Breaking Down the How Process
- Gather all of your books in one place. I chose to do mine by upper level and lower level of my home for convenience sake. Simply looking at the books while they are on their shelves will not work. All have to be gathered and placed in one area together.
- Hold each book – try to avoid opening and looking through them as this can be a real time zapper. If the book does not spark joy, put it in a box or pile to discard.
- If you bought the book years ago and have not read it, chances are you never will and it can be donated or discarded.
- Avoid the temptation to go back through the books you’ve decided to remove from your home. I started to do this and found my donate pile dwindling and this is what originally caused the problem I was now trying to conquer – too many books – so I stopped immediately and returned all of the books back to the donate pile.
Next – the Why