The living room is usually our calm space. It contains no electronics, only books, a table, some artwork and seating. Every night we have our family devotions there. Most afternoons I sit there and read a newspaper, a chapter or two in a book, or perhaps a magazine. It's where I spin fiber and often it's my favorite place to knit or crochet.
But now it doesn't feel so calm because the books are spilling out of the bookcases. There are books on top of books, books on the floor, books on the table. It bothers me. And it bothers me that the chaos is preventing us from finding books we know we have.
I bought a little bookcase today to alleviate some of the book clutter caused by the history and biography books (those are the books that live in that room), and I have a lead on two more bookcases that I'll see tomorrow to possibly use upstairs for the fiction and the picture books.
My afternoon will be spent rearranging books so we can once again enjoy our calm place.
Labels: home projects