Like a bat out of hell

maddiemom6April 14, 2005

My husband is out of town for the next 4 days.. I am tossing and organizing like it's nobody's business... feeding the kids take-out and actually having a good time doing it! I am on my third car load to Goodwill... it's a nice way to start Spring!


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I wish I had that sort of energy right now. Good for you!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 3:53PM
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I know that I have hit the obsseive curve.. I am organzing the library... even adding little book plates and dividers... I am sure that there is some sort of medication for this ;-)


    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 6:47PM
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What are book plates? What sort of dividers do you use? I really need to organize all the bookcases we have. Each time we move, they just get disorganized even when I ask the packers to pack them shelf by shelf. So, they are disorganized again. You just might have given me the inspiration to do them.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2005 at 6:57PM
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I just get the big, flat metal bookends, and put them in the MIDDLE of the bookshelf. Then I can slide the divider around. But if I take a book out, they don't sort of "domino" down the shelf.

I value these *most* on the paperbcks shelf, oddly enough, and the cookbook shelf.

Have fun, Maddiemom! I too can get a lot done when the distractions leave. But since I can't send my kids out in the yard to play, THEY are the big distraction.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 10:42AM
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Book plates are the stickers that go in the front of the books saying who the book belongs to. There are many you can buy and then fill in but I created mine on the computer with a graphic I really liked and with our information...that way books have a better chance of getting back to us!. We have a personal library but it is a disaster!.. I spent a few hours last night doing just three shelves! I got the divider idea from the Pottery Barn organizing book. You use garden row markers.. I could not find wood ones like they used but I did find plastic ones.. I painted them with black chalk board paint and they look quite nice. Then you slip the long spike end ( the part that would go in the dirt) between categories of books.. and then put the name of the category on the top part. I will try to take a picture and post it on my blog!


    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 11:53AM
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Ok... I posted a photo on my blog

    Bookmark   April 15, 2005 at 12:05PM
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Thank you for posting that. I really like the markers idea and might use them in our library.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2005 at 1:31AM
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I was also thinking that the copper type that dangle might look quite charming!


    Bookmark   April 16, 2005 at 11:25AM
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VEry nice.
And I enjoyed reading your blog too.

I am on strike. I keep hearing we can't buy anything or do anything until we do a house addition. (Think five of us in a 3 bedroom 1500 square foot house). So I'm doing nothing.


    Bookmark   April 16, 2005 at 11:23PM
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