One of my tasks this week is to reduce our book and DVD collection. We reduced our book collection a lot a few years back, but slowly over time it’s increased again.
Sorting out Mum’s house has reawakened my thoughts on minimalism and waste. It’s not like I’m ever going to be a full on minimalist – I still like to buy things now and again – I come at it more from a live frugally, live simply, waste less point of view.
What I would like to do though, is decrease my spur of the moment purchases. I make conscious spending decisions on most things (especially clothing), just not everything!
Book and DVD buying is a particular downfall of mine. I buy them online when I could easily use the library, or our film rental service.
With all that in mind I’ve de-cluttered our bookshelves, only keeping our favourites.
To finish reading before donating………I have 6 unfinished books on the go!
- Books 57 (includes 14 Home Design not shown)
- DVD Box Sets 10
- DVD Films 16
Now to see if I can avoid book buying for the rest of 2013!