Thursday, June 6, 2013

Share Your Success: Organizing Children's Books

I absolutely love when readers email me and are excited to share a project that has been successful in their own homes. This particular project is near and dear to my heart, not only because it is from a friend of mine (and former teaching partner), Keslie, but because it involves helping kids stay organized. Organizing kids' spaces, whether it be their rooms, study areas, playrooms, or classrooms has always been at the top of my list of favorite things to do. (You can see many of my kids' projects in the Kids' Spaces category on my blog.)

These particular projects involve kids' books....even better.

Take it away Kes:

"This is a way I organized the boys' books in their room using a cube shelving system.  I wrapped laminated paper around empty cereal boxes.  I put some rocks from our front yard in the bottom of the boxes before I wrapped them so they wouldn't fall over.  Then I bought clear, pre-made label holders and printed out labels with pictures of the book categories (pics from google images).  This way, I can slide in and out new book categories as needed."

Love this. I love that it is so simple and most importantly it is essentially made from materials most of us have around home. And it gives the cubbies a cohesive feel while making it easy for her kids to find what they are looking for. Win-win.

I have seen (and pinned) this next project on Pinterest but my sewing skills are somewhat lacking (even though I got a sewing machine for Christmas. Sigh.) So I never attempted one.

Keslie's Mother-in-Law made her sons' book slings using a tutorial from Family Fun Magazine (here). And after looking at it, I realized how simple it really is. And NO SEWING necessary. Love that!

So there you have it! Two simple and budget friendly ways to store and organize your kids' reading material. Thanks so much for sharing with us Keslie!

Share your success:

If anyone else has a project or room they'd like to share, please do. We all help to inpsire each other. Email me at (you can also find this address under the contact tab at the top of the blog). Include lots of pictures and description of your project. I might email you back with specific questions and I will let you know which day it will be featured. :) Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

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