Vinyl Storage: 20 Solutions You Need to Know in 2019

Turntable with a small vinyl collection underneath. Featured image for blog post.

If you are a vinyl collector, then you know that vinyl storage can be a real nightmare.

It is in fact that storing vinyl can be a huge pain point:

Vinyl records are heavy, they take a lot of space, and they are just too many.

So, what is the best way to store records?

In this article, I’ll show you 20 cool vinyl storage solutions.

Ready? Let’s dive right in!

Contents:

Chapter 1: How to Store Vinyl Records

Chapter 2: Vinyl Record Storage and Shelving Solutions

Chapter 3: Last Thoughts

Chapter 1: How to Store Vinyl Records

I am sure that this is a question you’ve asked many times:

How to Store Vinyl

Especially if you are a vinyl record collector.

You see, there is something about vinyl that makes people obsessed about it.

After a certain point, it’s not about the music or the songs that you love.

Vinyl Record Collection
Image Source: The Vinyl Factory

It’s about having more and more vinyl records; until you reach a point where the time you have in your life, is not enough to hear the vinyl records you have collected.

And, with great vinyl collections, comes great responsibility.  

You have to find the space and the ways to store your vinyl correctly.

So, what are some general practices when it comes to storing vinyl?

Here they are:

1) Keep your vinyl records upright

Keep your vinyl records upright
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Why store vinyl upright?

Well, it’s because warped vinyl records are almost impossible to fix.

Thus, storing vinyl records horizontally is essential.

2) Keep your vinyl records dry and cool

Keep your vinyl records dry and cool
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Here is another critical practice for storing vinyl.

You have to keep your vinyl records (and their covers) dry and away from radiators or anything hot.

3) Keep your vinyl records in their sleeves

Keep your vinyl records in their sleeves
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Unless you want to listen to a vinyl record, there is no point in removing it from their sleeves.

Keeping your vinyl records in their sleeves protect them from moisture or dust.

4) Keep your vinyl records away from dust

IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit
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Even though we’ve just mentioned it, keeping your vinyl away from the dust is essential when storing vinyl.

So, make sure to keep your vinyl collection away from the dust, or at least clean them as often as possible.

5) Store your vinyl records in the right container

Store your vinyl records in the right container
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This one is essential.

Why?

Because everything ends up to that:

    • Keeping your vinyl records away from the dust,
    • Keeping your vinyl records in their sleeves,
    • Keeping your vinyl in a vertical position,
  • Keeping your vinyl dry and cool.

Depends on the storing solution that you are going to choose.

If you want to learn more about the storing solutions that there are available, just keep reading.

Chapter 2: Vinyl Record Storage and Shelving Solutions

So, now you know some general rules when it comes to storing vinyl.

But, this is not why you came here for.

You came here because you want to know the best vinyl storage solutions.

Below, you will find some of the best ways to store vinyl.

1) Vinyl Holder

Vinyl Holder
Image Source: Red Eye Records

This is the first vinyl storage solution.

As you can see, it’s pretty simple.

It’s not suitable for a whole record collection.

But, the vinyl record holder is ideal for 40-50 vinyl lp records.

Buy It At: Red Eye Records
Can Store Up To: 40-50 Vinyls or LPs

2) Vinyl Shelf (or Record Shelf)

Vinyl Record Shelf
Image Source: Colored Vinyl Records

As you can see, a vinyl record storage shelf is ideal for vinyl collections of 150-200 vinyl lps.

The top of this vinyl record storage furniture can be used for other items you may have, such as a record player or speaker.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to buy one.

You can always build your own record shelf.  

And, you can extend it so that it can store more records.

Find It At: Colored Vinyl Records
Can Store Up To: 150-200 Vinyls or LPs

3) Vinyl Storage Box

Vinyl Storage Box
Image Source: Juno.co.uk

This is the third vinyl storage solution.

As you can see, it’s practical and can easily fit in your living room.

I highly recommend it for small vinyl collections.

This vinyl record box comes in different colors and sizes.

Make sure to check it out.

Buy It At: Juno.co.uk
Can Store Up To: 100-120 Vinyls or LPs

4) Vinyl Storage Crate

GPO Cassa Vinyl Storage Crate
Image Source: Juno.co.uk

The record crate is a modern vinyl storage furniture for small record collections.

With its natural colors, it can be a great addition to your living room.

I highly recommend the record storage crate if you are on a tight budget and still want something modern and not heavy.

Buy It At: Juno.co.uk
Can Store Up To: 100 Vinyls or LPs

5) Vinyl Storage Rack

Vinyl Storage Rack
Image Source: Urban Outfitters

This is another cool vinyl storage solution.

It’s an excellent solution for your vinyl LPs, and it’s a great addition when it comes to decorating your space.

Buy It At: Urbanoutfitters.com
Can Store Up To: 75-100 Vinyls or LPs

6) Vinyl Storage Unit

Vinyl Storage Unit
Image Source: Juno.co.uk

Are you looking for cool record storage?

This one is ideal if you are serious about collecting and storing vinyl.

It is a vinyl record organizer that has everything:

    • It’s solid,
    • It’s modern,
    • It’s spacious,
  • And, it comes in different colors.

Buy It At: Juno.co.uk
Can Store Up To: 500 Vinyls or LPs

7) GPO Canterbury HiFi Stand and Storage Solution

GPO Canterbury HiFi Stand and Storage Solution
Image Source: Juno.co.uk

One of the best vinyl record storage stands.

It is also a relatively cheap vinyl record storage solution.

The best part?

You can use the top to place your record player.

If you are new into this, you should check it out.

Buy It At: Juno.co.uk
Can Store Up To: 60-70 Vinyls or LPs

8) Wooden Record Storage Rack

Wooden Record Storage Rack
Image Source: Amazon

It’s a wooden record storage solution for small record collections.

It is an environmentally friendly solution that was made in the UK.

You don’t need any tools to assemble it, and you can start using it right away.

Buy It At: Amazon.co.uk
Can Store Up To: 50 Vinyls or LPs

9) LP Rack Display Stand

LP Rack Display Stand
Image Source: Amazon

The LP Rack Display Stand by Audio Anatomy is a minimal vinyl storage solution.

You can place it on the floor of your living room or even on a table.

It’s not ideal for significant record collections, but it’s great as a decorative element.

Buy It At: Amazon.com
Can Store Up To: 40 Vinyls or LPs

10) Hi-Fi Wall Mount Vinyl Record Storage Shelf

Hi-Fi Wall Mount Vinyl Record Storage Shelf
Image Source: Amazon

This is another cool vinyl storage solution.

The American manufacturer Hudson Hi-Fi manufactures the vinyl wall storage (or wall mounted record storage).

It is ideal for music enthusiasts who are interested in decorating their living room or house.

Buy It At: Amazon.com
Can Store Up To: 1 Vinyl or LP per shelf

11) Vinyl Record Storage Box DIY (or Vinyl Storage Cube)

Vinyl Record Storage Box DIY (or Vinyl Storage Cube)
Image Source: Pinterest

This is a vinyl storage solution that you can create yourself.

And, why is this important?

Because you can make as many LP storage boxes as you need.

It’s a handmade record storage solution for small record collections.

Make sure to check it out.

Find It At: Pinterest.com
Can Store Up To: Depends on the size

12) Metal Vinyl Record Storage Rack

Metal Vinyl Record Storage Rack
Image Source: Juno.co.uk

Another unusual way to store your vinyl.

It’s a cheap solution for vinyl collectors who want to have their favorite records available for a spin at any time.

It may look like a supermarket basket, but it can do the work.

Buy It At: Juno.co.uk
Can Store Up To: 50 Vinyls or LPs

13) Vinyl Storage Cabinet (or Record Cabinet)

Vinyl Storage Cabinet (or Record Cabinet)
Image Source: Urban Outfitters

It is a high-quality storage solution for your vinyl collection.

And, let me make a suggestion:

If your collection is more than 2,000 – 3,000 vinyl records and record LPs, you can keep the important ones in this storage unit.

This way, every time you want to listen to a record, you won’t have to search for hours.

Sounds good?

Make sure to check it out.

Buy It At: Urbanoutfitters.com
Can Store Up To: 400-500 Vinyls or LPs

14) Vinyl Record Stand

Vinyl Record Stand
Image Source: Urban Outfitters

This is an elegant and minimal vinyl storage solution.

As you can see, you can display your favorite vinyl records with style.

A vinyl record stand is also cheap and can be assembled in zero time.

Buy It At: Urbanoutfitters.com
Can Store Up To: 20-30 Vinyls or LPs

15) Display Storage Unit

Display Storage Unit
Image Source: Urban Outfitters

Here is another fantastic storage solution for your vinyl records.

What makes this so unique?

That you can have half of your vinyl records inside and half of them inside.

Cool, right?

Buy It At: Urbanoutfitters.com
Can Store Up To: 500 Vinyls or LPs

16) IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit

IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit
Image Source: IKEA

A classic IKEA vinyl storage solution.

You can use it both as furniture and as a shelving solution for vinyl.

It’s made out of wood and comes in different colors.

This model has 12 (3*4) individual boxes.

It is stable and has IKEA’s well-known superior quality.

Buy It At: Ikea.com
Can Store Up To: Unknown

17) IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit on Castors

IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit on Castors
Image Source: IKEA

This is one of IKEA’s best vinyl storage solutions.

On the top, you can store other items like a lamp, turntable or speaker.

The best part?

You can move it inside your house since it has wheel castors at the bottom.

Buy It At: Ikea.com
Can Store Up To: Uknown

18) IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit With Doors

IKEA KALLAX Shelving Unit With Doors
Image Source: IKEA

This is another amazing solution from IKEA.

What makes it so special?

It has doors so that you can keep things that matter inside.

Make sure to check it out!

Buy It At: Ikea.com
Can Store Up To: Uknown

19) Metal Vinyl Storage Shelf

Metal Vinyl Storage Shelf
Image Source: Urban Outfitters

An elegant storing solutions for your vinyl records.

Like other vinyl storage solutions, it has extra space for a speaker or turntable and even for books (on the middle shelf).

It’s ideal if you are on a tight budget and have a few vinyls.  

Buy It At: Urbanoutfitters.com
Can Store Up To: 20-30

20) Vinyl Storage by STORED.

12 SQFT Closet Space

This is the last vinyl storage solution I have for you.

And, trust me, it’s essential that you know about it.

A storage unit like this one comes in different sizes:

    • 12 sq. ft
    • 25 sq. ft
    • 50 sq. ft
    • 75 sq. ft
    • 100 sq. ft
  • 150+ sq. ft

This is a 12 sq. ft closet space.

It can get up to 8-10 moving boxes or 4-5 large suitcases.

Which means that it can get many vinyl or LP records stored inside there.

Or, you can choose a bigger option for more vinyl.

This solution is ideal for people who are:

    • Moving out,
    • Moving permanently,
    • Need more space in their house,
  • Have too many vinyl records to store in their house.

We make sure that:

    1. Your vinyl record collection is safe,
    1. Your vinyl records are stored upright,
  1. Your vinyl records are kept cool and dry.

If you want to learn more, try to reach us at 0800 808 5504 or fill in this contact form.

Source: bystored.com
Can Store Up To: Based on your preferences.

Chapter 3: Last Thoughts

There you have it.

You’ve just learned 20 new vinyl storage solutions.

So, the next time someone will ask you:

“What is the best way to store vinyl records?”

You will be able to help.

Now, I want to turn it over to you.

Which of these vinyl record storage solutions is your favorite one? Is it the vinyl storage units? Or maybe the plastic storage sheds?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below!

Chris Ellsmore Head of Digital at STORED.

Author: Chris Ellsmore

Chris looks after anything to do with digital marketing, analytics & keeping you abreast of the goings on in the storage business!

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