Tidying Up: How to Organize With Barrister Bookcases the "KonMari" Way

January 24, 2019

A stack of Barrister Bookcase shelf sections in white tidy books, paper and miscellany.

Does it "spark joy"? On January 1, just in time for New Year’s resolutions to clear clutter, Netflix debuted “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” a series featuring Marie Kondo, professional organizer and author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," and we’ve been looking at our stuff in a different way. At the office, we’ve had some spirited discussions on this fresh approach for shedding excess clothing, books, paper and other miscellany by keeping only the “things that speak to the heart.” Taking this a bit further, we think the “keepers” should be organized in a way that brings just as much joy.

With treasured things in mind, we can apply the KonMari Method™ to Barrister Bookcase storage. To start, the right storage solution can help to maintain order and keep new clutter to a minimum. The best storage is sturdy, versatile and visually pleasing. We’re a bit biased, but Hale Barrister Bookcases fit those criteria – plus, based on customer reviews, we know these bookcases spark joy.

Four stacks of Hale Barrister Bookcase in white

Putting the KonMari Method In Practice: Storing by Category

The KonMari Method is tidying in a specific order by category: clothes, books, paper, “komono” (small things) and sentimental items. The stacking Barrister bookcase shelf sections make it easy to neatly store by category and keep like-things together in one place.

Barrister Bookcase glass door shelf section protects treasured books.

Receding Glass Doors Showcase and Safeguard Books and Collectibles

The receding glass door shelf sections protect beloved books, law journals, photo albums and vinyl records from dust. The glass door shelves also showcase and safeguard favorite collectibles and other sentimental items. The receding door sections are available with optional locks to secure valuable items and family heirlooms.

Barrister Bookcase receding wood doors and drawers

Wood Doors Conceal Paper, Files and Schoolwork

The receding wood door and double door sections are ideal for concealing paper such as bills, files and schoolwork, as well as “komodo” like office supplies, stationery, hand held electronics and other miscellany. The drawer shelf sections are useful for organizing family pictures, videos and other media.

Hale Barrister Bookcase shelf sections stack and interlock for a customizable height.

Interlocking Stacking System Makes It Easy to Add Shelf Sections or Rearrange

With the Barrister Bookcase’s interlocking, stacking shelf system, it’s easy to add on or re-arrange shelf sections to store everything that sparks joy, especially if you want to bend Marie Kondo’s rule on the number of books to keep. With this flexible storage solution, you can organize as much stuff as you want - and hold on to every book that brings you happiness – we’ve got enough shelf sections for you.