Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 22: Back to the Books and Movies

We visited our movie/book stash early on in the challenge, but it’s time to go back!  Challenge Day 22 asks us to find 10 more books and/or movies that we can stand to part with.  This is hard, y’all!!

Most people know by now that I have a really hard time letting go of books and movies.  Most especially, the books!  When it comes right down to it, it’s all about priorities.  Do I want to sit in the house with plenty of books to read and movies to watch?  Or do I want to have more time and money to travel with my family and make memories?  I will take my family, thank you very much!

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 22: Back to the Books and Movies

To Do:

  • Go through book shelves, drawers, and cabinets and find any and all books.  Put them in one central location.
  • Do the same with all movies.
  • Sort through the books and movies and find at least 10 to give away or sell.
  • Make a list of any you might like to reread or watch and plan on borrowing from a friend/family member or the library.

Organizational Tips:

  • Copy DVDs to an external hard drive so that you can watch them without so much clutter.
  • Buy or borrow digital books and save buying hard copies only for special books or occasions.
  • Designate an area just for movies and an area just for books–create a media shelf or closet if possible.
  • Use books as decorations.
  • Use a pull-out drawer, trundle (minus the mattress), or suitcase to store movies and/or books under the bed.
  • Use baskets or crates to store books/movies in the open.
  • Put books and movies out for guests if you have a guest room.
  • Check out my Organize Me board on Pinterest for more organizing ideas.

As much as I would love to keep every book and movie that comes through these doors, it’s just not feasible.  Even though I dream about having “hidden” bookshelf doors in my house, I don’t think it’s going to happen.  And as much as I adore reading books and watching movies, I adore the idea of living a clutter-free life so much more!

Do you love books?  Do you collect movies?  Do you have too many?  Join the Clear the Clutter Challenge and take back  your space!

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 22: Back to the Books and Movies