You know, even though it’s like 90 balmy degrees here in Philly, it is still Spring! It better be, since I haven’t washed a single window screen at our house yet (a fun yearly Spring task). Anyway, since it’s still Spring, that means there is still time before the Summer Solstice (6/21) to tackle some spring cleaning and organizing.
My hilarious husband sometimes calls me his "little OCD". That is not to make lite of a truly debilitating disease, he’s just making fun of my bee buzzing around the house while he tries to watch The Waterboy for the 1,268th time. Two things: 1. I am constantly rearranging things in our house and 2. I have a lot of books = I am constantly rearranging a lot of books. Although the boy would dispute this statement, I have downsized my book collection only keeping my most favorite and treasured reads or books that are constantly referenced = big, heavy bags of books that go to Goodwill, regularly.
Things to contemplate:
:: rethink all the books that you keep stashed around the house. I am lucky enough to have a great public library system, so I can try out a book and usually I find that I can copy or scan one or two things out of it instead of buying the entire book. Saves money and space.
:: If you have allergies, try to keep books out of the bedroom. They quickly collect dust and are hard to clean without damaging them.
:: display your most favorite and colorful books as accessories. They can add visual interest to any room.
:: arrange books on shelves by color. It can turn a cluttered looking bookshelf into a great focal point.
S e e a l s o:
And checkout flickr user santos‘ composition.
And lastly, Yvestown.