I grew up listening to songs in cassette tapes, since CDs were not yet available here at that time. I still do keep my tapes though I am not able to use them anymore since my player broke down already. I still see to it that they are taken care of. i do not store them anywhere. I have a box for them and I do clean them whenever I have the time. Not sure if they still work or if the sound quality of the songs are still in okay.