How to Get Rid of Books

How to Get Rid of Books

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I know, I know – the cardinal sin. But sometimes you have books you don’t need. What about assigned reading you don’t need? All the different editions of Hamlet I had to buy sophomore year? What if the last book in the series is terrible and you want to get rid of all of them out of spite? Here’s some guidance for doing the impossible.     Give Them to Friends   Image via Stock Free Images Sure, they might say “these are too heavy” and “why are you making me take all these”, but they’ll be glad you did …

Marie Kondo’s 6 Rules of Tidying May Not Be for Bookworms

Marie Kondo’s 6 Rules of Tidying May Not Be for Bookworms

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Marie Kondo has taken Netflix by storm with her rules about tying and de-cluttering your home. People are excited to share their newly cleaned homes for the new year, making their spring cleaning more like a winter cleaning this year.   Her 6 rules of tidying:   1.    Commit yourself to tidying up.     2.    Imagine your ideal lifestyle.     3.    Discard first.     4.    Tidy by category, not by location.     5.    Follow the right order: clothes, books, paper, miscellaneous items and sentimental items.     6.    Ask yourself if it sparks joy. Via …