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Organized Bookshelves

Back in December I wrote a post about How to Organize Your Bookshelves.

I listed different ways to go through your books and make them look pretty and presentable on the shelves, but I never organized my shelves in real life.

Christmas was around the corner and that room of the house was packed with boxes, presents, wrapping paper, etc. There was no room to move, let alone spread out all of my books.

So I recently organized them the other day.

I have two book cases. One is brown with three shelves and the other is white with three shelves. The shelves are deep enough that I can fit two rows of books on each shelf, so it’s like have 6 shelves for each book case.

Sometimes it gets annoying because you can’t see the books in the back when you’re looking for a specific one, but whatever. It is what it is.

Here are my shelves before I organized them. The bottom shelf of the brown case is bare because I started organizing before I took the picture:

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I organized my brown shelf by series. I put all my Erin Hunter books first because the Warriors series is quite large, plus they have the Seekers series and Survivors series. Then I put all my other series on the shelves.

There was room on the last shelf so I decided to put all my writing craft books. I didn’t realize just how many books I had about writing, but I have a ton.

One my white shelf, I put all my standalone books. It looks much more disorganized than the other book case because none of the books are uniformed with each other since they’re not part of a series.

No, I did not put the books in rainbow order. That would have looked cool, but I don’t think I would have the patience for that.

Maybe someday though.

Here’s what the shelves looked like after:

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Some of my books are on my desk in my office, which is partly why the white book case looks so bare.

But I also got rid of some books, too. I got rid of some really thick books, which is why there is so much extra room on the white book case.

I guess I’m just going to have to go to the bookstore and buy more books.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

18 thoughts on “Organized Bookshelves

  1. Like you, I have too many books for my bookcases and have to double-shelf. I have my back row set up in regular rows, then I put stacks in front, leaving one stack’s worth of space empty. This way I can move the whole stack back and forth to see the books in the back row. Also, my shelves are so high that I can actually fit more books in by stacking than in rows.

    1. How do you not have any bookshelves? Lol.
      Yeah, I actually got rid of some pretty thick books which is why so much space is unused now. I’m sure it will fill right back up again in no time.

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