Hold CDs With a Book




About: I work best after midnight.

I admit. I abuse the CDs in my car. Its not intentional. The CDs indirectly get scratched from the constant centrifugal force I exert when I'm making left and right turns. CD sheering is never pleasant to my ears. Nothing worse than hearing skipped tunes on your way to work.

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Step 1: Materials

- Book
- CDs
- Car (optional)

Step 2: Combine the Materials

What better way to preserve your precious cds and easily locate your favorite book than to combine the two.

CDs wont get scratched
You'll always know where your book is.

Cons: For those who take care your books like little babies, and never fold the corners, this method is not for you.

Warning. If you have >10 cds, (unless you like carrying a dictionary,) don't try this at home.

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    2 years ago

    Okay, this is seriously great for my kid in the house.

    Sure the paper might rough up the discs eventually, but nothing compared to leaving them on the floor.

    Really it is all about relative damage levels. Even in 2017, years after this ible was written, and with Alexa and Google voice-activated streaming music, this still works.

    It is random access, all discs are available at once.

    You don't have to fumble with a wallet or other holder. They can take a bit of effort, and my kid is all about the path of least resistance and quickest results.


    6 years ago on Step 2

    What's a 'CD'? :D
    Almost all new cars come with SD/USB/AUX/bluetooth, some of them with no CD at all.
    It's a nice idea though, if you don't have one of those CD holder booklets thingies (they used to be insanely popular when CDs were at their greatest)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I have an idea, take a piece of paper and rub the back surface of the disc a few times,
    See what will happen to the disc. The vibrations, movement and such WILL ruin the discs.

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Leaving a cd out in the sun will damage it. Constantly grabbing it will damage the cd. Just putting it in the cd player will damage the cd. What im trying to say is cds, along with everything else will age and fail. the point of my instructable is to prolong the cds,not make it instructable. I agree paper can scratch cds, but it's better than watching it slide around in my car. Im just sharing an idea man. If you don't like it don't do it.

    "Cons: For those who take care your books like little babies, and never fold the corners, this method is not for you."

    my books get so trashed, because i love them too much. totally going to keep cds in my car this way. so they dont get scratched :D

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    6 years ago

    See also: Hold CD's with an iPod.

    Only kidding, this is a great idea!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    haha. I was --- close to not posting this. I thought this was an awful idea. I'm glad you disagree.