Clear a large area on the floor in front of the shelving you want to get organized. Empty off the bookshelf you are working on. Try to keep your books piled in a smaller area since you will need your open floor space for the next the next step. Categorize your books. There are a number of methods for handling this. Some people choose to create a filing system for their home ordering their books by author, title, and subject. If an alphabetized system is what you are looking for choose this road. If you are looking for more general divisions try fiction and nonfiction, books you have read and books waiting to be read. If you are organizing more for aesthetic appeal you may want to order your books by color or height.
When you decide on categories write them down on slips of paper and lay your papers down on your empty floor space. Having your categories written down will prevent you for getting confused and mixing up your stacks of books while you work. Donate or sell what you no longer want to keep. As you sort through your books and categorize look at what you have. If some of your books are just collecting dusts, and not a beloved favorite or heirloom it may be time to part with them. You may not plan on rereading them, or perhaps your children have simply outgrown them. Many books can be resold either in stores or online. If you don't want to spend the time shopping them, or they no longer have a strong retail value, donate them. Most thrift stores will accept books.
Then there is the opportunity to make the bookshelves yourself. And even that is not all that difficult. One of the easiest ways that I know about is to use old bookshelves, cut off the top, attach a roof and add in some dividers for your own creation. About the hardest part of using used bookshelves is that some of the materials are very difficult to paint. So you may have to spend a little extra time sanding or priming the old shelves to make way for the new. You can also add trim and affix appliqués to finish off your project.
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