TIPS FOR AN ORGANIZED MEDIA LIBRARY
Organize your books, music, and video tapes by
-- fiction, gardening, jazz, classical, comedy, action -- and alphabetize within each subject.
each shelf or storage container with the type of media and category -- "Books: Fiction" or "Music: Jazz" -- for easy access.
You aren't the lending library, so don't keep things because someone
might have use for it in the future -- pass it on!
When deciding whether or not to keep a book, compact disc, or video, ask yourself if you could get it
-- at the library or for rent -- if you needed to in the future.
Go through your entire media library once a year and
out anything that doesn't interest you anymore -- you can either sell or donate your discards.
Scan your magazine’s table of contents for articles that interest you --
out those pages, put them in "to read," and toss the rest.
Store your periodicals in
magazine boxes so you can see the spines and keep your magazines upright on your bookshelf.
Organize clipped articles in
-- each one representing a large category ("gardening") with divider tabs for sub-categories ("flowers," "shrubs," "pests").