May 08, 2024

Storage Tips: Ways to Store your Books and CD

Collecting is an instinct we all have. People collect all sorts of things, and the Guinness World Records even recognises some of the largest collections in the world!

In our case, we might be collecting books and CDs for different reasons—some are vintage items from the bygone era. Some others might build a collection as a way to form social connections in a like-minded hobbyist community.

However, if you plan to store your books and CDs somewhere safe, here are some of the best storage tips for keeping them.

Avoid placing them in direct sunlight

Just like how sunlight can affect fabric, paints and other materials, it can equally damage your books and CDs. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause your book pages to fade and CD to degrade. As such, try to store your books and CDs away from direct sunlight.

Dust off CDs and Books Covers

As the saying goes, taking the right precautions can go a long way. This is why to prevent pests and elements from damaging your books and CDs in storage, always ensure that they are in pristine condition before packing. If possible, use a soft paintbrush to remove any dust and dirt from your books and CD covers.

Pack them right

It is important to pack your books and CDs properly to reduce damage.


The best way to pack books is to place them in an upright position with their spines against the sides of the box. Also, make sure to avoid placing them paper side down as this will cause the pages to sag over time.

If there are any gaps in the packing box, add fillers in the box for a snug fit.


The best way to store CDs is to place them back to their original protective cases. However, if you no longer have them, you can consider purchasing a soft case or wrapping them in plastic or bubble wrap to avoid scratches.

The CDs should also be placed on their edges instead of a flat lay. Similar to storing books, all gaps should be closed with fillers to keep everything secure.

Make use of self-storage

If you have no storage space available at home, you can always consider storing them at a self-storage facility. Ensure that your storage space is equipped with a dehumidifier to reduce damage to your collection.

At Extra Space Asia, we have a wide range of storage units to suit your needs. If you require any assistance with your books and CD storage solutions, simply drop us a call at 6771 3100, and we’ll be glad to help you out.

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