Monday, September 2, 2013

THE BOOK HOT MESS!!!

Remember these pictures from my last post?
 
 
 
 
 
We really have a lot of books and the kids love to read.  We do a terrible job getting the books back into the "correct" tubs.
 
 
A friend posted a link to a blog post about home library organization using Library Labels - it seemed like a great idea.  Use my current organizing system adding a color code to the books and bins.
 I'm surprised I made it through.  I really wanted to give up.  This project probably took 25 hours to get it to the point it is at now.  It was gruesome!  I was frozen as to how to label the general picture books .. the ones that are just twaddle reading ... In the end I called them either animal picture books or just picture books.  I wish I could have done better - but it hurt my brain.  LOL
 
 
  I started printing ...
 
     
 
 
 
 
The we started sorting and sorting and sorting and sorting
 
  
 
 
Then the labeling started
       
 
 
And onto the shelves ...
 
   
 
 
 Close up of the bin labels
  
 
 
 
Close up of bins in the cubbies  ... I really like this cubby system better than the bins, so I am pondering an Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit.  Craigslist stalking to begin! 
 



I told the kids if they really helped we would have banana splits.  We had them two nights in a row!
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I love it! I am so glad they helped you!

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  2. And so worth the 25 hours of brain pain!

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