I unhauled books!

I finally did it. I unhauled some books from my shelves and donated them.

I’ve been putting off doing this for a while because I am such a book hoarder. I just want to keep all my books. However, I have been running out of shelf space for a while now and my mom has been nagging me about the amount of books I own and the fact that I keep getting book mail. So it was about time I did it.

At first I thought I would be sad after I did it, but I actually feel quite happy and relieved. I’m actually smiling while I’m writing this. Once I started picking books to unhaul, it was so easy to pick more and it felt so good to declutter my shelves.

In total, I unhauled approximately 32 books. I picked books that I know I probably wouldn’t refer back to in the future. What I mean by that is I probably won’t use these books in bookstagram photos, talk about them in my blog, reread them, or reminisce with them. Just because I unhauled a book doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it, it just means that I don’t have a use for them anymore.


All the books I unhauled


Have you ever unhauled books? Tell me about it in the comments! 


16 thoughts on “I unhauled books!

  1. Carly Cooper says:

    I definitely haven’t unhauled in a while, as I’ve been excessively borrowing books from my library. But I do find it hard, the idea of money wasted usually irritates me. 32 books is a great deal! Good for you 🙂

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  2. erica's bookshelves says:

    I’m really bad at unhauling books, I probably have a lot that I should get rid of but everytime I think about it I always say to myself “but what if I want to read this later”(even though its been sitting unread on my shelf for 5 years and I can no longer even remember what it’s about hahah)

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  3. nicolinesimone says:

    I have never unhauled books… I feel too attached to them but then again my book collection is growing and my shelf space shrinking so I may have to unhaul some books. But it seems you have had a good experience with it so maybe it is not so bad. 😉

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  4. TheAliceFan says:

    I’m a book hoarder too, but it’s more because they are quite pricey here. One book can cost me 8 meals (seriously) 😦 .

    Anyways, you did a great job! I don’t see myself doing this anytime soon, but it’s nice seeing somebody capable of doing this noble deed.


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