Buried In Books? The Breakthrough Beckons
Organizing Books – Doesn’t have to be a mystery.
You don’t have to have majored in English Lit to have a small library in your house. Hardback, paperback; you’ve got them both and have been carrying them around since you can remember. There’s the book your nephew’s girlfriend gave you for your birthday and the Gideon Bible you picked up in your hotel room on a business trip. (They are for taking, right?) But before you realized it, your bookcase exploded and suddenly what could have been a accent piece to your living room is now a disaster area. But there’s a way to control the torrential mass of bound treasures and finally organize those books! And I’m going to share with you exactly how to do it.
When you first look at it, your mushroom cloud of a bookcase can be intimating. There are books haphazardly stacked on top of the spines of other books; and when you couldn’t cram anymore onto the bookshelves, there was the floor. Not only is this unappealing esthetically, if you’ve got enough of books shoved onto your bookcase it could fall forward and hurt someone. Even with the earthquake straps those of us in California use, over wrought bookcases can be dangerous.
How do you salvage your bookcase and bring safety to your home? It’s simple; GET RID OF SOME BOOKS! If your bookcase can only handle 100 of the 200 books you’ve got jammed in there, it’s time to pare down your library. Don’t worry, we’d never suggest a crime to literature by throwing books away. No way! But if you really want a clean, organized space to showcase the books you love, you’re going to have to get rid of some. And by get rid of, I mean DONATE. Your local library or favorite charity will love to have the books you no longer need. They will pass them on to someone who can really benefit from them. And on top of it, you’ll get a tax write-off.
Try it and if you still need a little more direction, we at Free Your Space Professional Organizing, can assist you. We know that the wine stained compilation of an e.e. cummings collection that you re-read a hundred times needs to stay in your library and we’ll help you find the perfect place for it.