Bookshelves seem like a given in a kid's room, but really, does that make sense? Keeping books spine-out, sorting them by size, keeping them from falling over…it's not as easy, especially for little kids.
Here's Dana's smart, simple solution:
My son always pulled out every book on his bookshelf every time he wanted to pick out a book to read. I tried to show him how to look through them without every book ending up on the floor but he said he couldn't see them well enough to choose.
I thought one of the school-type bookshelves would be perfect (you know, the kind where all the books face the front) but geez, they're expensive and don't seem to hold that many books. So, I bought four clear wall file folder organizers to hang on his wall and they work great! He can see the books so they don't end up on the floor and as a bonus, it saves precious floor space!
My daughter is seven and she STILL has a hard time manhandling her bookshelf. What a fantastic idea!