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  • This Rotating Bookshelf Is Perfect For Organizing Your Child’s Books And Learning Materials

    This minimalist bookshelf is perfect for small spaces!
    by Kitty Elicay .
This Rotating Bookshelf Is Perfect For Organizing Your Child’s Books And Learning Materials
PHOTO BY courtesy of Kate Resurreccion
  • With the whole family staying at home since the start of the pandemic, parents have been obsessed with renovating and organizing the house — from their living room, kitchen, and even children’s bedrooms. They even have dedicated study spaces for distance learning!

    We already know that trolleys are a mom’s best friend when it comes to organizing essentials, but if you have a student at home, we found something even better: a rotating bookshelf that can hold all their favorite books and learning materials!

    In our parenting community, Smart Parenting Village, mom Kate Resurreccion shared the early Christmas gift she and her husband got for their 5-year-old daughter, Ashley.

     “[It’s] a rotating bookshelf where we put her books, learning materials, puzzles, coloring materials, and educational toys. Some of these nakatambak lang sa isang tagong lalagyan at ang ending hindi nagagamit or nakakalimutan ilabas,” she writes.

    The bookshelf is tall and slim but has a lot of storage space.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Kate Resurreccion
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    In an interview with SmartParenting.com.ph through Facebook Messenger, Kate says that they’ve accumulated a lot of books over the years since her daughter really loves books. But because they live in a condo unit and have limited space most of the books are placed in storage.

    Kate has always wanted to put these books on display, so she started looking for bookshelves online, “but some are too big” or too expensive.

    Luckily, she had a friend who was starting a furniture business. “I asked him if he can customize one for me. I showed him pictures of the bookshelf I wanted, and he said he can do it,” Kate shares.

    We love that it can hold various stuff other than books!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Kate Resurreccion

    Her friend made improvements on the initial design, like adding a book stopper for each partition and improvising the bearing that makes the shelf rotate. It took around two weeks to complete, and cost her Php5,000, but the result was a beautiful, minimalist bookshelf!

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    To further organize her daughter’s things, Kate decided to put a label on each shelf. The work-at-home mom even noticed that her daughter was inspired to read more because of it!

    “All her needs talaga for learning is placed on this shelf. Parang one-stop shop ba,” Kate shares. “Sinipag siya magbasa at mag-aral. The labels also help her practice her reading skills and it made her responsible for putting back the books and things where they should be.”

    Kate also reveals the best part about having this kind of bookshelf: “Siyempre ‘pag marunong magligpit ang bagets, less trabaho for me!” We agree!

    Do you have budget pero fancy DIY home improvement stories? Share it with us and get a chance to be featured! Just email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com. Click here for more home makeovers!

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