Bookshelf makeover

Have you heard about the study they did, linking the amount of books a family has in their home, to the IQ of the children in the home? (more books= higher IQ)? Well, I really hope that’s true. Because after almost twelve years of parenting, and eight years of homeschooling, we have quite a few alot of a ton of books. (We all love books) 🙂

Until recently, the bookshelf in our girls’ room looked alot like this…

When my little ones finished looking at a book, they would often just pile books on the shelf. Or, books would not stay straight and just fall over. Eventually, it would be quite a messy bookcase!

Now, after our “bookshelf makeover”, their bookcase looks like this:

We purchased two nine-cubicle bookshelves, and then sorted and organized the books. Emma and I designated each “cube” a certain type of book (chapter books, easy readers, bibles/devotionals, science, history, picture books, etc.). I might even use my label maker soon to label each shelf, making it even easier to keep organized.

I love this new shelving because it makes it much easier for all of the kids to remember where a book belongs and put it back properly. The books stay upright much easier.

The girls have had these bookshelves for a few weeks, and the books are still staying tidy! They used all the space on the very top to put stuffed animals and photos. It looks really cute!

Now if I could get ALL of the bookshelves in our home to look like this….:)


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4 responses to this post.

  1. Great job! I once had organized bookshelves…it was so nice!


  2. Posted by joyfilled on May 13, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Love it!! That looks great!!!


  3. Posted by Taryn on June 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    We use the same criteria for books as over at in their article-How Do We Pick? and at their book reviews. I don’t like personalizing of(talking) animals(Disney,etc.). I did get The Little Red Hen once.My children liked the Robinson Crusoe Reader and Jedidiah Smith biography at Christian Liberty Press. They liked Abeka’s Swiss Family Robinson. I just bought one of the Biscuit(name of a puppy) books for the granddaughters. I like the Rod and Staff Bible Readers(grades 1-4).


  4. Posted by Taryn on June 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    One of our favorite picture books was the Ox-Cart Man. simpletidings.blogspot has a good post-Heed What You Read.


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