Moving from a couple thousand square foot home to a 38 foot by 21 foot catamaran is definitely an exercise in downsizing. I'm pretty sure the closet in the house's master bedroom has more storage space than Rover. So, obviously, you try to save space wherever you can as you move aboard a boat.
One of the things I've been doing since I returned to Colorado is consolidating my music collection onto a portable hard-drive. It takes a little time, but the result is I can backup my entire purchased music collection on a single hard drive that is smaller than a pair of CD cases (I can actually store most of it on a solid state thumb drive).
I wish there was an easy way to convert old books to a digital format. Converting the pounds of bulky paper into something more potable and storage friendly would be great. Guess I may have to see if I can find digital versions of my favorite books. I'm also trying to read a number of books so I don't have to take them along, including a number of books I was given as a gift that I intend to pay forward when I get through them.(NOTE: One exception here is repair manuals...when things go wrong I think I want to be able to access those when everything, including electronic devices, fail).
It would be nice to have a legal way to make copies of movies I own for my personal use...as it would save me additional space. For the movies, I guess I'll just have to put the DVD's I want to keep into a single, multi-disc, carrying case.
Anyone else have any suggestions on how to reduce the storage space of entertainment items like books, movies, and music?