The kid books in the playroom have always been a source of irritation. No matter how many bins i put on the shelf to keep them standing up right, or how many times i tried to organize them into different categories etc, they ALWAYS ended up in a disorganized, half stacked, mostly stuffed-in-bins heap. Plus i could never find the right book at the right time. NOW, they all happily reside in color coded bins according to theme with matching labels on the spines. Here's how:
*Buy that # of clear plastic bins and sticky labels (1x3inch)
*Spray paint in the same # of colors.
*Since some of my books were extremely thin i realized i could cut the page of labels into halves or smaller
Here's one of my piles. These happens to be the non-fiction/science-related pile and since i had so many i went ahead and gave them two bins
*Wrap the label on the spine. i chose to wrap it close to the top so the kids would notice more easily.
*I might end up wrapping a small piece of clear shipping tape over the label to better secure it, but so far they seem to be sticking really well.
p.s. in case you are curious, here's the list of my bin categories:
orange: non-fiction/learning books
yellow: fiction: read-aloud/early reader type books
dark blue: poetry/rhyme books
light blue: board books
green: children's bible-related books
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