I've mentioned before that our house is tiny, and has virtually no closets. That has been a big challenge in so many ways, especially now that we've added Wendy's stuff to the mix. We've been trying to weed through our stuff and declutter since we moved here a year and a half ago.
I'm all for decluttering, simplifying, and getting rid of things. But I haven't wanted to tackle my books. I'm an avid reader. An addicted reader. An all-the-time reader. In the course of my reading, there have been several books that I've loved and have wanted to read over and over. And so my copies of those books were all kept on
However, it recently came to my attention that those books are taking up a lot of room. I also realized that the grocery store I go to at least once a week is right across the street from the library. I have a library card (although I also have a big fine for that book I can't find - anyone seen it??) and I know how to use it. Most of the books wanted to keep and read over and over are ones the library carries. So why keep these books here? Why not let the library do the storage for me?
I will admit, there are some books I kept. My Harry Potter books, my Diana Gabaldon books, and my Sara Donati books. My copy of David Copperfield from the AP English class I took during my senior year of high school. I think I'll keep the Elizabeth George books (Inspector Lynley). I will also keep quite a few books for Wendy.
But decluttering my personal library? Works for me. Head over to Rocks in my Dryer for more helpful tips!