You can see into my kids bedroom from our kitchen. I chose that room for them because while cooking or having coffee at the kitchen table, they are close by and I can keep an eye on them. The downside is when their room is messy, I have to look at it no matter what. On that wall, I have their bookcase, and I felt like I was constantly looking at clutter. So the other day when I had 20 minutes and should have been doing something else — I arranged their books by colour. I have to say, the time spent was well worth it. The books are much more soothing to look at, and remarkably, it is easier for them to put their books away. “Blue books go with the other blue books”, and so on. The top shelf is not color coordinated however, because those are workbooks and “mommys” vintage children’s books. But none the less, it it is a much prettier view while sipping my am coffee.