OK, I mentioned last week that I now had too many books to fit on the lone bookcase in my study, and I was trying to figure out what to do.
I decided to gather up all of the stray magazines, journals and books that were scattered about the home, and made some nice tidy piles (I make piles, it is what I do).
So here is the problem: I have more stuff than I realized. A lot more. I cannot just prune a few things off the existing bookcase. I need to remove an entire mini-collection.
Once upon a time, I would have just squeezed another bookcase in. However, there is no room. I have too many racks for DVDs (I have more DVDs than I know what to do with.)
I have 165 inches of bookshelf space, and 670 inches of DVD/Blu-Ray space. Yes, we have that much lovely video hanging around. Those racks take up almost every spare inch of wall-space.
I've looked. I really have. There is no obvious room for a bookcase.
Then I used all of my engineering, organizational, and creative skills, and I figured out how to rearrange the room to make some room for another bookcase.
OK, I won't be able to easily access it. It will be between the printer/office table and the window, jammed in alongside my desk here so that I can't really easily access it. But it will be there, holding books.
I can take all of the things I don't use much, and put them there. All of the decorative things that we want displayed in the house. And it will free up room for books.
Time to go shopping.