Minimalist Challenge : Day 2

  1. Bathroom drawers and cabinets
  2. Books

I want to have read every book I own. My rule for today was, if I don’t really want to read it, let it go. And if I keep it and haven’t read it, I have to read it, and soon (time to get on Les Miserables).

Read more about how I feel about minimal living and also find the 30 Day Challenge list.

Before and after.

All the magazines are in the recycle bin and now only the books I really enjoyed or the books I really want to read are siting on my shelf (along with a few seasons of The Office). Did anybody else love Nancy Drew mysteries as a kid? I have a collection of those that are on their way out the door.

Books have always been a point of exception in my family. For some reason books can stick around. Books are always the things that don’t get cleaned out. So it was extra therapeutic to get ride of a pretty substantial pile of them. Out. Out. Out. Also, a lot of these were hidden in the spare room, but now that I only own the ones I love and the others are out of the way, I can have those favorites out on the shelf.

Also, while we’re at it, can I say a quick thing about how great Kindles are? I mean, so, so many books in your hand at all times. You can read whatever genre you feel like at any time. And it fits in your back pocket. All that in your pocket! Not to mention the battery lasts forever. Seriously, weeks at a time. The minimalist-lover-of-books dream come true. And I know what everyone says, and I did think I would miss the turning of pages, but I really don’t. All the benefits far outweigh the lack of turning pages. In fact, reading in bed and getting comfortable to read for long periods of time is not even an issue anymore.

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions and photos are my own. 


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