Wednesday Tip: Leave Breathing Room on Shelves and Bookcases
When you purge and reorganize a space, try to leave 10-20% of the space open. Resisting the urge to pack every shelf is vital for a few reasons:
1. Youâ€™re probably going to get more stuff at some point, and when you do, thereâ€™ll be space for it.
2. When a space is crammed full, itâ€™s ten times harder to get to the stuff you need and get it out.Â NotÂ using every available inch means quicker and less frustrating access to the things you need.
3. It looks way nicer. Especially on bookshelves, alternating the orientation of books and adding in some decorative pieces adds visual interest and gives your eye a place to rest.