The folks at Apartment Therapy are my go-to group for the best advice in designing, organizing, and generally keeping a well-groomed house. This video is from their 20/20 Cure–twenty days of spending twenty minutes to make your home a little more pleasant.
I have to say, paring down our book collection was tough, but Maxwell is right: leaving 25% space on the shelves provides a whole lot more breathing room and is inviting to the new books being brought home. I highly recommend it. And of course … I always recommend if you live in the Nashville are to take those “out box” books to McKay’s for trade or cash.
p.s. while you’re browsing their site, check out “How to Clean Your House in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days.” Good stuff!