Crazy how time flies. We are in week 11 in our home organization overhaul. Wow! We are doing it! We are creating a home that is a blessing and refuge to our families. I am so proud of you!
For the remainder of the overhaul, we will be hitting specific areas in our homes. For example, yesterday was games. Today, is books. We all have these areas that if gone unchecked and overlooked they can take over and add frustration and chaos. We want all areas of our homes to be efficient and manageable. What I have found through this home organization overhaul is that I need much more than an overhaul. I feel like I need to simplify my life. Stuff weighs me down and really creates bondage in my time and finances. I despise that. I want to live free!
Books. My name is Kelly and I am a book hoarder. I really did not understand how bad I had become until I tried to get rid of some a couple months ago. I had them packed up and ready to send them off, and I just couldn’t. This drives me crazy! I have tried to talk myself into getting rid of books and tried the logical argument (digital/kindle books take less space) to no avail. So, now that you know maybe I can follow through. I can do this! Right?!!!
How you decide on which books to get rid of is really going to depend on you. (Obviously, I am of no help 🙂 as I cannot even accomplish this task). Some questions you may ask yourself…..
- Have I read it?
- How long has it been on my shelf without me using it?
- Is it fiction or is it a reference book?
- Can I get a cheap digital copy?
- Can I get it at the library?
- Am I really going to use it again?
I am going to take the plunge. I have a ton of fiction novels that I haven’t touched in years. I have not read a fiction book since 1999. Um, yeah. It is time to get rid of those! I am going to do it!
You can be a blessing to your local library, drop them off at the local thrift store, or a Christian school. Here is a link for some ideas to sell them. http://christianpf.com/how-to-sell-books-on-amazon-and-make-money/ This is a great finance site. If you scroll down into the comments there a lot of ideas of where people sell used books besides amazon.
Let’s get our books decluttered and reorganized and take back our bookshelves. Or better yet, get rid of the book shelf all together 😉
I hope you have a great day! Blessings to you!