The How and Why of Decluttering :: Books
Welcome Life Changers to Week 4 in my decluttering series. This week join me and the ladies below as we discuss how we are tackling the clutter of books as we try to not only organize our homes but organize our lives.
A Journey to Sparking Joy:
From as young of an age as I can remember I have loved books. The feel of them in my hand, touching each page, unlocking the mystery, laughter, comfort and knowledge that each one held within its pages became something I looked forward to experiencing as often as possible. Books could provide the answer to almost anything I wanted to know.
Both of my parents were avid readers and in our living room there were built in bookshelves filled with books – many that I read, and in my father’s man cave there was a huge wall of bookshelves. At a point after I was grown and my mother passed away my father accumulated even more books until they were stacked knee high on the floor in said man cave….there were books everywhere spilling out from the shelves and tables. I think, for him, they became a way to occupy his time and provide him with some comfort after loosing my mother in an accident.
Books can be a substitute and can fill a void and we can become, in an eclectic way, attached to them.
So now, let’s move on to the How as we dwindle our collection and purge our books.