The Joy of Unhauls

Hello friends,

I am a person that loves to get rid of unwanted things. Whether it’s old clothing, random junk, or books, I always find some joy in getting rid of things. I know a lot of people aren’t like this and that is totally fine. Today, however, I’m going to talk about why I love unhauling books.

I recently went through my bookshelves and picked out a fairly large stack of books I wanted to get rid of. I ended up finding about 20 books that I didn’t need anymore. I know this is going to be hard for some of you, because I know a lot of book lovers can’t get rid of books, but these were books that I didn’t need to keep.

How did I choose these books?

There are a few criteria I go through when deciding which books to keep and which to get rid of. They aren’t fancy or special in any way, they are just how I know if I need to keep a book or not.

The first thing I think about is if I enjoyed the book. I feel like this one is a bit of a given. A lot of people have an easier time getting rid of books than others, but I like to keep in mind that the books I want to keep are the ones I really enjoyed.

How I Feel about Unhauling

I really enjoy unhauling. To me it’s about making space for the books I really love. It’s something that is important to me because my time and space should go to the things I really love. I also think about the fact that someone will find one of these books and love it more than I did.

I know not everyone enjoys unhauling books. Some people like to own a copy of every book they read, and some people don’t own very many books at all. All options are valid! I love unhauling books for the space it gives me and the mental relief of really loving the books I have.

Do you enjoy unhauling books or do you keep all the books you’ve read?

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One thought on “The Joy of Unhauls

  1. Kylie A.

    I have felt the satisfaction of making room on my shelve for new reads and getting rid of unwanted or untouched reads… which is often my criteria for getting rid of books. As an avid book lover and one you can easily find new reads to add to, unfailing is one of those continuous processes, but I’ve gotten good at keeping only the books that I’ve enjoyed having on my shelf.


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