How to store and organize your books

One of the first things to consider when starting out organization of your books is how often they are used. The course books you currently take are probably the most consulted, while novels you've read may not be needed soon. Therefore, first separate your books for use.

After that, review the available space for your books. If they are very heavy, make sure that the shelves of the cabinet or rack where you want to store them support the weight. If shelves are thinner, an alternative is to merge heavier and lighter books so that the surface is not overloaded.


Once the specimens are separated and the storage space is set, try to choose a form of organization from this information. You can decide separate your books by theme, alphabetically by title or author, release date, the ones you like the least, the ones you dislike, and so on.

Bookshelves can also be a great decoration ally. Take advantage of space and clearance to display collections, souvenirs and decorative objects. If you don't have much room at home to store books, the tip is to adapt and enjoy unused spaces. For those who like to use creativity, one option is to cut the bottom of boxes, paint them and use them lying as shelves. Another suggestion is to hang stairs on the walls and accommodate the books.

Try not to store your books slanted, use sideboards to keep them straight, improving their shelf life. Other conservation tips include covering wooden shelves with glass, leaving them airy, and keeping a minimum distance from the wall to ensure ventilation. In addition, one should not store books in plastic bags or boxes as it favors moisture.


Another tip is that heavier books should not be too close to the floor or too high to be easily removed from the shelf. It is also necessary to leave a small gap between each book, thus facilitating its removal and placement back. Also consider the risks that book layout can pose to children and the elderly.

The important thing is store the books so that they are easily accessible without having to remove everything from the shelf. Organized books last longer and are not harmful to health like books that are in basements full of dust and dust mites.

But if the books still do not fit in your home, it may be your great opportunity to make a book donation less used or rarely used for a library. So they will be well kept and useful for those who really need it and you don't have to pile your books in a corner or box.

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