As Told by The Daughter

This isn’t a normal blog post. It isn’t a recipe or top 10 finds off of H&M. This post is written by Undercover Diyer’s 10 year old daughter. Yes, I was the headless hippie in that one post. I am dedicating this post to organization. That may have been covered by the true Undercover Diyer, but I have more advice. If you’re a reader like me, you can never find anything to read. Of course, if you use your phone or tablet, it is a cinch. But if you prefer actual books, you know the struggle; It’s midnight, and you have absolutely nothing to read.

Tip 1: Go horizontal.  Books are typically set up vertically. Personally, I think vertical is dull. A few weeks back, I went horizontal. It makes the book bindings much neater, and you can see the titles on the side much more easily. You would want to put at least one series vertically. For example, I put all 3 Hunger Games books together, and moved onto Percy Jackson. If you keep stockpiling different series’ on different series’, its going to be difficult getting them. If you have a favorite author that has wrote several books that are not a series, put those together.

 

Tip 2: The Genres. If you have a mixed amount of different books, that have no relation, (regarding author), you should organize them by genre. For example, if you have 3 Agatha Christie’s, and 2 Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle books, put those together. They are both mystery. If you have 2 world Atlases and 3 world history textbooks, put them together. They are both history related. So on and so forth. Here’s an additional tip: Put the books divided into genres on a different shelf than the series/novels.

 

Tip 3: Alphabet. If the past tips really don’t suit you, go through the ABCS. It would go something like: Arthur Conan Doyle, Glenn Beck, etc. It can go by first or last name. Your decision, reader of ours. You can do vertical or horizontal, but personally, it would be cool to see an alphabet of authors.

 

Tip 4: Labels. If none of those tips still don’t help, label. Buy a label maker, and label them things like: Mystery, Classic, etc. They should help the most. If you don’t want to put them on the shelves and you don’t care for you books like they’re your babies, put them within the book. Maybe put them on the page before the table of contents. I reiterate, it is your decision, reader of ours.

 

In conclusion, you can follow this advice and have a neat bookshelf.

 

 Read on! -Undercover Diyer’s daughter.

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