Friday, March 25, 2022

Book Declutter - yes or no?

 Did I do it? Have I managed to declutter some books? 

(This is where, if my blog had sounds, there would be a drum roll). 

Yes...some...sort of.

I'm quite pleased with what I've managed. 

To say that I have a lot of books is an understatement. I love books. I have a Kindle, but it's not quite the same thing (not to mention I accidentally stepped on it the other day as it was beside my chair and I cracked the screen - sigh). I enjoy holding a real book in my hands. I like thumbing over the pages. I like bookmarks too - funny ones, inspiring ones, ones I bought at places I've been too. 

BUT enough is enough. I am determined to get rid of some. I managed to get rid of 32 yesterday and over 20 today! I am going to call that a win. These are ones sort-of easily parted with. I have a few series ones that I am going to list on Ebay for a while. If they don't sell I shall be letting them go. I have contacted the local community centre to see if they are accepting books. If they don't they are going to the charity shop along with a few other bits I've decluttered from around the house. I'm also going to check what books on my shelves I do have on my Kindle. If I have duplicates I am letting the 'real' ones go. I tend to buy books on Kindle when they have a deal on them so I probably have duplicates on my bookshelves. 

I want to at least go through the books once before tackling the craft room which will be a project in itself!

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Smiling because it does actually feel good to just let them go!

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It has been raining for days on end. There was a brief moment this afternoon when the sun came through. Then it started raining it has changed over to snow. Sigh. I think Mother Nature has forgotten that it's supposed to be Spring. I know that the saying is 'in like a lion, out like a lamb' but I think it's been mixed up lol.


  1. Well done on all the book decluttering! Books are some of the hardest stuff to get rid of!

    1. They are for me. They provide me escapism and comfort when I'm feeling down. Reading reminds me of mum too. Letting go of some books make me feel as though I'm letting a little bit of myself go.

  2. I find that once the books are out of the house i v rarely miss them. Its the parting that seems the hardest. Btw... i enjoy reading your blog

    1. Thank you - I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog.
      I'm hoping that's the case. I haven't read some of them for so long, will I really miss them? It is letting go that is the hardest.

  3. Oh, poor Kindle!
    I hate decluttering books but sometimes we just HAVE to , don't we?

  4. I gave away over 100 novels last year. It cleared a huge space and they went to a really good home so we were all winners. I still have loads of craft/cookery gardening etc kind of books but no longer hang on to the chick lit that I like to read. It really is the letting go that is the difficult part.

  5. I'm the same as Everydaythings and find that I rarely miss any of the books I've let go. Quite the opposite in fact, and I couldn't even begin to remember the majority of them.

  6. It sounds like a win to me! Most of my stuff is on Kindle now, or rather, the app on my phone. I still like paper for some things. Sending all good vibes. x


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