It’s Day 29 – time to tackle your BOOKS! To be perfectly honest, this was a task that I imagined was going to much harder than it was. I read a LOT, and become way too sentimental about books that I have loved. I end up lending them to everyone I know, before housing them lovingly in our big library unit. The problem is that I very seldom re-read books, which means that I have every book every written by my favourite authors gathering dust on the shelf!
For me, this was more a process of elimination. I read the title of every book I own, and removed those that I was never going to re-read or lend to friends. I decided that I would far rather they be in the hands of new readers who could enjoy them, instead of taking up space in my home. I also felt that this was a way I could support a local charity that is close to my heart – they hold book sales every month to raise funds, and I knew that my rather substantial donation would be appreciated.
The upside was that I cleared three massive shelves in our library unit – which meant that it wasn’t packed to the hilt. It also meant that I could add more decorative and sentimental items to those shelves, to visually break up the solid wall of books.
I ended up taking over 150 books to a very grateful charity – a win win situation for everyone involved!
Also be sure to visit my “Simpler Book Storage” Pinterest page for a few ideas on how to store and display your books.