Easy Book Organization Tips for Your Home
Bookworms, you know just how hard it is to let go of your favorite books. Books hold sentimental value; from childhood classics to books gifted to you by loved ones, knowing they’re nearby to flip through from time to time is comforting. Books even make great home decor, but if your bookshelves are overflowing with frayed paperbacks and you have more books in your home than you know what to do with, it may be time to rethink your book organization. Luckily, the Tidy Spaces team is here to share our best tips for book storage, organization, and donation! Keep reading for more!
Try out new storage solutions
All out of bookshelf space? Standard bookcases are often large, clunky, and take up a lot of space in your home. If you’re looking for a new, innovative way to put your favorite titles on display, floating bookshelves are a great option! Unlike traditional shelving, floating shelves screw into your wall and use the bottom book as a base to support the weight of the books stacked on top. Floating shelves are an excellent way to increase your book organization and add to your home decor!
Sort through your collection
Many of us hold onto books for their sentimental value, as they remind us of loved ones and give us a sense of nostalgia. However, unless you have a library in your home, there comes a time where you must let go. For example, many parents tend to hold onto books they read to their children and wind up keeping an entire collection of children’s books long past the time their kids read them. Parting with items that hold sentimental value can be extremely sad, but you don’t have to go through it alone! Enlist a friend or family member, or the Tidy Spaces team, and sort through your collection together; you can talk and laugh about the memories or people you associate with each item, making it an enjoyable and memorable experience!
Donate your old books to those in need
Unfortunately, many people wind up throwing away their old books but there is a wide range of places and organizations in need of books! Give your local library or retirement homes a call to see if they’re currently accepting donations. Similarly, check out organizations like Books for Africa, Books for Soldiers, and Kids Need to Read, which collect and ship books to children and soldiers in need. These organizations often provide pick-up services, making the donation process quick and easy for you!
Switch to e-books or audiobooks
For true bookworms that have an endless hunger for new novels, switching from physical books to e-books or audiobooks is a great way to reduce the number of books in your home. E-books are great because, just like a paper copy, you can rent them or keep titles forever, but they won’t take up space in your home. They’re great for traveling; you can turn on an audiobook during your commute to work! Plus, less paper is going to waste, making them a more sustainable way to enjoy your favorite hobby!
For all of our sentimental bookworms, the Tidy Spaces team understands that getting rid of your favorite copies can be quite challenging. Remember that there’s someone out there that will get just as much joy from your old copies of Judy Blume books as you did when you were a kid! And if you need help letting go, sorting, or organizing, the Tidy Spaces team has you covered! Contact us for all your organizational needs today!