Organize by Color

Bookshelf - Before

If you’re like me, you have a book shelf that looks like this. It’s a total mess – books are ¬†thrown on there haphazardly and some aren’t even books to begin with but this is the only place you have to put stuff so that’s where they ended up. And every day when you sit on your couch facing said bookshelf it kind of annoys you that it doesn’t look organized. And this goes on for years, just sitting and being slightly annoyed but not really knowing how to change it. Yeah, maybe you could put everything in order by the author’s last name but that seems like such a chore and also kind of snobby, plus, wouldn’t it still look unorganized?

Bookshelf - After

Thank heavens for Pinterest. Someone posted a photo of books organized by color and I ¬†like YES! First of all, I can totally do this without having to constantly say the alphabet in my head, and it will make my shelf appear organized without actually having to be organized, which I don’t really care about. I kind of cheated with the Harry Potter books because I couldn’t bear to separate them, but otherwise I think my little color scheme turned out rather nice.

DVD shelf - Before

I was so in love with my color organization that I moved on to our DVDs. If things keep going like this I’ll probably be using this on on our pantry, bathroom drawers, and tax return files. Things might be a little harder to find but they will be PRETTY. Pretty = way better.

DVD shelf - After


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5 Thoughts on “Organize by Color

  1. Nice! My bookshelf is also organized by color – so pretty! I organize them a little more by keeping the cookbooks, journalism books and novels on separate shelves.
    Happy Friday!

  2. You just earn mad street cred for the LOTR DVD box set. High Five.

  3. Mary on February 18, 2012 at said:

    Glad you ‘fessed up on the Harry Potters, because I was totally going to call you out on it. I may be a snob, but I prefer to think I organize my fiction books by author because I’ve volunteered in libraries for so long. I don’t arrange my non-fiction by the Dewey Decimal system but, since I seem to be buying more of them lately, it could still happen!

  4. Taryn on February 20, 2012 at said:

    I love that you couldn’t separate the Harry Potter…I couldn’t bear to do that either. All my series have to stay together.

  5. I did this two weeks ago. It makes it hard has heck to find things but it sure makes the living room look a heck of a lot better!

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