Organizing Books

by Brooke Tolman
(last updated September 17, 2015)

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It often seems like books multiply on the shelves. One day you have just a few on your bookshelf, and the next day it's overflowing. Where did they all come from and how did my bookshelf get to be so chaotic looking? If you want to get your collection of books organized, follow these simple steps to bring some much needed order to your bookshelves.

  1. First pull all the books you own off the shelve and divide them into piles of ones you want to keep and ones you think you can part with. A good idea for the ones you decide to part with is to take them to a used book store. You can usually make a few bucks by selling them there, as opposed to just giving them to a thrift shop.
  2. Now that you have the pile of books that you want to keep, split them up into common categories such as biographies, fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, et cetera. If you don't want to organize your books this way, do it however you want, whether it be by color, height, author, or title. Just make sure you know how it's organized so that you can keep it organized that way.
  3. Next, put them back on the shelves in the order that you wish. You can use book holders or plants or any number of objects to put in-between and break up different categories of books. This will not only give your bookshelf some personality but keep it a little more organized as well.
  4. If you want to be really organized, you can now use a labeler and label what each section of your bookshelf is, or create a numbering system to keep them in order. It all depends on how many books you have and how close of tabs you want to keep on them

Now that your books are organized, grab one off the shelf, sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy a relaxing night of reading. But don't forget to put it back in the right spot when you're done!

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...

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2013-03-19 17:07:19

J J

Excellent idea for separating categories of books! Now why didn't I think of that myself?


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