Sunday, February 28, 2016

5 Things to Do with All Those Books

If you're anything like me, then you probably have countless books laying around your house.  You've already read them multiple times, and you think it might be time to retire them.  But if you don't want to give them away, then what should you do with them?

Here are 5 cute (and effective) ways to give your books a new life without losing them forever:

1. Make your own Little Free Library.
Set a group of your books in a Little Free Library.  People walking by can grab a book or leave a book.  It's a great way to bring your community together and promote reading.

2. Turn your pantry into a bookshelf.
Your kitchen is home to tons of dead-space.  If you don't have room anywhere else for another bookshelf, why not build one into your cabinets?  Not only is this space-saving--it also looks pretty darn cool.

3. Use them as a table.
When your bookshelf is overflowing, you have to start stacking your books on the ground.  These books make a great quirky end table!  Stack your most impressive works--like Crime & Punishment or Jane Eyre.  Use books that your houseguests claim to have read, but only wish they had.  They'll be supremely jealous and intimated.

4. Turn them into a bed.
When your book obsession has turned into a financial problem, you may need to reevaluate.  But if you've gotten to the point where you can't afford a bed frame, use all of your books to make your own frame!  Just stack them all on top of each other and lay your mattress on top--the bibliophile's dream bed.

5. Replace your clothes with books.
Who needs clothes when you can stay home and read naked all day?  Turn that boring old closet into a sweet book nook.  When you can't stand anything in the outside world, lock yourself in your closet and read forever.

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