Do you take time to reflect on your possessions? Here are some questions to ask yourself when you are looking at your book collection. I love to read. I make time for reading every day. Sometimes I read on my phone or my Kindle Fire, but mostly I ready books from my local library. I’ll rarely buy a book unless I know I’ll love it.
Many of my clients share my love of reading. I think perhaps the books multiple when we aren’t looking. Books are often in every room of the home. It’s my job to help my clients sort through their books. Here is a list of possible questions that I’ll ask my clients to help them make choices about their book collections:
- Do you take the time to read?
- Do you ever reread books?
- Do you loan your books to other people?
- Do you prefer to buy your books or borrow them?
- Do you read digitally or physical books?
- Do some of them have special, sentimental value?
- Do you save your books to see how many you have read?
- Could you find this book again if you got rid of it?
- Could you find the information in this book any where else?
- Is this book part of a collection?
- Do you like the aesthetics of a full bookshelf?
Perhaps you could ask yourself some of these questions when making decisions about which books to keep. The more you think about your books, your book buying habits and your emotional attachment to them you can make a better decision when deciding what to keep and what to let go of. Happy organizing!