According to Tanja, decluttering music is supposed to be fun.....
For me, I feel like this was a particularly hard place to start. Music is HUGE part of our lives so we have a pretty big music collection. I really don't want to part with the majority of it (plus at least half of it is not mine). I pulled out the following boxes of cds and decided if I could consolidate these into two boxes instead of three, I would be happy.
Here is BEFORE
and this is AFTER
You can see from the box on the left that we have already eliminated all the jewel cases. We did this several years ago when we were tight on space. In addition to all these cds, we also have two full "books" of cds. One holds the kids' music and the cds I use for music class. The other holds more of Kevin's collection. Yes...we have most of these on our ipod, but we are hanging on the original cds in case our digital collection gets lost or erased.
The cds on the right side are my classical and violin collection. This is where I spent my energy decluttering. I have held on to many of the pieces "just in case". I realized that if I really need a piece for a class I am teaching, I can get it at the library.
I threw out the jewel cases for my teaching cds and put them together in this extra book I had.
And here is a picture of the cds that didn't make the cut (plus the 23 jewel cases I threw away!)