I’ve seen bookshelves in every shape and size. From the classic bookshelf to the modern open shelf, there are many ways to display your books. But if you want to keep your books looking their best, you’ll need to take some time to maintain them on a regular basis. Here are five quick tips for keeping your books shelved up and running smoothly. 

1) Keep Books Shelved Well 

You might think that bookshelves are designed to be sturdy enough to support all of your books and other items without any problem. However, you’ll find that over time, even the most well-built shelves will begin to show signs of wear. If you don’t take care of your bookshelf regularly, it could end up looking like this. It’s easy to fix, but it does require some work! 

The first thing you should do is make sure that your bookshelves are level. You can use an inexpensive set of bubble levels to do this. Simply place one at each end of the bookshelf and then move the bookcase back and forth until they line up perfectly with the edge of your desk or table. Next, check to see whether the shelves are securely attached to the wall. You may not have noticed before, but if you’ve ever tried to slide a book off of its shelf, you know that bookshelves often come loose from the walls. To prevent this, make sure that the screws that hold the shelves in place aren’t too long. Also, if your shelves are mounted directly to the wall, make sure that the surface behind the shelving is flat and doesn’t contain any loose edges. This will help keep the weight of your books evenly distributed across the entire length of the shelf. 

If the shelves are firmly attached to the wall, you’re ready to start taking care of your bookshelves. The next step is to remove the dust and dirt that has accumulated beneath the shelves. For this, you’ll need a vacuum cleaner and something soft to clean with. A feather duster works great. Dust the shelves using only the very tip of the feather. Don’t use the side of the brush because you’ll just get rid of the dust instead of cleaning it. Once you’ve finished cleaning, wipe down the shelves with a cloth dampened with water and mild detergent. Then, dry everything thoroughly with a lint roller. Lastly, apply a small amount of wood glue (or similar adhesive) to the bottom of the shelves and screw them back into the wall. 

2) Use Proper Shelf Sizes 

It’s important to select the right type of shelf for the space available. You’ll need to think about how much room you have available within the bookshelf itself as well as the amount of space you’ll need on either side of the shelves. 

First, decide where the center of the bookshelf will be located. Next, measure the distance between both sides of the wall. Add 1/4 inch (6mm) to this measurement and create a new mark on your wall where the middle of your bookshelf will be located. The distance between these two marks indicates how wide your shelves should be. Measure the width of the shelves and add 3 inches (7cm) to this number to determine how high the shelves should go. You can also choose to leave the shelves lower than this height so that you can stack more books on top of them. 

3) Clean Your Backsplash 

Your backsplash is an area of the wall that’s usually covered by cabinet doors or countertops. If you have a lot of bookshelves along the wall, you’ll want to make sure that they don’t block out the view of this area. One way to do this is to change your cabinet hardware. Instead of mounting your cabinets onto the wall, attach them directly to your floor. This allows you to easily clean underneath them. If you do decide to install your cabinets directly against the wall, remember that you still need to clean under your shelves. 

To clean your shelves, simply spray several coats of vinegar around the perimeter of the shelves. When you finish spraying, let it sit for 30 minutes before wiping away the excess vinegar with a rag. You can also purchase specially made brushes that are designed to scrub the shelves clean. 

4) Remove Spills Immediately 

Spilled liquids are a common occurrence in homes with children. Unfortunately, they can cause damage to your bookshelves. Even worse, spilled liquids can permanently stain the books themselves. Before you try to clean up spills yourself, wait until you’ve called someone who specializes in cleaning up liquids. Even though it may seem tempting to wipe up a spill with a cloth, it’s better to call someone who knows what they’re doing. They can safely remove stains, disinfect surfaces, and sanitize tools. 

Once you’ve cleaned up the spill, immediately replace the book that was damaged. This will prevent further damage to the rest of your collection. Be careful when replacing books. If you accidentally drop or knock a book down, be gentle when picking it up. Use rubber gloves or plastic wrap to protect your hands from getting scratched. Finally, don’t leave anything lying around. If you spill something, pick it up straight away. Leaving it where it fell will allow it to smudge. 

5) Keep Books Organized 

Keeping your books organized can help you avoid having to spend hours searching through boxes in order to find specific titles. In fact, you can keep track of the location of particular books in a few short steps. First, group your books by subject. Then, label each section with the date that it was added to your library. Finally, arrange your books by author or title. You can always reorganize your collection later if you want to switch to another system.

If the person have the raamaturiiul at their place, then he must keep it well mainland. The above mentioned are some of the tips that will help in doing the proper maintenance of the bookshelves the person should clean the shelves on regular basis to avoid the issue  in the future.