When P and I lived in Mississippi we used plastic bins to store all our records while our record player sat on top of a beautiful vintage wood and glass end-table. Unfortunately, we left both the bins and the table in Mississippi with some dear friends. For the first couple months we lived in NYC our record player was packed in its box on the pile of records in our living room. As a christmas gift to ourselves we bought the above Vinyl Storage Shelf from Urban Outfitters. This shelf is no longer sold at Urban Outfitters but they do sell similar styles like this Wooden Media Console or this Metal Vinyl Record Storage Shelf. Our speaker is sitting on an Ikea Picture Ledge. It is now easier for us to grab a desired record and our cats no longer sleep on them!
Right now the records are sorted by type and genre: christmas, plays, instrumentals, soundtracks, and musical artists. The dividers are my father’s guitars books and our larger multi-record books. I am really inspired by the below dividers and hopefully I will have the opportunity for the DIY project soon.