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Books of All Seasons

Posted: July 24th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

My Storage Solution Series is off and running with my first post on storage for shoes (no pun intended) called  Stomper Stash.

But now I must address another item that I seem to aquire plenty of in my house…books!

Storage Solution #2   Books of All Seasons

Being a teacher for 6 years – I sure did aquire A LOT of books from all my scholastic clubs and book fairs! One day, shopping at Office Depot, I noticed some cardboard folder holders sitting empty on the shelves. I’m hoping this has happen to some of you (or at least one of you!) but my inner organizer came out in me and I started taking the empty, or close to empty ones off and filling up the other ones to make them full. I mean there was wasted boxes on the shelf and I just couldn’t resist!

This should have been refreshing enough but then I got to thinking – these are great organizers and they are probably going to just go to waste. So I approached a salesman and he said that I could take what I needed since they just recycle them anyways. Now I really could have taken 50 of them but about 6 was all I could fit in my hands along with my 3 year old and purse.

When we got home the fun began. I started going through all his books and sorting them into seasonal categories. This way he gets a chance to see all the books at separate times and they all stay in a thematic order. Eeeekk — I sound a bit crazy don’t I? But don’t fear, then I took out my sticker tub (another teacher treat) and my son picked out stickers to label the box for each season.



Now I love how he looks forward to entering a new season with new books! It’s another Frugal Friday Link Party at Shabby Nest’s nest. Can’t wait to get a bunch of great ideas!

♥ Katie

And come on back for my next storage solution when I had to give up the Pottery Barn dream to own this:


…but I think my solution is even better and my bank account agrees!

7 Comments on “Books of All Seasons”

  1. 1 Laurel said at 7:39 am on July 24th, 2009:

    Ha - we are two peas in a pod. I do the same thing, but sort by month!! I taught 1st grade for 5 years - the books add up.

  2. 2 Marcela & Clara said at 8:41 am on July 24th, 2009:

    Great solution and at s great price. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 3 Jennifer@Smelling Coffee said at 8:05 am on July 25th, 2009:

    Hi Katie~ I hopped over here from somewhere - and am so glad I did. I loved looking at all of your storage and organizational ideas! Blessings to you… Jennifer

  4. 4 Wendy said at 2:36 pm on July 27th, 2009:

    Wow-I LOVE this idea! How do books accumulate SO much and SO fast???!

  5. 5 Amanda@ImperfectlyBeautiful said at 1:11 pm on July 28th, 2009:

    What a great idea!

  6. 6 Heidi Farmer said at 5:45 pm on July 31st, 2009:

    I love your thriftiness! Great idea. More please!

  7. 7 becky@oursweetpeas said at 10:52 am on October 8th, 2009:

    Oh my! I love this. I am a book junkie and my boys have TONS so them. I plan to do this and add an extra specifically for library books that need to go back. LOVE! I am off to the office supply store (not really b/c it is nap time but in my mind I am) :)

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