Maria’s MiniOrganizing ChallengeDo you have an overload of books? Use this week’s challenge to get them under control.YOUR CHALLENGE:Donate 10 BooksIt’s generally so much easier for people to donate coffee cups and jeans they’re no longer wearing, versus giving up one of their books. Sometimes, it’s like asking a person to give up her first child. Why is this? First off, when you buy a book, especially a hard cover, it could be expensive. Second, when you actually put the effort into reading a book, it could turn out to be an important and meaningful part of your life. Third, some books you own could have nostalgic value…like a set of encyclopaedias your dad gave to you years ago.That all being said, there comes a point when some folks have way more books than available storage space. This is when it is time to begin being realistic about what you’re keeping. That all being said, your challenge this week is to part with 10 books:•Start with books you didn’t like. There is no way we are going to enjoy every single book we read. Getting rid of those we don’t love is a no-brainer. Trying to figure out which ones these are? It’s generally those titles you cannot remember anything about. In addition, from today on, rate all the books you read on a scale of 1 to 5…5 being great, 1 being not great. Donate anything that’s a 1, 2, or 3 immediately and save only the 4s and 5s. •Be discerning. If I had to count all the books I absolutely LOVED and would actually read again, it probably wouldn’t come out to more than a few dozen. The more discerning you are, the easier it will be to part with them.•Know you’re giving to a good cause: Most libraries and thrift stores would be thrilled to receive your donations. Someone else could be enjoying what is now just catching dust on your bookshelves.•Don’t keep accumulating more. Instead of buying books, borrow them from the library. You could always take it out on loan again if you’d like. Alternately, consider an eReader, which will result in zero book storage space needed. If you insist on regular books, donate (or give away to friends/family members) two for every new one you buy.
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