Who's idea was it to organize all these books anyways? Oh yeah,
mine. ;0) Here are a few "before" picture of the bookshelves in our livingroom and schoolroom.
First, I stacked the books up in piles based on catergeries. Poetry, geography, history, storybooks, etc.
We do have a lot of books. The Sonlight curriculum we use is very literature based and we find books at yardsales, resale stores, etc. Also, many of our books have been passed down by our extended family. I don't want you to think I go crazy every time I see a Barnes and Noble. ;0)
So, here are the "after" pictures. There is even a little space for more books which is always good! The top shelf holds my novels.
-My childhood Bibles
-Old books given to me by my Grandma and my Beatrix Potter bookset.
-Bible stories and devotional books
I still need to fix up our fiction books. I didn't put the non-fiction books in alphabetical order, I organized them by size, large to small so it would be easy for the girls and Benjamin to put them back on the shelf. I promised Phillip I would organize these book the proper way though. :0)
My goal is for all of these books to stay semi-organized for the year, and then I'll do it all again!