The first one, published by O, The Oprah Magazine talks about how to 'Tame Your Overstuffed Bookshelves'. I needed this, especially after I went crazy at a recent library book sale. I went through this article and used the tips to really decide what unread, yes unread books, it was time for me to finally part with. Basically if they've been sitting on my shelf for more than a couple of years I'm probably never going to read them. Also this helped my boyfriend to finally get rid of many of his textbooks and copies of books from highschool, however it does justify keeping many of those treasured books as well. So click on that link there; it's a brief little article that may help you save your sanity!
The second one I read that I also found incredibly useful was from Real Simple and it's about how to get 'A Big Bookcase Decluttered and Dusted in 15 Minuted or Less'. I don't know how you clean your bookcase but I basically spray some Pledge on a rag and rub it around aimlessly and assume we're good to go! Alas, apparently I can do a much more thorough job if I wanted to spend just a few more minutes, say once a month. This doesn't seem that difficult and I could definitely clean my bookshelves this way and it even throws in ways to help keep your books from getting moldy and musty. Well worth giving it a shot.
So what do you think?