Challenge Accepted – Declutter My Books Edition

Recently I borrowed a few books from the library. This was the first time I had done this in years, and I honestly don’t know why. I take my daughter to the library to borrow books and puzzles often, but I never look for myself. I feel like I had gotten stuck on the idea of physically owning books, and having a large collection of books throughout my home. And over the last few weeks I have been thinking more and more about how silly that is. Specially with so many awesome titles available to borrow from the local library, like these three that I picked up this week!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love buying books! I love owning them, and having them displayed all beautifully. Loaning them out to friends and family so we can discuss them all at length. But I can’t feel that way about every single book I own, can I? The more I thought about it the more I realised that I definitely don’t feel that way about them all. It is almost as if I am keeping certain books just to fill the space. So I have decided to change that!

Over the next few weeks I am going to set myself a challenge. To majorly declutter my shelves of everything I have read and will never pick up again. To get rid of all the books on my TBR that I don’t actually see myself reading in the future, and to organize the rest in a more efficient way. And I am hoping to document this challenge to share with you all!

Now of course there are some exceptions. Such as books I will probably never read again but I want to save for my daughter to read as she grows up. Special editions and beautiful covers. Signed copies and Owl Crate books. But those only make up a small part of my overall collection, and I will be able to display them all a lot better without all the extra shelf fillers. And make more room for new books that I really love!

I honestly don’t know how long this will take me, as everything takes so much longer with a toddler around, but I will do my best to keep you updated. Now the real question is… anyone else out there want to take on this challenge with me?

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  1. Challenge Update - Decluttering my books! | Book & Bloom

    June 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    […] I set myself a challenge, to declutter my books! You can read all about how I came to this decision here. I got started on this challenge last week, so I thought it was time for an […]

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