An assortment of Professional Organizers weight in with their thoughts on the urge to purge.
I particularly liked the advise for organizing a library by Chris McKenry of Get it Together LA.
Purging: Some people would consider it a sacrilege to ever get rid of a book, but if you’ve decided it’s time to winnow, donate all books that don’t meet any of these three criteria: books you love, books you read regularly, books whose content can’t be found on the Internet.
Prevention: Librarian’s rules: No stacking or double shelving allowed. “Group your books into categories like fiction, nonfiction, and travel, so you can see what you have,” says Chris McKenry of Get It Together LA. And good news: “Regifting is perfectly acceptable with books.”
Click here to read all ten “Urge to Purge” tips.