″ cut into quarters for CDs. Quick and easy and FAR less expensive. 5. Flower box or small box storage secured to a wall is a good way to organize 45s. 6. It’s also easy enough to turn any stray cabinet drawer (easy flea market find!) into rolling storage. I had some scrap poplar plywood lying around, and just had to purchase some casters and furring strips to frame out the box. I even had an extra cabinet handle laying around to use. Drawback: TINY collections only, very limited room for growth. 7. Maximize your space by turning vinyl shelves into benches. 8. Ikea’s PS Storage Module also fits records. Buy a couple of these to stack or arrange as you please. They’re $34 each at Ikea. Tip: Given how far the LPs stand up inside the PS Storage Module, stacking is obviously impossible. 9. Looking for something vintage? Search Etsy for “wire vinyl storage” (or variations) for cute shelves, often under $100. This black metal table costs $68 on Etsy. But sadly currently sold out. Review: A really good way to mess up the bottom of the LP cover. If the bottom shelf is covered with 1/8″ hardboard cut to size, MAYBE. Also very limited room for growth. 10. What if you want to show off your vinyl art? Try turning your collection outward on a series of shelves. 11. This is also a nice way to present records, as opposed to lining all the spines outward. You could definitely DIY this if you come across the right size box. Good for tiny collections, otherwise wastes huge amounts of space. 12. These basic blocks allow you to build a shelving unit of your own configuration. They’re $35 each on Etsy. It’s an extra-large cube for your extra-large things; stuffed animals, big books, vinyl records (holds 65-70 record albums), clothes, purses, anything! Review: At least a half inch to an inch too small if you store your LPs in protective plastic sleeves (you do, don’t you?) 13. Turns out, Ikea’s Molder stool fits records. It can definitely be painted, too, if you want to spruce it up. They’re $39.99 at IKEA. This is just unspeakable 14. If you don’t have a huge collection and are looking for something funky, vintage record boxes can be found on Etsy. This 1960s record box costs $50 on And finnally, 15. But if you’re just looking for an easy way to spruce up a shelf, you can try painting the backing or the bottom for a pop of color. That’s it, If you need more storage ideas, Mention that in comment area don’t forget to leave a like or share using special buttons under this video. Please press subscribe button available on a same area and see you again later sometimes in the near future Thanks for watching.

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  1. The only option for someone who has A LOT of records was the first idea (ikea kallax) which i already have but don't really like..

  2. I actually bought frames made for LP albums in their covers and I found those at The Dollar General a couple of years ago. The albums look great as art, and they are sealed, which protects them. Just make sure you hang them securely.

  3. Look around on Amazon for " Foremost 327806 Modular Large Divided Storage System " . These come in a few color options, are easy to assemble, and fairly cheap. I've bought six of them recently for vinyl and have been impressed SO FAR with quality. They can be stacked horizontally, and come with a little bit of hardware to do so. You can get other elements of the Modular System to customize your space as well.

  4. I hate flipping records over. Idk why people think it's the greatest. That whole "ritual" thing is overrated. I just love the sound and they are cool just because.

  5. Like #13, Sefour's record storage cubes have more space, so they can hold records with plastic sleeves. And they match matte black Ikea furniture perfectly.

  6. You threw me off right away saying that hearing pops brings a sense of nostalgia. I have over 1,000 records and I try to avoid records that have pops. I even have some from the 50's that sound great without any.

  7. If you're getting that
    faint fuzzle and crack" sound that means either your record is dirty or the stylus is dirty/needs to be replaced.It's not the sound you should get from your records

  8. The only problem with most of these ideas is basicly no dust protection. 12th idea is what i use but with a glass door, so dust will be no longer be a problem.

  9. Back in the late 70's early 80's  I had a room where I put 12" cork panels on the entire walls and ceiling! Then I took all the records out of their covers and pin tacked the covers in each corner of the cover butted up against each other! The covers went floor to ceiling and across the ceiling so the entire room when you walked in was all album covers! I even did the back of the door, made a custom 4" foam backed board that fit in the window and took the shutter doors off the closet and did it the top half of the wall in it as well! Then in the closet so they were out of the way, I put all the vinyl records in blank covers organized alphabetically and music genre wise in Peaches Records crates with custom dividers and titles/artists I made and elevated them on storage cabinets with custom fronts just like the Record Store for easy access and play on a killer quad stereo system with tall floor speakers in each corner! Right above the turntable I had a featured frame to place a cover with a lit "Now Playing" sign! It was a blast and easy to swap out the covers on the walls and over the years I even swapped out covers for album posters! I even had it so you could turn out the lights and a funky light show would fill the room so you could sit back in bean bag chairs and escape into the music! Got this idea from our trips to the Laser Light Show Concerts at Bishop Planetarium in Sarasota The room wasn't sound proof, but between the cork and the covers I could really crank it in there! It all took me awhile to do all this, but my friends and anyone who ever came in there all thought it was one of the coolest things they had ever seen! I'd say I had to agree!  P.S.  I had another room with ALL black light posters, love beads, lava lamps, bean bag chairs …etc. where I could pipe the music from the "Record Store" room into it! This was a pretty popular room too! Damn I miss those rooms! Need to do them again! I still have most of the stuff!

  10. i have a old record stand (the wire one) that i got from an antique shop on an old road for like 10 bucks, i sanded and repainted it so now its like new i actually have another that was also dirt cheap so to save 90 bucks be patient and go to antique shops

  11. Been collecting vinyl albums.. vintage items and random junk before it was cool .. now every hipster loves this shit .. super duper annoying .. over it ..

  12. drawers are a no go unless you have rails made from superman's bones and I wouldn't trust my collections on anything less than 18mm, the IKEA units shown bow like crazy Mmmm fractured chipboard.

  13. Certain military ammo cases work nicely for transporting 33s and 45s on the go, if you have a portable turntable (like I do).

  14. You forgot to mention mid-century modern teak and walnut credenzas! These hold a lot of records and aren't ugly like Ikea shelving. I wish I had the room for one in my small room.

  15. $350 for dividers??? These companies are genius.. really milking all the money they can out of these yuppie hipsters

  16. Worst "fun" HIPSTER video & suggestions ever, Vintage crap boxes? wood? are you serious? ok IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS COLLECTOR READ THIS: NEVER NEVER use WOOD boxes for your records, wood add acids to the paper and cause damage over time, avoid vintage crap used bad materials boxes, also prevent use shelf racks even if you use outer sleeves, why? records are exposed in shelfs, the solution? is Acid Free Cardboard boxes! keeping your records in acid free boxes are secure to avoiding exposure UV lights, mold, dust and more; add Silica Gel to each box and keep your records room in 35% to 45% relative humidity, 21 Centigrade / 70 Fahrenheit Temperature. I bet your records can lives 100+ years of that way.

  17. Whoa, I have that Nurds album. I bought it for it's album cover. It's nice to look at ;). The music is fun too.

  18. I have a mixture of a number of different shelves, but one piece of advice I would give to some that maybe have bigger collections or see their collection really growing…if you go with the Kallax series shelves….don't buy the 4×4 or 5×5, etc.  I would buy all 2×2 shelves.   I purchased a 5×5, a 2×4 and 5 2x2s.  What I have discovered is that having the 2×2, since all these are stackable, offers you the benefit of being able to really move your collection and room design around.  At one point you might want one huge vinyl wall and you and can stake them a make it.  Another time you might want more of sofa table effect behind our couch or you might want to use a 2×2 on each side as end tables.  Maybe you want to "L" in a corner of a wall or stack shelves to get higher lining a staircase.   So many different arrangement which means you can change for a change of pace or when you move to that new home or apartment you have flexibility.  If I could do it over again  I would have not bought the 5×5 or the 2×4.  I would have went with like 14 or so 2x2s.  Just something to think about IF you do choose the go the Kallax route with larger collections.

  19. Is this generation tired yet of the constant criticism and sniping?  Wow, you people bitch and moan about everything, even somebody just trying to give you some ideas for free.

  20. Hey guys! I made a documentary style short film last year about record collectors called "Gathering Grooves"! It was my major work for university last year, it's on my channel!

  21. Crackle and hum? I thought this was annoying at first then heard or say this. Guess what, you're doing it wrong. This is for target shoppers….. Nothing to see here, unless you're buying Taylor Swift on vinyl.

  22. I think you should consider changing your intro music to something less abrasive. How about you start every video by running your finger nails down a chalkboard or maybe the sound of two alley cats having sex.

  23. WRONG RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE SHELVED NOT STORED IN CRATES. I'VE BEEN IN THE RECORD COLLECTING BUSINESS WAY BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. YOU CREATE THEM AND THEY WILL BREAK

  24. On many albums songs were put into an order, a journey .. when i listen to a cd or complete album online i can hear where side one ends and side two begins the album theme again.. this seems to be lost on a lot of people, regardless of age, Check it out

  25. Women talkin ‘bout music and vinyl…. I have 2500 pieces…. your post is ridiculous? Please talk ‘bout cooking, or hair cut, or maquillage, or about killing rats in the infested part of your town or how to change a truck ‘s wheel… if you are a feminist… oh, good lord!

  26. How do you store 5000-6000 LPs, approximately 7000 CD’’ and anywhere from 1550 to 2000 DVDs and Blue Ray disks? (Not including odd sized box sets and miscellaneous music related contraptions.

    I have dedicated an entire room for storage of these artifacts but I can’t seem to find the right idea for storing them.

    I have yet to see s cabinet or set of cabinets that would do the job. Any ideas?

  27. Love your ideas!! What would you recommend for someone who has a collection of over 500 vinyl records?

  28. The day that I can get my own CNC milling machine and some wood from home depot. F*ck the manufacturers with their over inflated, greedy price points. Do they think we're stupid? $450 wtf?

  29. Sad to say most of the items you recommend for record storage will hold up to the weight of Records. However, if you have a small collection or intend too spread out your records these ideas might work

  30. I have the typical IKEA set up, but I really want to start storing them facing you, like what you see in a type record shop.. Probably is it takes up more area, unless you find a clever way to condense the space, maybe vertically?

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