I don’t know about you, but all of this extra time at home has been great for my spring cleaning! The one thing that always seems to get out of hand in my home are my bookshelves (you can never have too many books, right?). If you’re in need of a major bookshelf reorganization, here are a few tips that will make them look like they’ve been organized by Marie Kondo herself!
Start by taking all of the books off of your shelves. That’s right, you need to take every single book you have off of your bookshelf to account for how much you really have.
Sort your books into piles. Whether by genre, author, most-read, or whatever label makes the most sense for you! Make piles on your floor, and sort every book you own into one of them. This will make it easier to see how much of a certain type of book you own, and help you determine which piles are the most important to you.
Make a giveaway pile for books you know you won’t re-read. Are there books you don’t even remember buying? Books you want to interest you, but anytime you go to pick it up you end up choosing something else? Books you remember hating as you read? Get rid of these books first.
Go through the piles one more time before re-stacking your shelf. Once you’re ready to start putting your books back on your shelves, make sure you are conscious of each decision. That book you loved from five years ago, are you going to ever read it again? What about the book your mother gave you, but you have no interest in reading? Any book you keep should be a book you love…don’t put back anything that you have questions about.
How many books do you have in your home? Let me know in the comments below!