Two steps to organize books in your home
I have organized books for clients so many times, and most recently for myself, that a few tips to help you are in order.
STEP 1: DIVIDE AND CONQUER
When there are tons of books, or you just can't find that one you wanted to read again or lend to a friend, you have to divide them by category... sound familiar? Fiction, children, young adult, Non-fiction, science fiction, biography, travel, reference, the classics, cooking, poetry, etc.
**Any unwanted books could be donated to your local schools, libraries, after school programs, daycare centers, and senior living locations. Please call and ask first.
STEP 2: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
The same way towels go in the bathroom or linen closet, books need to have a home. The location for books can be all in one place, where it's the most accessible when you need it, or wherever you can find the space (I'm talking to you renters).
Cookbooks in the kitchen. Move over cereal, here comes the books!
Children's books in their room
Place reference books where you will need to access it: home office, garage, etc.
Have each genre on a different shelf in your bookcase.
In small spaces: use the vertical space on walls or in corners; go across window sills and above the door; and sometimes a little reading in the bathroom is nice to have, LOL (this one was featured in a recent REDFIN article you can READ HERE)
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