Creating your own mini library at home

It all begins with one small fairy tale, given to you by your parents. One gets engrossed in that fictitious world with supernatural and mystical powers, colourful characters and the surroundings. Fast forward to the present and suddenly you’re lost somewhere in that pile of novels, story books. The houses in the cities have small spaces, but your thirst for new books and more knowledge is increasing by the day. Book storage in Mumbai is an issue, with your parents now concerned where to store your books.

Give or take, each home is close to about 1000 sq. ft & to match it you’ve 1000 books. Hmm, you see the issue arising?

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What do you do in such a situation? Do you give away your cherished books? Leaving a void within you! Well, we have solutions that can help.

  • These days the sofas are multi-purposed. They will have slots at the arm chair to keep your newspapers, coffee table books, a Cuppa Joe etc. Why not place some of the great novels along the side of the sofa, or just behind it. Just pick up a book and continue where you left off. A little cozy English library feel to it, isn’t it?
  • You’ve heard that walls have ears, an age old saying. Well that is because in the olden days, book were stored  in huge shelves adjoining the walls. Walls gained knowledge, insights, and ideas. They were planning WWIII. No, no just joking, but you the gist of it. If you’re lucky enough to have a spare wall at home, the living room is a great to build a library.

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  • When renovating your home, think also how to create a library with lightings. Yes, add a spot light in your living room, bedroom or a kitchen. These spots can be used for storing your novels. A novel idea, really!
  • Another great idea for book storage in Mumbai for your cherished stories are – beside your bed. Bed time stories or a chapter in a thriller drama is a good way to unwind and relax your mind before sleeping. So if you’re the type who cannot do without reading in bed all snuggled up, this arrangement makes perfect sense. It just comforts the laziness and tiredness within you. As stated earlier, just mount a head lamp or a strong spot light for reading and you can get lost in a story within a matter of time.

It is only the surface that is scratched with regards to book storage, it is best to visualize, chalk out and see spaces that can be utilized.

Finally, would like to end it with a simple thought. A home library is simple to develop, it is not rocket science and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. In fact, you have all the time in the world to organise and store your ever growing collection.

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Till then, if you still fall short of space and yet do not know where to store your books, call BoxMySpace on 8767252252, we would be happy to help out.

Until then, Happy Boxing and have a good read!

 

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Organising The Perfect Library In Pune

Novels and story books take you out of reality and let you dream with your eyes wide open. There is something so calming yet exhilarating when one reads an engrossing novel. Each novel has a memory attached to it, but also takes space in your bedroom or living room. So how do you keep your favourite novels intact and yet make space for more?

In this week’s article, we will give you some simple home library organisation tips and tricks that will appeal to your aesthetic as well as emotional senses all at one go.

So before you pick on a strategy to organise your library in Pune, one must get down to the nitty gritty of the task.

Follow this simple checklist:
a) How many books there are that need to be organized?
b) How much shelf space there is for all of the books?
c) How often will you make a purchase of new books?

Once these answers get clear in your head, you can go forward with the planning of your library.

The reason behind doing this exercise is that, you will get a sense of how to organise, whether you need an extra shelf to be built and so on. More so when you’re half way done, you will start making changes.

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So now on to the different methods of storing your books.

Go ABCD route

The first thing we learn in school is the ABCD i.e. the English alphabets. This strategy is commonly employed by many across the globe. It is an easy and efficient way to organize your books so you don’t need to waste time looking for it. But one must decide which way to organise; either auhor’s name or in terms of the book name. Putting books in alphabetical order based on the last letter of an author’s name in a title helps make a shelf look more oddly arranged. Now if you do use this method, you must have a good memory you can rely on. Imagine having placed books where the author’s name starts with a T or a P and is silent. Instant hara-kiri. This method of book organisation is very reliable and as simple as A for apple.

Title is important

When we say title, we do not mean British Royalty like “Sir”, “Madame” et al, in fact we show respect to the author’s title. Yes, many readers remember the book titles easier than their author’s name. Go do a quick survey and you won’t be disappointed. Approach your bookshelves as if they are a table you are arranging for a large gathering – you would be a bad host indeed if you purposely placed foes next to each other and ex-lovers right across the table from one another. Books are also paired like a good wine and a little bit of cheese.

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Colour me silly

Sometimes a book/novel can be boring and story just redundant; but one buys the book because of the cover page. Colour in psychology terms plays a vital role when reading a book. In fact many a times, if a reader wants to read something soothing, she will pick a blue coloured novel, just to release the stress. This type of book organisation in Pune, appeals to the aesthetic side of your brain. It will look pleasing to the eye, even though the books are placed in a chaos. One will find a romantic novel beside a murder mystery, (hey wouldn’t that be an excellent movie). You can create your very own man made rainbow in the living room.
The other sub method in this type is to group them by weight or size, where one keeps the heavier books at the foot of the bookshelf and lighter and easily accessible books at arm’s length.

There are other several ways one can make a library look neat and welcoming. We would love to hear your ideas as well. Post your ideas in the comment section below and maybe you could win an award! (Yes, we do give out awards too)

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So what’s keeping you here, go create your very own novel library.

For more information, call BoxMySpace on 8767252252.

Until then Happy Boxing!