The only way to store precious records for maximum protection at minimal cost.
Freeze the ageing process, banish ring-wear, minimize risk of vinyl handling accidents and escapes, provide dust sealing and moisture protection, easy retrieval of record and cover in one from shelf storage, easy reading of label detail of Side One without removing record from sleeve.
You know it makes sense. It’s just a case of whether you can be motivated to do it. However all you need is to spoil an irreplaceable record once to remind you why.
The other week I had payback for all this effort. I had a stack of ten recent LP acquisitions on a sidetable in my listening room. They had all received the above storage protection. Next to them a full glass of red wine I was enjoying while listening. I have no idea how, but horror of horrors, I managed to tip the glass over, onto the pile of records, red wine over the lot. Hundreds of pounds of irreplaceable records
After carefully mopping up the red wine, one record at a time, I was staggered to find at the end of the process not one record or sleeve had sustained even one drop of damage. The only casualty was one paper sleeve which suffered a trivial few drops of ingress. Realistically the only damage was the loss of one glass of rather pleasant Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.
Think of it as insurance. You never know when or if you will need it. But it is a good plan, and you would be crazy not to protect your investment.