We have too many books.
Not adult books. It’s kids books that are doing me in.
I am drowning in piles and piles of kids books and I need some help to figure out how to sort and/or store them.
My kids have a lot of books. I like that they have a lot of books. They really really really like to read. But we don’t have much storage space and the books are causing problems. Stacking them neatly on the book shelf just isn’t manageable for our kids. The girls take out one book and three more fall down as well, then they aren’t able to put them back so they shove them in on top or leave them on the floor and arrrghhh it’s driving me nuts!
I realise that kids choose a book from looking at it’s cover, not it’s spine, so we started storing books in boxes and baskets on the shelf with the covers facing out so they could easily flick through them to find the one they want. But we have too many for that now and not enough space and it’s back to disaster area.
So how do I manage this?
Have we simply got too many books?
Should I be culling some? Giving some away? If so how do I choose what stays and what goes? It feels kind of wrong to be getting rid of books….
Is there some magical storage system that works for kids books?
Do I just pack a whole heap away into boxes and put them in the shed? So hard to choose which ones would go though especially since I know I’m not likely (or able) to lug big boxes of books in and out to change them over….