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The Best Way to Organize a Bookshelf?
There really isn't a BEST way to organize books. This past weekend my kids decide to combine all the chapter books they own, and create a "library" in the hallway. I gave them permission and watched as they negotiated with each other about how best to organize the library. In the end they agreed on a system. I was also impressed that when after all the books were in place, my daughter asked if I could buy some labels so she could label the shelves fiction & non-fiction (she's one of those natural born organizers).
There are a million different ways that are logical and reasonable, so you should feel confident using whatever method works best for you.
Here's my personal favorite and other professional guidance on bookshelves:
Bookshelves can be purchased at furniture stores (e.g., Ikea, unfinished furniture shop), specialty stores (e.g., Container Store, Pottery Barn), and department stores (e.g., J.C. Penny). Bolt or latch bookcases to the wall, if taller than 4 feet
The best wall shelving for heavier items, such as books, is a mount/track rail and bracket system (e.g., Container Store (elfa), Rubbermaid, ClosetMaid). Recommend a shelf support bracket at least every 32 inches and at least a ¾ inch shelf thickness
posted on: 10/11/2010 8:30:00 AM by Heather Cocozza
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Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® is a Professional Organizer who organizes and designs tailored home and office solutions. She is on the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)-WDC Board of Directors 2009-2010 and is the owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC. Prior to her organizing career, Heather Cocozza worked 13 years at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an ERP Project Manager and at times traveled extensively while her "virtual" twins were between the ages of 0 to 3.
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