I love having things organized and I like having things organized in a simple easy way.
Long before I had Caroline I started collecting books because I knew one day I would give these treasured pieces to my own kiddos. Many of these books were from my childhood and many of them from my days of teaching.
These books were part of a dream for me. A dream of reading to my child while rocking with her, a dream of snuggling up in bed and reading a sweet bedtime story, and a dream of journeying through adventures together in the pages of a book.
These dreams are now a reality and I wanted to have a special place in Caroline’s room for these books. Not only did I want it to be special but I wanted the books to look beautiful and appealing to the eyes.
We all naturally gravitate to what is beautiful so I wanted to make these books beautiful.
And above all of this, I wanted it to be simple. Simplicity makes everything better. I could have totally over thought how to put these books into different categories or by author or even alphabetical order! But in the end color coding was the BEST!
As Caroline is learning her colors she’s even able to help me put them back.
Now how to organize Children’s books!
Begin separating the books in piles. I like to use a rainbow color system. ROY G BIV = Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
Make a pile for each of these colors. Add a pile for White and Black.
Take a handful of books from the white pile in your spine side down. Even out the pile in your hand and place the books on the shelf. Continue with each pile in a rainbow color order fashion.
Some of our books didn’t fit with the color they were supposed to be because of height issues so they lay on the top by the white books.
Stand back and look at your beautiful creation!
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