4 Ways To Save Yourself $299.30

The Champaign County Library in Urbana, Ohio received an anonymous book that was returned after being check out 41 years ago.  The book “The Real Book About Snakes” was returned with a note that said, “To Champaign County Library, Sorry I’ve kept this book for so long, but I’m a really slow reader!”

Not only did they return the book but the note went on to say, “I’ve enclosed my fine of $299.30 (41 years, 2 cents a day). Once again, my apologies.”

Maybe if the owner of the book had been more organized they would have realized that the book was overdue before the 41 years left them with a nearly $300 library fine. Here are 5 ways that you can get your books organized:

Pinterest book organization
The one time picture frames have been given a new purpose and have been recreated to be functional and give beauty to the wall space.

chair as book organization
Don’t have enough wall space for a bookshelf? How about a chair that doubles as book storage?

kids organizat

These shelves can be great to make a kids’ corner. They are just repurposed plastic rain gutters from a hardware store.

under the bed organization

This last one is for the avid book reader. When the shelves start filling up and spilling over it doesn’t mean it is time to get rid of books. It means it is time to expand your collection in creative ways. This under the bed drawer is perfect for organizing those piles of books that no longer fit on the shelves.

These are just a few of the pins that you can find on the StorageMart Pinterest boards, where we bring you ideas and inspiration to get you and your home organized.

Heather Gerling Heather Gerling (107 Posts)

Digital Marketing Assistant at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University. Strongly believes you should never leave home without a book, and admits to having a coffee addiction.

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