What to Do With Your Old Vinyl Records

What to Do With Your Old Vinyl Records

We all have things in our houses that we don't need, but finding the time to sift through it all can be an endeavor in and of itself. Old vinyl records hold a special place in many people’s hearts and histories, but not everyone has a turntable these days. If you’re one of the many looking for a way to repurpose your old vinyl records and make them useful again, you’ve come to the right place. While it’s always best to use vinyl records for listening, there are other ways to enjoy them that are far preferable to letting them collect dust on a shelf.  

Find a Record Collector

If you own a few collectible-worthy records and want to sell them, it may be worthwhile to find a record collector who will purchase them from you. These people can often be found with a simple online search for “record collector” along with your city name. Keep in mind that this isn’t the way to go with custom vinyl records, which are not intended for resale and are only for personal use. 

Turn Vinyl Records Into Artwork

Are you a music lover with a passion for listening to vinyl the real, authentic way? If so, you may have a large collection of old vinyl records, some of which could even be duplicates. If you’re looking to pare down your collection and only keep the vinyl records you regularly listen to out and available, it may behoove you to turn your old vinyl records into wall decor. Home decorators and interior designers may be able to help you arrange your collection so that your favorites are prominently displayed on a wall in your home. 

Give Vinyl Records as a Gift

If you have several old vinyl records that no longer get played, consider giving them to someone else as a gift. Vinyl, whether old or new, is a fantastic gift for someone who appreciates this quality sound. Chances are, you probably have someone in your life with a turntable who can put your old vinyl records to good use. If you’re really going all out, consider putting together an entire gift set, combining old records with new custom vinyl records you’ve created yourself. This is the perfect way to blend the old with the new and present a truly well-rounded, thoughtful gift. 

Turn Vinyl Records Into Coasters

If you like the look of vinyl records and don't want to get rid of them, but don't have space for them in your home anymore, consider turning them into coasters. This is an easy way to keep them out of the way while still giving yourself something cool-looking to set drinks on. Just be 100% sure you don’t want to listen to the music on them after you do this, because once you put a wet beverage on them, there’s no going back. 

When you love vinyl records, you know just how valuable and special they are. Make what was once old new again by transforming your favorite playlists and mixtapes into custom vinyl records with Freestyle Vinyl. Our upload process is easy and straightforward. Have any questions? We’re happy to help. Contact the team at Freestyle Vinyl to get started.