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Previous Entry my bookshelves: organized Jun. 24th, 2006 @ 06:26 pm
Hey all you beautiful fellow beforeandafter members, wake up!
I don't want to be the only person posting something here this year. ;)

Recently, in my personal journal, I posted a photo meme which goes, "Ask me to take and post a photo of an aspect of my life about which you're curious." One of my readers wanted to see my book collection. So I snapped a photo of my bookshelves. Then I really looked at them.

Here's what I saw:

Bookshelves Before (hosted @ Photobucket.com)
Before: Apparent chaos -- books mixed with videogame boxes and backup disks and textbooks and magazines and knick-knacks.

Oh, dear. Now, the funny thing is, if you were to have asked me for anything on the shelves, I could have reasonably easily retrieved it for you. But it looked messy as all heck, and with all those things leaning on other things, I was just asking for an avalanche sooner or later. Last night, I tackled my shelves and my desk in one fell swoop. (Desk pics will be forthcoming.)

Proudly presented for your enjoyment, here's part of the product of several hours' work.

Bookshelves After (hosted @ Photobucket.com)
After: Moved all the computer disks to the bottom shelf. Books sorted into rows and piles, roughly by size and category, such as "sci-fi and comic paperbacks", "language textbooks", "anime/manga", and "computer programming references".

Ahhh, that's better; wouldn't you agree? I'm really happy with how well it turned out.
Current Mood: accomplished
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Date:June 25th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
good job!
i bet that makes you feel better everytime you look at it!
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Date:June 26th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Yeah, it feels all right. :D

P.S. Icon love!
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Date:June 25th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
nice! I did this the other day, I should have documented it. :/
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Date:June 26th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
I know how that goes! There's always next time, with some other project, right? :)
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Date:November 24th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
I think it's hilarious how among that mess the Idiot's Guide to Organizing is thrown in there. :]
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Date:August 3rd, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
Uh-huh. ^_^
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