by Purvaja Sawant)
Are you an avid reader? A book worm, who loves collecting books? But do you get depressed every time you take a look at your teeming book shelf?
If you want to be a proud bibliographer and maintain all those precious books you've collected over years, here are a few tips on how to neatly arrange your book shelf.
- Empty your book shelf and if you have more books than space on your shelf, pile up all the books that you will never read or those that your children have outgrown. Now you can either sell these books (a lot of internet websites buy second-hand books) or donate them to organisations, libraries or people.
- Once you have decided on the books that you want on your shelf, it's time to categorise them. There are many ways to do that. You can slot them according to authors, titles, alphabetically or as per genres. You can also categorise them as fiction or non-fiction. Warning: Always store heavy books on the lower shelf and lighter ones on top.
- Once you have your books classified, start arranging them. Place them vertically on the shelf (unless their too tall). Always put the binding side outwards, so that the title of the book is visible.
Tip to remember: Intermittently, dust the books shelf and the books with a small vacuum cleaner; this will keep you books in good shape.