Honey from over at Lips Like Honey asked me what to do about storing her daughter’s collection of books. In my book meme I mentioned that I LOVE books. What I love even more is encouraging my children to LOVE books as much as I do. I do that by purchasing books that interest them and since they each have completely different interests our book collection has swelled to enormous quantities. I rarely buy books new though. I make weekly trips to the thrift stores as well as garage sales and lets not forget Ebay. So as you can imagine trying to find somewhere to keep all these books has been my challenge. What I’ve come up with for my daughter that seems to be working for us at the moment is a closet library. Closets are such under utilized space….rarely do kids have clothes long enough to fill the bottom half of the closet so why not use this floor space for storage. In our case it is a closet library with bookshelves for my daughter BUT I am also a big fan of moving dressers into closets as well to free up space in a bedroom. I’m so happy to say that both my older two are constantly reading and enjoying their books although neither of them love to smell them like I do…go figure!
Here is a picture of my daughter’s closet….remember these are just my daughter’s books. My son has almost just as many in his room and we may soon have to move them into his closet!
Have a happy day!