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Clever Ways to Organize Books

May 27, 2015 9:02 am

A bookworm’s home is a cozy one, filled to the brim with nonfiction and fiction titles in every nook and cranny. However, that often means that your ever-growing book collection feels like it’s taking over your house, with no real place to store it. Before you invest in yet another bookshelf, check out these creative tips for organizing your books.

  1. Declutter. Like with most organization efforts, the first step is ridding your book collection of clutter. Donate books that you haven’t looked at in years and start fresh with only the ones you really love.
  2. Choose a style of organization. Next, decide which type of book organization makes the most sense for you. Fiction and nonfiction? Alphabetically? By author? No matter which way you choose, it’s bound to make finding your books much easier.
  3. Place books on shelves. Once you decide on how to catalog your books, place them back on the shelves with the titles all facing in the same direction and the spines facing outward.
  4. Add some interest. To make your bookshelves look more visually appealing, intersperse your titles with stacks of books arranged vertically rather than horizontally. Add some pretty bookends, or even organize books by color for a designer-inspired look.
  5. Branch out. Don’t feel confined to bookshelves. Stack your books on coffee tables, on ledges or even across windowsills for a unique storage solution.

Easy Organizing: Tips for Books and Home Library [Good Housekeeping]
How To Organize Books [Home Storage Solutions]
Unique Ways to Organize Books [PopSugar]

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Happy Memorial Day!

May 25, 2015 9:12 am

Wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day as we remember the many heroes who have served our country.

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Green Champa Garden: Affordable, Filling Thai and Laotian Food

May 20, 2015 9:03 am

Green Champa Garden is a small, family-owned restaurant that’s made a name for itself as one of the best Thai and Laotian fare eateries in the area. Most regulars praise the quality of the customer service they receive here; this is a great place to bring a picky eater or someone with specific dietary restrictions. The simple cuisine is filling, cheap and tasty, according to regulars. Popular dishes at Green Champa Garden include the pad Thai, the drunken noodles, the fried rice ball salad, the fish cakes, and the pork.

Regulars like the reasonable prices at Green Champa Garden, which make this restaurant a good place for a quick meal when you don’t feel like cooking. Regulars say the food is flavorful and well-prepared, and though they do admit that the portions aren’t huge, they’re big enough to feed a single person.

Green Champa Garden
42318 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 490-1500

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