So how does one arrange and organize their books and music cds on their shelves? Well I don’t buy cds anymore and I sold off all the ones that I had since I went digital many, many years ago but until 2008 I had a very large collection of both. My book collection is now nowhere near the size I had from the age of of say 12 to 32 but I atleast have a few that I keep on a built in shelf.
How I arrange my books? Well I used to arrange them in alphabetic order based on the title. Because that’s how my sister and I usually picked them up to read and re-read. We both loved to read novels and the odd non-fiction as well and we read our books many, many times. Books was one thing that I did not have much of a problem in sharing. It was meant for me, my sister and any of our relatives who spent time in our home. We shared the titles back & forth quite a lot.
Cds for music were mostly my thing. Because by the time I was 20 is when I started buying cds, until then it was cassettes. Yes I am 44, old as time! Now here I have my own system and since my family usually didn’t listen to the variety of bands & artists that I do (my cousins have some bands in common with me), my cds were mine and mine alone. I would arrange them alphabetically artist wise – so A to Z. And if the band or singer/instrumentalist had multiple albums that I had then I would arrange those cds in the order of the year of release.
That was my arrangement! Now all my music is in mp3 format and in my hard drives.