Often my clients have huge amounts of books and reading references, but have no idea how to organize them. This is especially true when they are trying to organize a business. Let’s admit it, books are hard to part with. If we insist upon keeping our books, I suggest setting them up in a logical order or develop a system so you can locate a book at a moments notice regardless how big your library is. I guarantee this will help in your productivity and stress level.
A good place to begin this organizational thought process is in childhood. If we teach children to organize their books at a young age, as well as de-clutter the ones that are no longer age appropriate, (and the stuff that accumulates amidst the books) and maintain their library, not only will they read a lot more, but they will not have to hire an organizer as an adult to assist them.
Children need only learn to put their books on a shelf in a way where they can remember what book is in what section: by topic, favorites, series, color, or size. The most important thing is to involve them in the process, and teach them how to maintain it so things don’t get out of balance.
Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA. Missy’s blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household. If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link. If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link.none