Friday, May 3, 2013

Sell? Donate? Keep?

I have been doing some major spring cleaning in the past few weeks.  I usually take an hour or so while Thomas has a nap and tackle one section of the house.  I did my bathroom and will be filming a new bathroom storage video soon.  Then I went through all of my clothes and put away the winter ones to make room for my spring/summer items.  I was shocked at how many items I could donate or throw away.  Feels like a weight is lifted every time I can get rid of things. 
I threw out a ton of old papers and notebooks, basically just junk, from my office next.  But, I am stumped about what to do with my books.  The picture above is just small portion of our library.  There are some books I want to keep to lend to friends or on the off-chance I will re-read them.  But some in this collection are books I didn't like or will never read again.  What do you do with your old books?  Keep forever?  Donate? Sell? 

2 comments:

  1. You could try taking them to the book store down town and see if you could get a few dollars to put toward new books you want to read. I am pretty sure the Boys and Girls Club does a garage sale every year, you could donate to that, or to another club that does something similar. Or maybe start a book swap club. :) Just a few options.

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  2. We take ours to a used book store they buy most of our our books by giving us a credit of 25% of the purchase price. Then we use the credit to purchase books from them for 50% of purchase price.
    If you find a good store this is a great deal for everyone.
    It took us a while to find a store that only has good quality books in excellent condition so you just have to research.
    If we have books our store can not use we donate them to a thrift store it helps the charity and passes on the enjoyment.
    Of course some books you will keep, they become a collection like my cook books :)
    A&G

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