It's always good to end the week on a positive note. Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives. We have a choice. Choose positive. Choose to celebrate. I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week. Check out all the other celebrations HERE
This week I am celebrating ORGANIZATION! I've spent weeks organizing my books. What started out as a little project, ended up into something huge.
I switched my adult shelves and kid lit shelves around. My kid lit has grown exponentially in the past two years. Previously, my kid lit was on shelves that were so deep, I could double stack the books, which means 1/2 of the books were hidden behind another stack. Since my 9yo and I are constantly in the shelves, it was often hard to find books. However, my adult reads have gotten a little dusty and not as frequently pulled out. Time for a swicharoo. Took the opportunity to also weed out a few titles and donate to my local library, school library and classroom library. Once I got that done, and I started to really spread out my kid lit, I realized I needed more room. Trip to Menards for a new bookshelf. Spread those books out, think about the stacks I have upstairs in my room, and another trip to Menards was needed!
Here's my efforts!
Fiction Picture books
They are alphabetized and the titles are in a google doc that puts them in categories (ex. friendship, problem/solution, writing, Mock Caldecott...)
4 bookshelves of kid lit! One shelf is professional reading. The far right bookshelf and the bottom shelf from the bookshelf next to it are all TBR books! I have stacks up in my room too! Not all of the other books have been read, but the majority have.
My adult books. Notice how they are double stacked. Please note the bottom right shelf. Vintage Babysitter Club series! I owned I don't know how many but my mom got rid of them. My daughter started reading the books with the "new" covers 2 years ago and loved them. Bought 60+ on ebay for her with the "vintage" covers. She won't read them. Says they are "old fashioned".
It's good to feel organized. Now I just need to read those books....