One of my favorite quotes...
"I don't lend people books. My library is full of books people lent to me."
There are so many places to donate or sell books that I considered what I really wanted to do. I listed a few on Amazon but I wanted to donate the rest. In this month of simplifying I don't want to be left with piles of books laying around while they all wait to sell. (One already sold though!)
I thought about doing a book exchange at a used bookstore but decided against it because I don't buy that many books anymore. Almost everything I read comes from the library and I like it that way. I don't feel guilty for not reading the book if I don't like it, and I don't have to store it forever. Books are expensive and I need to save my money for my Chipotle addiction.
So I brainstormed where I could donate the books, and decided to call the volunteer coordinator at the hospital. I want people to enjoy them without having to buy them and I thought it must be the perfect place. Fortunately they have a little library and glady accept donations. If you have some books to donate, you could also try Friends of the Library and of course Goodwill. Giving them away to others is always my first choice but not if I have to go around begging others to take them.
I love books but I've never dreamed of having a "library" like some people do.
These are the shelves in our living room. Sorry for the bad pictures taken with my phone.
|On either side of tv
I generally don't want to see my books unless I decorate with them. I got these book just because the colors match my decor for $1-2 each.
Well guys I know this isn't the most riveting blog content! It would be a lot more fun if I could come over to your house and help you throw out things too. I know that I would never consistently declutter for this many days in a row if it weren't for this blog. It's too easy to walk away when you are not accountable. I feel really happy with the outcome and may revisit the books another time to let go of more.
Total Tossed Jennifer: 44
23 Books to the hospital
6 Wedding Magazines
1 Preparing for Marriage Book
7 Books to local charity
1 box cd set to local charity
stack of magazines to local charity
Total Tossed Gustavo: 0
Total Number of Fights about Books: 1