It feels like we’ve got kid books (and toys) everywhere these days. I want the books especially to be easily accessible so that we can quickly find a book at bedtime or whenever my son wants to read. We’ve previously kept the books in bins and baskets throughout the house, but the basket situation is getting out of control. I wanted to get the books (and baskets) off of the floor to create more room to play.
I was considering buying a bookshelf for my son’s room, then thought, duh, just make room for his books on a shelf in our hallway. Why didn’t I think of this sooner? One of my early blog posts was about the “rainbow” bookshelf in our hallway.
Since the bookshelf is right off of James’ room, it made perfect sense to clear a low shelf for his books. Now he knows where to find the books and where they belong when it’s time to put them away! And I’m so happy I didn’t have to buy a new bookshelf for his room.
I used a wire basket to hold his little board books. I got the basket from See Jane Work
and created the label with clip art and a laminating machine. You can go HERE
for the full tutorial.
I like how the books are at just the right height for him to access easily.
When I kept the books in the baskets, they inevitably got all jumbled up and it was hard to dig for a book at the bottom. Keeping them lined up on the shelf makes it much easier to find the book we’re looking for. I’m happy to find a solution that was FREE! Just took a little clearing and organizing.
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