Day 13: Declutter Books or Media

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Today's Assignment

Today we use our 20 minutes and take a scalpel to any collection that's turning into clutter - books, CD's, DVD's, you name it.

In addition, I've added a special feature to this day, a shout out to help me declutter my old record collection, which is/was my pride and joy. Completely intact since around 1990, this 400 record collection covers all of my musical passions from the 80's mainly. There's a lot of Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Squeeze, but it also veers into Duran Duran, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

If you can give what has become clutter for me a good home and turn it back into a living collection, please submit below!

Quotes of the Day

I let go of a wedding dress! Whew! What a thrill it to mentally say "goodbye" ! :)

- paperkite03

It seems that my problem with stuff is less of letting it go and more of loathing the placing of perfectly good items into the trash. Before I just cart everything to Goodwill, I'm giving my network first crack. I've identified over 300 books I'm willing to part ways with, with a goal of reducing my library by 125 books. I've also posted photos and descriptions of other items I don't use and don't need. I haven't set a numeric goal on that one, but I'm up to 17 items or matching pairs of items offered.

- Cordelya

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.