I know, I know, it’s like bookshelves have taken over my blog and demanded I post about them not once, not twice, but three times. But, the third time’s the charm, right? At my home, I have a whole room dedicated to books — some may call it a library. My books spread across two shelves, but because these books don’t just belong to me, but also my siblings, they can often get messy. Imagine family members entering the library, looking for that John Steinbeck book and shuffling through pile upon pile until they find it and then not cleaning up the mess they just made. Got that image? Ok, that’s a lot what my shelves looked like.
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been on a cleaning kick, or whether it’s because I’m all for blogging about bookshelves these days, but last week I set out to make my two shelves absolutely pristine.
The first step to making this happen was going through the books and donating those ones with excessive scribble and ripped covers. No need to keep those! I also was able to get rid of my old Spanish novels that I unfortunately can’t read anymore as my Spanish fluency has greatly dwindled since high school. With these old and unnecessary books out of the way, it was now time for the fun — the organizing! Now, I don’t know if you follow me on Pinterest (and if you don’t, you really should), but I have a whole board dedicated to bookshelves and I’m currently loving the idea of organizing books by color. So, naturally, I chose to organize my small collection of books by color as well.