Minimalism Video Tutorial: The books I love but never read

A few years ago I got rid of my only bookshelf after realizing that I never re-read books, and I only have about a dozen books that I could justify keeping. Always digging deeper to open up more space, I turned to my already very small book collection. In this video I share the books that didn't make the cut this time around. I am still an avid reader, I just read everything on a Kindle! Many of you are still "book people," so this isn't so much a pitch to go digital as it is to focus on the books you hold dear and to let go of the rest. Watch the video below. Click here to watch the entire minimalism series!

How Marie Kondo organizes a bookshelf (I did it and it works)

Last week I spent two days with a client sorting her books using author Marie Kondo's super strict, but feelings-based method. Her video here explains the steps.

We followed the method in a way that would have make Kondo proud - and it worked (minus the team of assistants)!

My client was able to unload 8 boxes of books to Books for America in DC.



After having gone through this experience, which was the most dramatic book purge I've been a part of, I can't stress enough the importance of taking every single book off the shelf. It's a bold move and it's easy to make excuses not to do it, but it helps you to think clearly and thoroughly.

Think you're up for the Kondo book purge?  How many boxes of books do you think you can fill? Share comments below!

119 CircleOffice Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper. She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking. Reach her at 202.262.1207 and Watch video lessons on office organizing here. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter & receive your free list of 100 Ways to Organize Your Office at