Tuesday, 19 June 2012

7" Storage Boxes

Here's a question that always attracts a wide range of answers - how do you store your 7"s?

I use cardboard boxes that are made specifically to hold 7" records. Before that I used to use empty printer/photocopy paper boxes, but they always seemed a bit flimsy, so circa 2005 I upgraded to something better. I bought 15 boxes and I was happy. However, as the years have ticked by, those boxes became full and I once again started using photocopy paper boxes for the overflow. Eventually (i.e. last week) I got sick enough of the situation to invest in ten more proper storage boxes. I love these things. They come flat packed and you then 'assemble' them yourself in a matter of seconds. They're really sturdy, stack neatly and have handles (which makes it easier when you come to move house). These ones are also better quality than other similar boxes i have seen as they are double thickness and have white (rather than brown) insides.

If you're using anything else, you're probably doing it wrong.

The place I got these is stuck in the dark ages & doesn't have a website, but if anyone in the UK needs a pointer as to where you can buy these things, get in touch.

13 comments:

Unknown said...

I use shoeboxes. Mostly because whenever I fill up a box, it's an excuse to buy another pair of Nikes.

Handsome Pete said...

How dare you criticize my use of shoeboxes!

Although these things seem a lot better for moving and storage. Like a comic box.

J@oldschoolslobberknocker said...

I use some 7" icube type wooden units that I got off eBay..granted its a pricey option

mcs said...

I use i-cubes for my 12"s, but I don't like things like that for 7"s because you need to be able to flick through 7"s from front to back, not by looking at them sideways on.

I can't believe people use shoeboxes. Even photocopy paper boxes are better than shoeboxes!

Wade said...

does anyone know where i can get the ones marcus is talking about in this post online? i need new ones and these look awesome.

Across Your Face said...

Don't know about the ones marcus has but I've heard these work pretty good: http://www.sleevetown.com/record-storage.shtml

Across Your Face said...

Great post by the way!

Sean said...

Point me in the right direction mate. I use these boxes too. I bought 6 from rev a couple of years ago but i have since filled them all and rev no longer stock them. Definitely need more.

Anonymous said...

If you are in the US, www.bagsunlimited.com sells similar boxes.

geoff said...

im a big fan of bags unlimited. if you get the boxes there make sure to pick up some of the other stuff they offer to protect your 7"s.

JG said...

For 7" I use: http://www.protected.de/200/mediarootdir/00000001/2033.jpg

For 12" I use: http://www.protected.de/200/mediarootdir/00000001/1033.jpg

I bought 3 boxes for 7" and 4 for 12" a few years ago and they are awesome. High quality. They are perfect for 7" and 12".

Check this German company: www.protected.d

Flanders Fury said...

I use these storage boxes already 4 years and I have them in brown cardboard! I also have plastic dividers that make categories and perfectly fit in these boxes...

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