IMG_1192This was the first-ever music CD I bought. Not sure why I remember that, and more importantly, I’m really not sure why I chose Seal as my first choice of artists. I’m willing to admit it could have to do with that “rose” song. It’s my only album by Seal and I can’t remember the last time I listened to it.

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This one is the first CD I bought while at a Starbucks. It happened to be what was playing on their sound system at the time and it’s still a great album to listen to on a road trip.

IMG_1193And this one Hubbs bought for me because I kept mentioning how much I like this song. Still do, and we also like playing this CD on road trips.

Why am I walking down Memory Lane with my CD’s? Because I have a small home and everything in it has “real estate” value. We have an average-size collection of music and a smattering of videos, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, the space they take up is annoying, and now I’m on a storage solution rampage with the CD’s.

Now that we have the new bookcases, there’s even less room to keep everything we had on the old bookcase – go figure. Not a real “problem” to have, I’m not complaining. I mean, it’s just “stuff” and there was a considerable amount of purging done. So for the items that remained, I needed a solution and a quick one.

Enter the newest piece of plastic to take up residence in our home:

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I went through all of our CD’s, pulled the papers out and what used to take up scads of space because of all of those plastic cases is now all housed in this beautiful $3.50 little box.

The bigger chore is the time it will take to get them all on iTunes.

Oh.Joy.

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