no database used to keep track of the music. In the old room the records were arranged by artist and pretty much all over the room. I always knew where everything was though. I kept jazz and classical together and rock separate.
in the new room, i decided to just go alphabetically for rock, and classical and jazz together. It's easier this way as the records are stacked with the spine facing out. the old room they were stacked like in an old record store, where I would see the album cover.
The CD's are also alphabetical. This poses a bit of a challenge - after I loaded up the case i found a few more that needed to be placed. putting one in requires moving a LOT of CD's in a tight spot like this LOL. probably not the best way but oh well.