Declutter Your Bookcase In 5 Simple Steps

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Whether you’re a bookworm or just someone who loves to keep things organized, decluttering your bookcase is an essential part of keeping your home neat. But if you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry! Smart living and interior has put together this practical guide on how to declutter your bookcase in 5 simple steps. If this blog interests you but you’re still unsure where to start, Julie can meet all your organisational needs with a professional decluttering service and a 1 hour free consultation!

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Sort Through Your Books

The first step in decluttering your bookcase is to go through all the books. Take everything off the shelves and organize them into three piles – “Keep,” “Donate/Sell,” and “Throw Away.” As you go through each book, decide whether it is something you still want or need to keep. If it is a book that you no longer need or use, consider donating or selling it so that it can find a new home. And finally, if the book is damaged or too worn out to be donated, then put it in the “Throw Away” pile.

Dust and Clean

Once your books are sorted and all of the unwanted items have been removed from the shelves, take some time to clean and dust them off. This will help make sure that your bookshelves look neat and presentable when everything has been put back in its place. Use a damp cloth to wipe down any dusty surfaces or shelves before standing back and admiring all of your hard work!

Reorganize & Re-Style

Now that everything has been cleaned off and sorted through, it’s time for some fun – reorganizing and re-styling! Rearrange the books on the shelf according to size, color, genre or author name – whatever works best for you! Then add some personal touches such as plants or knick-knacks that match your decor style. This will help create a more personalized look for your space while also helping make sure that everything looks neat and organized once again.

Label Your Shelves

If you have multiple sections on your bookcase (such as fiction vs non-fiction), take some time to label each section with a label maker or post-it notes so that it’s easy for everyone in the house to know where things belong when they’re putting them away. This will help ensure that everyone keeps their books neat and organized at all times! Plus, labelling can also be an aesthetically pleasing addition if done tastefully with minimalistic labels like washi tape stickers or chalkboard paint markers.


    Decluttering can be overwhelming at first but following these five simple steps can make the process much easier while ensuring great results at the end of each session. Don’t forget—regular maintenance goes a long way towards keeping things clean; organized so try setting aside time every few months for dusting; reorganizing so that you never have to do another big declutter again anytime soon! Our team at Smart living and interior is always ready to provide guidance and support so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Thank you for trusting us with your home organizing needs.

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