When it comes to an office or an at home study, there is one very essential piece of storage: bookshelves. After all, all of your inspirational and referential texts have to have a place to live, and they also serve as a great place to exhibit things like diplomas, certificates, pictures, and sentimental do-dads. The contents of your bookcase will be what tells your visitors and clients about you and your interests.
There are many ways to go about organizing your bookcase, but one of the first critical steps is to sort through the items that are currently occupying your shelves and get rid of what you no longer need, want, or want to display. Instead of cramming your shelves, you should have some blank space to work with so that you can add to your collection — leave room for your shelves and yourself to grow.
If you find yourself with an excess of items that you want to keep but don’t want to display in your shelves, consider investing in under bed organizers, office racks, or garage cabinets to keep everything as organized as possible.
One great way to organize your shelves is by color. It may sound impractical at first, but in fact you might be surprised at how much you remember and associate with your texts visually. Not only that, but the aesthetic appeal of organizing all of your books by color will become apparent immediately and make your office or study a welcoming and interesting place to be.
Another way is alphabetically — this method is especially helpful for those with a large amount of referential texts to which you need easy and immediate access to.
A third way to organize your shelves is by subject matter. This also can help make the contents of your library and bookshelves more accessible to someone who isn’t familiar with your collection.
Consider a creative solution to your bookshelves as well — perhaps wall mount racks will help save on floor space in your small study or office. There is no end to how you can make your shelves appealing and easily accessible. Great references here.