A house isn’t complete unless it has a beautiful bookshelf with some amazing books. A room looks decent with a bookshelf but you have to clean it time to time to make it free from dust and mildew. There happen to be two important reasons to have your bookshelves clean all the time; for the life of books and for the beauty of your room.
In case you don’t know how to clean bookshelves like a pro, here are 5 tips that can help you in this cause:
- Dust the case:
Once or twice a week, you must dust the case so that no dirt can make its place in the shelf. You can use a microfiber cloth to wipe the sides and tops of the bookcase properly. Other than that, you should also set your books properly, especially when you add or take out any book from it.
- Remove Unnecessary Items:
Remember, bookshelves are only for books and there shouldn’t be unnecessary items placed for long as they attract dust and dirt more than books. It’s a general habit of many people that they put many unnecessary things on bookshelves and make them look weird.
- Clean Books Individually:
Obviously, you can’t clean each book individually every day or a week. It is something that can be done only a month or by a professional house cleaner. In case you are doing it yourself, you better dust all your books both inside and outside. You can also use a hand-held vacuum to do it fast.
- Organize Your Books
The more you organize your books, the more they’ll remain properly arranged and cleaned. You can organize your books by size, color, frequency, alphabetically, and genre. This will also help you find any book in no time.
- Get Rid of Duplicate Books
You don’t need to have 5 copies of ‘Alchemist’ in your bookshelf. You can go with one and can keep the other 4 somewhere else. Duplicate books not only cover more space, but they also disturb the arrangement of your books. Rather having more than one copy of a book, you should buy some new books to fill your shelf with newness.
Consequently, it’s good to have a bookshelf in your room as it beautifies the room. However, you should keep the bookshelf clean all the time as it’s the front line of your room. For better cleaning, you should dust the shelf time to time, remove unnecessary items, clean books individually, organize them, and get rid of duplicate books!