Inspiration And Ideas To Store Children’s Books
Are the kids’ books taking over their rooms? And while you love to see a cute little one sitting down “reading” a book, the mess on the floor, books spread everywhere drives you bananas! So stop piling up the books on the end of the bed, and check out these great ways to display and store children’s books!
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Do your kids simply have too many books they are trying to look after? If you need to decide which children’s books to keep and what not to, make sure to check out this article.
Boxes, Bins or Crates
One of the simplest ways to store children’s books is to use a plastic storage box. This works really well for the bigger sized books that younger children will have. It’s also makes the books easily accessible for younger readers to choose and pack away.
Or similarly, baskets are a simple way to display and store children’s books.
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This is a stylish version of a bright, green or red coloured book bin. Great for toddlers up to early primary aged school kids for storing those larger size books. Books can be kept at their eye level to encourage them to look through them independently and hopefully, put away again.
Or Cute and Moveable
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These cute little Miss Cat carts are perfect to store children’s books, especially for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Assembled from painted MDF, and currently available in the UK. These sweet, pull-along trolleys makes books easy to find and tidying up more fun too.
Maybe Something Different
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A wood book manager or book caddy is a clever way to store a toddler’s board books. Come up with your own plans to build one or purchase one pre-made through Esty.
Make Your Own
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Do you have a space behind the bedroom door to store children’s books? YES!!!! Well these narrow floating shelves are a great way to use that space. Kristine of The Painted Hive provides a really easy to follow tutorial for how to build them here.
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Here is another tutorial for DIY picture ledges to display and store children’s books. These ones are a wider shelf which would hold more books than the one above. Also it would be great for rooms where space is not an issue.
Ikea Picture Ledges
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Or get the same look for less effort with the Ikea picture ledges, above and below.
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IKEA Spice Rack Hack
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Don’t have a room to fit a bookcase to store children’s books in their bedroom? These Ikea spice racks turned book storage racks are a clever and budget friendly option. The perfect size for displaying quite a large amount of books in a small space. They can also be customised with paint to suit the look of the room. Place them low to the ground so the books are in easy reach for your kids.
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Whether for a small collection of books or for a lot more, book shelves are a straight forward way to store children’s books. Worth while where space is not an issue and books for future use can be stored on the higher shelves. Current reading books kept on the lower shelves. However, it can sometimes be tricky for younger children to access the books they want without pulling them all out. Similarly, putting books back in a neat and orderly way maybe hard for smaller hands. Though as your kids get older, a book shelf is a great storage solution for their growing collection of books.
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This is an easy and fun DIY project to store children’s books, that you can do using items you already have around the house. Mainly cereal boxes and contact paper. A child friendly way of organising soft cover books which can make a mess of bookshelves, as they are hard to stand upright. Also, you could use these to separate out your child’s favourite books for reading at bedtime.
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Make your kids’ books part of the room’s decor by upcycling a freebie cable spool. Add some rods and an extra shelf and you have storage for a good number of reading books.