Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mission Organization: Week 26 - My Cookbooks and the Overflowing Bookshelves

This is the 26th week of the year, so we are halfway through 2012. That means that I should be halfway finished getting my house organized, but unfortunately, I seem to be finding more and more that needs to be done. My organizing reminds me of the Lewis Carroll quote, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."

This week for my mission I worked on my books. I love all kinds of books, and I have to admit that I probably have more than I need. I wanted to get my cookbooks organized all in one place and to go through my other books and get rid of some that I no longer wanted.


After a lot of sorting and organizing I finally have a bookcase that is just for my cookbooks.


This is how I had my cookbooks stuffed into the bookcase before. They were not in any order, and they were sharing this bookcase with other books.



I did some major sorting and a lot of dusting, where does all that dust come from?



These stacks are the books that I moved out. I have them in a "holding cell" right now, but these are going to be donated just as soon as I can get them boxed up and moved out. Right now I have them sitting inside the armoire that I emptied when I organized the gift wrap a few weeks ago.


The bookcase that I organized for my cookbooks also has a lower section that holds more cookbooks, along with my recipe binders for my printed recipes. I actually have a little space left for new additions.


The matching bookcase got a good cleaning too. Both bookcases look so much better, and it will be so nice to have all my cookbooks in one place. This was a mission that was long overdue, I'm so glad that I finally got around to this one.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice Anita. And I love how you have room for photos.

    Anne xx

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  2. Bless you! Books are my true downfall and I have SO many I could probably open my own library! LOL! I have sort of organized mine which means I have grouped like books together. I did clean out a glass door bookcase in my bedroom and it is going to be for "the keepers". As I read the books they will either go in the keeper bookcase or out the door to the thrift or the library or maybe sell on Amazon. I have promised myself that once that bookcase is full that's it! Check back with me in a year and see how I'm doing! LOL! Of course, that doesn't include cookbooks...heavens no!
    You did a great job and it looks so nice and yes....where does all that dust come from?

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  3. Hi Anita! Check your email! You won my giveaway!

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  4. Anita,
    You have really been diligent about your mission! Thanks for inspiring me to get a few things organized around my house.

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  5. It looks great! I have so many cookbooks and have such a hard time not buying more. I really need to organize my cookbooks as well.

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  6. I'm sure books multiply in the dark of the night! Did I really buy all those books??

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