I've been in a similar boat. My wife and I just bought our first home last year. A tiny two-bedroom row-house in the city, so there is very little storage space and really absolutely no space for a physical-media music collection. So, I sold 90% of my vinyl collection, about 600 records, to a local shop for a dollar apiece. I was lucky enough to know the owner previously, and he came over to my place to pick everything up. I told him there are some gems, and there is some trash, but you have to take it all - and he did. I don't miss that stuff. However, I still have my 2,000 - 3,000 piece CD collection in paid offsite storage ($120/month). Since I spent the entirety of my teenage years in the 1990's, CDs were my go-to format and I have an overwhelming sentimental connection to that stuff. However, I've finally decided I'm going to rip it all as AIFF with dbPowerAmp this year, and sell the majority of it. It hurts me to even think about, but I'm literally paying rent ($1,440/year) just to store CDs and it's making less and less sense for me to keep doing that. So after I rip everything, my game plan is to contact local used-CD shops and propose a cheap deal (with an all-or-nothing policy like I did with the vinyl) - maybe $0.50 - $1.00 per CD. If that fails, I'll look into offloading to Decluttr, Second Spin, and Cash For CDs. Anybody have any experience with any of those guys? Absolute last resort, I'm going to look into CD Recycling Center of America (sounds serious) and just ship everything away for recycling.