Why would I keep books I don’t even like? I threw that rule out the window years ago, but I still have more books I could donate or pass along to someone who might enjoy them. Why not even share some books I’ve enjoyed? Why only purge books I don’t like?
The part I dread is decluttering my daughter’s book collection. Not only does she have 37 million books in her room and play area, but I have 4 giant bins of books in the garage I have yet to pull out for her. Books from my old classroom, books I bought her before she was born (not highly recommended), books we received as gifts, books I plan to give her for every year of her life.
I think books are magical. Treasures. One of the best type of toys. But for Pete’s sake, we have a lot of books for this one small child. Still, it actually pains me to give any of her books away. So this challenge is one I need to take seriously even if I cry halfway through it. Besides, we also love and support our local library. Enough with the books!
Another book issue? My cookbooks. Too many. Yet so hard to part with. But maybe it is time. Help. I need some help.
Best of luck on this challenge! How do you organize books in your home? Do you keep most of your books or pass them on as soon as you’ve read them?