Record Storage FAQ
Will your storage boxes fit records with plastic sleeves on them?
Yes, your records with plastic sleeves will have no trouble fitting into our record storage cubes or wooden record holder. Our record storage cubes can hold up to 70 records in each, and our wooden record holder stand was designed to display one or two records at a time.
Will it fit my shelf?
It depends on what kind of shelf you have. The dimensions of our storage boxes are as follows: 13” W x 13” T x 13” L. They are a relatively normal size for a cubed box and shouldn’t be an issue fitting in most places.
Our wooden record holder stand, on the other hand, is only 8 x 3.75 inches tall, so it will fit neatly next to any record player setup.
Are they stackable?
Yes, our Record Storage holder boxes are stackable. But be careful not to stack the heavy ones on top of the emptier ones. Our boxes are made from B-Flute cardstock and are matte laminated. That means they can hold up to 70 records each without sagging. As a rule of thumb though, remember to never store records stacked on top of each other. The weight can potentially crack the vinyl or cause scratch marks, which can be irreversible.
It’s always best to stack records vertically, like books, and make sure they’re not packed too tightly or too loosely.
At what temperature do vinyl records warp?
Vinyl records will start to warp from any temperature above 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 celsius). You’re safe storing your collection in most places, but keep in mind that there are other risks to watch out for. For example, you should never store your vinyl records in direct sunlight, or anywhere that gets too cold. Vinyl does best in cool, dark, temperate spaces.
If you’re planning to transport your record collection during a move, then we recommend not leaving them in the car for any extended periods of time. If you must, you should always leave them in the trunk of the car to avoid direct sunlight.
Vinyl records will do fine under normal house temperatures, but you should avoid storing your LPs in garages or anywhere it can get too cold. Generally, we recommend storing your collection indoors, in spaces where you have more control over the temperature.
What if my record storage product arrived damaged?
If you’re unsatisfied with your Big Fudge record storage purchase, we offer a money-back guarantee with no questions asked. We believe in practicing exceptional customer service, which is why we promise to answer any and all questions or concerns quickly.
How should vinyl records be stored?
There are a couple of crucial steps you should follow to properly store vinyl records. To maintain quality, it’s recommended to always use some kind of inner sleeve. Without one, records can quickly collect dirt. Protect your records from dust with our acid-free, archival-quality inner record sleeves, available in black, white, or 3-ply HDPE with rice paper backing. They will offer the best protection and keep your albums in pristine condition.
Consider double wrapping your vinyl records album covers with an outer sleeve as well, in order to help preserve that classic artwork that we all love.
I’m doing everything right, what gives?
If after all the care you’ve put into storing your and cleaning your vinyl your records are still sounding bad, the problem could be how you’re handling them. Remember to only touch the edges when holding a record as to not spread any oils from your hands. Vinyl can be sensitive, so it’s best to err on the side of caution!
We want to help you extend the longevity of your beloved vinyl collection. That’s why we’ve created a line of high-quality items to make protecting, cleaning, and storing your records easy and affordable. Shop our premium record storage and cleaning products today at Big Fudge.