As you may have read in my Feb 16 Update #1, I’m in the midst of reorganizing my books and media. A description of the room, the state of organization – lack of it, actually – is in that previous post. This thing was a New Year Resolution to get things organized.
The CDs, category by category (excepting jazz, so far) have been pulled, organized, sorted, winnowed (more on that in a minute), and re-shelved. I added three additional shelves, cleaned everything.
Status as of Feb 20 – Resorting and Reorganizing CDs:
Non-Rock Vocals – completed
Soundtracks – completed
Classical – completed
Spoken Word – completed
Rock – completed
Jazz – not begun.
I’ve made good progress with the CDs, I even have a couple shelves that are, momentarily, empty. They’re CD height, so I can’t put paperbacks on them, unless I stack them on their sides… The jazz CDs are in a separate shelving unit, so it won’t be as time consuming I hope.
Winnowing – This is an inevitable part of the process. It’s difficult, it hurts, but it has to be done. There are CDs I just don ‘t listen to any more, nor do I plan to. I need to get rid of them, and I am. In classical, performances that are inferior to other CDs of the same work(s) are going to the library. Rock CDs are going to the used CD store. I have only about a half dozen soundtracks I’m not keeping, but they go to the library too.
Classical music is by far the toughest. The hard part was deciding if I thought I’d ever play some of them again,a nd if not, did I want to keep it anyway? Pieces of music I don’t particularly like but filled in the holes drove me nuts. If I have, say, all the other symphonies, why wouldn’t I want to have that one? You get the idea.
Status as of Feb 20 – Books:
Tall books – completed: on shelves (under the window seat)
General Shelving – mostly hardcovers – not begun
Paperback mystery – not begun
Hardcover and paperback SF and Fantasy – not begun
Hardcover Mystery – not begun
Graphic Novels and Collections – not begun
The books aren’t as out of order, but there are some shelving issues. All the paperbacks are double shelved, slotting in a book requires sliding every other book following it to the right, the end book to the next shelf down, etc. Nightmare Town. I’ll start the books after I finish the jazz CDs.
There is still a long way to go, but I’m getting there, slowly. Verrrry slooowly.