Best vinyl record storage: Keep your records safe and sound

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Looking after my vinyl collection is really important and I don't like the thought of leaving records on the floor - so choosing the best vinyl record storage is an essential way of keeping my records in tip-top condition. If you're a vinyl collector, I'm pretty sure you'll feel the same way.

So if you've been struggling to keep your records together and in some sort of order, now's the time to show your vinyl some respect, regardless of whether you’re playing supermarket-bought reissues or investing your hard-earned cash into an enviable collection of valuable records. You can go to town on vinyl record storage, too, sitting records in crates and vintage-style carriers, or stacking them inside a record player console unit. 

Fair warning though, once armed with some vinyl storage you’ll have picked at a big thread: how to organise your vinyl record collection. But hey, that’s a conversation for another day.

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Claire Davies

Claire's CV includes 7 years as a staffer at Total Guitar magazine and 12 years as a freelance music journalist. As Senior Content Editor for tech brand T3 she tested and wrote about an array of gadgets, from smart speakers to fitness trackers, while her style column helped readers kit out their homes. In her spare time, AC/DC fan Claire is also an avid vinyl collector. 

Best vinyl record storage: Product guide

Best vinyl record storage: Buying advice

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Collecting vinyl records is a right of passage of any music fan, and how you look after your wax has an impact on its future playability and, depending on if you’re interested in how to buy and sell valuable vinyl records, its future value too. Housing it in dedicated vinyl record storage helps protect it from damage and neglect. Choose some of the more stylish vinyl storage options and they’ll also become a cool feature in your room, rather than just another few boxes.

Remember: for many of us there’s no beating the crackle of vinyl, but other people in your house may not give a damn how ‘warm’ it sounds and would rather you keep the sound of your records to yourself, thanks. In that case, take a look at our guide to the best headphones for music for listening on the down-low, and the best budget wireless headphones for pairing with a slick Bluetooth turntable.

How we choose the products for this guide

At Louder, we are music lovers and experts in our field, with many years of music listening and product testing between us. We live and breathe everything music related, and we draw on this knowledge and experience of using products when selecting the recommendations for our guides. 

When choosing what we believe to be the best vinyl record storage available right now, we combine our hands-on experience, user reviews and testimonies and engage in discussions with our editorial colleagues to reach a consensus about the top products in any given category.

First and foremost, we are music fans, and we want others to find the right product for them. So we take into careful consideration everything from budget to feature set and ease of use to come up with a list of what we can safely say are the best vinyl record storage options.

You can trust Louder Our experienced team has worked for some of the biggest brands in music. From testing headphones to reviewing albums, our experts aim to create reviews you can trust. Find out more about how we review.

Claire Davies

During her tenure as a Total Guitar staffer and later as a freelance music journalist, Claire has attended her fair share of festivals and has camped out at most (there may have been the odd hotel stay). Claire was also the Outdoors Editor for Louder’s sister site T3, where she was in charge of hunting down the best tents for all camping scenarios.

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