Books are awesome. They stay with you, you can revisit them whenever you like and they smell brilliant. The only downside to books is that they can take up a lot of space. If you find your personal library flowing over, one simple idea to conserve space is to “double row” your bookshelves.
There are many programs and websites out there you can use to catalogue your collection, however, these tend to be very specific in their scope. So what if your chosen collection isn’t serviced by those programs? Well, I’m going to show you how you can easily catalogue your collectables yourself!
Before we get too far into things I have a slight warning; building your own catalogue can be a lot of work. Yes, I’ll be sharing with you ways to make things simpler but depending on the size of your collection and just how much data you want to track, it can involve a lot of time and effort. However, even if your collection is a smaller one it is a very good idea to start recording information on it. Not only will it ensure you don’t buy the same item twice (come on, we’ve all been there) it can also help if the unimaginable happens, such as some disaster befalling your collection. Having a detailed database of your items can help when claiming insurance on those lost goods.
With Christmas and the New Year coming up the majority of us will be taking time off work and/or school. While a lot of that time will be spent with family, friends and consuming lots of food, it’s also a great time to start work on those collection-related projects you may have not had time for yet.
The end of each year I always take a look at my collections and figure out what I’d like to do with them. My big one for this year is to figure out how I’m going to get my Frew The Phantom comics from Australia to the UK. Such activities are perfect for the holidays, it can be quite relaxing going through your stuff with a nice cup of tea and some music. So what activities could you do with your collection over the holidays? Well, here are a few suggestions to get you started.