Decluttering books

Decluttering books

Okay, I love books. I’m addicted to books.
I have lots of books,and a while ago I picked out a bunch to sell/give away. So I take down these boxes today, thinking “hmm...maybe I should take them to the used book store or goodwill” and guess what. I opened them. Big mistake. I’m left having book-memories. It’s like, “Why did I want to get rid of THIS book?”

So how do you declutter books you don’t really ever think about? There are some books I’m definitely not parting with (and they weren't in the boxes to begin with), but a lot of them... it doesn’t really matter to me UNTIL the moment comes to actually let them leave my hands.

I could pretty easily end up with a huge home library if I’m not careful, but I’m trying to convince myself to become a public library girl. Borrow books and GIVE THEM BACK. Less clutter that way. It’s another tip in “Married to the Military” too, because books are heavy and with a lot of moving around, you should only really keep the ones you LOVE.

So any tips? Does anyone here know how to get rid of books without feeling guilty?
Hello…

Hello…

“Puff the Magic Dragon”

“Puff the Magic Dragon”

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