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    Here's Everything You Need To Know About Getting Rid Of Your Books

    FYI, you probably shouldn't try to donate them to your local library.

    If you've watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you may or may not be having a small meltdown because of her advice to reduce your book collection.

    Marie Kondo: h- People With Too Many Books: I CANT BELIEVE YOURE FORCING ME TO BURN ALL OF MY BOOKS

    While Marie Kondo doesn't have any set rules as to how many books you should own, she personally keeps a 30-book collection. However, she doesn't necessarily expect you to do the same. In her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, she writes, "Keep only the books that will make you happy just to see them on the shelves, the ones that you really love.” Once you've followed her advice, you might be wondering what to do with all the books that you no long want.

    So, here are a few tips for getting rid of books that no longer spark joy:

    1. Don't assume that you can donate books to your local library.

    2. Prison libraries, however, are often in need of new or gently used books.

    3. Send children's books, young adult books, and textbooks to kids in need.

    4. Or mail them to soldiers, veterans, and military families.

    5. Sell the books online or at indie bookstores.

    6. Give your books to friends and family.

    7. Share the books with your local community.

    8. Remember that most charitable organizations won't want outdated textbooks or books that show a lot of wear and tear.

    9. Try upcycling any books that are way too out of shape to donate.

    10. And recycle them if there's really no other use for them.

    Happy tidying!