That said, my four-year-old especially has her own standards about what makes a quality piece of children's literature, so we did end up keeping a number of books that I would have preferred to pass along to someone else.
I didn't actually count the children's books, but we had 69 non-children's books in our home, and we chose to keep 52 of those and pass along 17 of them to Goodwill, so we pared our collection down by about a quarter. I had culled a bunch of books within the last year already, so I was pretty amazed that we were able to declutter as many as we did.
When I began the process of tidying up our book collection, I had high hopes that we would be able to sell some used books to the nearby used bookstore in order to fund more Before Five in a Row books for our homeschool journey, but I quickly discovered that none of the books we wanted to discard were worth anything to anyone else. I wish I would have donated them to our local library for their used book sale, but that didn't occur to me until after they were gone.
Posts in this series:
- Tiny House KonMari
- Tiny House KonMari: Why Tidy?
- Tiny House KonMari: My Clothes
- Tiny House KonMari: The Morning After
- Tiny House KonMari: Closet Before and After
- Tiny House KonMari: My Shoes
- Tiny House KonMari: Kids' Clothes
- Tiny House KonMari: His Clothes
- Tiny House KonMari: Books