So, in January, I bought this:
I cannot even begin to describe how sad my last bookcase was. The bottom shelf broke under the extreme pressure of eight million tons of books. So I had towers and towers of books on the very bottom, and it was absolutely ridiculous trying to get to anything. I wish I would have taken a picture of it before I trashed it.
It was definitely time for a new one. So I went to a local furniture place that sells furniture made of REAL WOOD and not that pressboard crap you get at places like Walmart. This new bookcase is sturdy, and solid, and I love it so much.
But in order to get to the final, more organized version, I had to sort through this mess:
I actually quite enjoy organizing my books, but this was definitely a chore, and gah, they were so covered in dust.
When I was finished, I had a much more clean, more organized version.
As you can see, I still have stacks and stacks next to the bookcase, and I also have stacks behind the rows on each shelf. I am in dire need of one more case, I think, which I plan on getting in a few months.
And, I made some other, small changes to the office. In my first office post, it looked like this:
So clean! And simple! Except I apparently cannot do clean and simple. My brain is chaotic, and it spills into my surroundings.
I have a few more things I want to do. Like curtains! So I will probably do one more post in another month or two. When that happens, I'll have to do a close up of some of the things I've taped to my walls. I also plan to (hopefully) add a reading corner back that way --------->