Textbooks Vs. Space
Maybe I have a hard time getting rid of my textbooks. After all, I paid for them so I should get to keep them right? Well after years and years of school I think my textbook collection has reached critical mass. So here are my proposed solutions for all you textbook hoarders out there.
After unpacking, my living room looked like the stacks at the National Archives. The first thing I had to do was to come to grips with the fact that I need three copies of the MLA handbook just as much as I need the 2006 copy of the U.S. News & World Report nations top schools. Into the trash they go (or donated, rather).
The space I can dedicate to book storage is limited to a bookshelf I built that is the length and just shorter than my couch. That isn’t a lot so I have to carefully decide which books mean the most to me and still allow some self space for my collection to grow. I like having my bookcase behind the couch because I didn’t want to place my couch against the wall but that left the back of the couch exposed. While it wasn’t ugly, it really wasn’t very attractive either. The bookcase made a bland space into a cozy spot in the apartment.
I think those two steps will go far in helping to cut down on clutter in your apartment and add an interesting accent furniture piece to your apartment.