How can I best organize my books?
October 31, 2010 4:35 PM Subscribe
What's the cheapest way to organize all of my books? I've got a small apartment, more books than bookshelves, and an extremely low budget.
posted by ejfox to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've got roughly upwards of 250 books (I made a quick count before doing the post). I've got a couple bookshelves equalling about 13 3-foot wide shelves, but those are now all full, but now I have more books piling up on coffee tables and my desk.
To top it off, I have a lot of art and design books (read: weird sizes) and I have trouble figuring out where to put them.
I really really don't wanna get rid of the books, I've already narrowed them down and donated ones that I don't really love, so what can I do?
I'm on a student's budget, and as much as I would love to go to Ikea and buy a couple more bookshelves, I don't really have the money and I'm already running low on space for cheap Ikea BS. However, if necessary I could save up for a couple bookshelves to replace the ones I currently have, if they have some incredible dollar to books-shelved ratio.
I'd appreciate any tips on really awesome, efficient bookshelves. Or awesome simple DIY bookshelves. Or ways to keep your books organized. Or just general tips at all. Thanks so much in advance!