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The very first thing to do when organizing large home library is to scrutinize the magazines as well as books and decide what must be kept.
A lot of computer books relating to old methods of working (or outdated solutions) and early releases of computer programming are definitely not going to be of any v
alue what so ever, even to a charity organization. Duplicate books should be sold on eBay or Craiglist. On the other hand, in case supply has met demand, duplicate books should be given to some charity organization or a library. Just a quick glance at reputable internet site, such as Target, will easily show whether there're a lot of second-hand books on sale.
Magazines are a whole new world. The only thing they have in common with books is that they both occupy space on bookshelves. So, in case there're some interesting and useful articles they should be clipped out and filed. Needless to say, favorite magazines that specialize in certain subjects that interest and concern collectors will be kept. On the other hand, those that are just full of ads with only several good articles are a waste of precious bookshelf space and when a person owns dozens or even hundreds of magazines as well as books, storage spac
e is at a premium and every centimeter is very precious.
Naturally, magazines should be placed safely in foolscap box files as well. This foolscap box can be later placed on top of bookshelves for simple and easy access. This should enable preventing damage. Furthermore, this effective storage solution enables easy labeling of the contents without really damaging the valuable issues themselves.
Although it is trendy, books definitely shouldn't be stored in bundles on the room floor. The very best way to keep them is on bookshelves. These are usually not very expensive. However, designer models can be bough
t from Amazon and delivered to the home. These can be found in a wide variety of different heights. Best of all, additional shelves can be bought when needed.
The author of this text has used bookshelves in her living room for at least five years and found them to really stand up well to hard usage. These look great in the living room environment and add a touch of style.
Probably the best way to store books in one is flat on their sides' i.e. French style. Many interior designers agree that books should not be stored upright. Basically, this really helps prevent damage to valuable books. Furthermore, it means that more books and magazines can be fitted into a smaller space within bookshelves. It is a great idea to get extra shelves. This way books aren't piled up too high.