Hi friends! Popping in today to share a quick before and after. The girls’ school is having a used book sale so I decided it was time to tackle the bookshelf in their bedroom…
Um yeah. It has been a while since I straightened it out. It usually doesn’t look THAT bad, but for quite a while Kole was obsessed with pulling every single book out he could reach. After cleaning them up what felt like 4,000 times I finally just decided to leave things a mess (SO hard for me!) until he was over his mad “pull everything off the bookshelf” phase. Thankfully he hasn’t been as interested in this little activity lately so last week I pulled everything off the shelf and went through every single book. I have a huge sack of books to donate to the school and the favorites that made the cut?
Aside from simplifying our book collection, I wanted to organize the books a bit. I categorized them by hard cover, paper back, church books, old books, Golden books, Little Critter books, and the whole bottom shelf is dedicated to Kole’s books. I just stuck a small white sticker label below the books to categorize them. These labels come off easily. I wanted to do this more for me than the kids because when I’m ready to read to the girls I can now easily locate the book I want. I also won’t be scrambling to find the book I want for church each Sunday (I teach the Sunbeams – 3 year olds – in primary). And now Kole can tear through the bottom shelf and they are all books made for him. It has made story time for all three of my kids run much smoother!
I still need to tackle the older children’s books in our guest room, but it feels good to have this little project checked off the list!
A few of you have previously asked to see pictures of my girls’ room. I don’t have pictures of everything, but these are some random shots I was able to find that I took on different occasions. Most of the pictures I have are of their bunk beds.