Our family is new to homeschooling, and so until recently our living-room looked like this:
I spent months loathing the massive piles of junk atop our three mismatched pieces of furniture that served to mostly contain the school stuff. I finally broke down and bought new bookcases to organize the mess at walmart.com--cliche', I know, but well worth the effort putting them together and up against the wall.
Three down and mostly organized! At this point we ran out of shelves... My husband is supposed to cut more shelves for me and then I'll post and update!
NO MEN WERE INVOLVED IN THE BUILDING OR ORGANIZING OF THESE BOOKSHELVES.