The Top 5 Bookworm Hacks You Need to Know

When it comes to living life in the book lane, you might run into a few bumps in the road here and there. If you’re struggling to stay on top of your books, try out our best bookworm hacks to make your tough reads that much easier!

1. Keeping Books Dry

We’ve all been at the end of a long, stressful day, when all you want to do is kick back with your favorite book and a hot bath. Only, you don’t really feel like fiddling with your one-size-fits-none book tray, and you’re not in the mood for blowdrying your paperback after the inevitable surprise dip in the tub. If you attach your book to something retractable, like a leash, you’ll never have to worry about wet books again.

2. Finding Books Cheap

Balancing your book addiction and your budget gets a lot easier with bookworm hacks geared towards trimming costs down. Start off by changing your shopping habits! Wait for sales at stores, or hit up the sale events that libraries use to weed their collections. You can also find some amazing (and amazingly cheap) books at garage and estate sales!

3. Moving Your Personal Library

Big moves require big planning, and trying to transfer a large number of books from point A to point B can be hard on your collection and your back. Instead of giving in to the temptation to load up as many boxes as you can, ration your books out. If you pack a box half full, then add softer things, like linens and towels on top, you’ll cut down on the weight and provide built in cushioning for your book stash.

4. Bookworms and Book Bags

No bookworm hacks list is complete without book bags. They’re one of the best ways to keep your books in order, cut down on buying habits, or make transportation that much easier. Bringing a book bag wherever you go is both environmentally friendly and safer than risking a plastic bag rip. Dedicated book bags can also be turned into handy reminders, if you have an overdue book problem. Hang the bag, or bags, on an easily visible hook, slap on a chalk or whiteboard patch and write down the due date.

5. Keeping Your “To Read” List Trim

Having trouble keeping track of “what’s next” on your reading list? Do you end up skipping over long-awaited titles to new books you maybe shouldn’t have bought? Try leaving your planned next book out on a table, in the bathroom, or somewhere else you’re likely to stumble over it. This also works for a book you’ve been having trouble keeping up with!

Being a bookworm isn’t a job for the faint of heart, but anyone can use these tips to enjoy a good book, or two—or even two hundred.