Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jaxtastic Life Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge - April 25, 2015 – Donation/Pass-On Books

Today, we will look at what to do with your “donate” books and continue to sort your books. This is a 15-30 minutes max day.

Step 1 – Set your timer for 15-30 minutes (and only 30 minutes)
Stick to it.

Step 2 – Review Options for Donate/Pass-On Books
Books are a bit of a different “animal” when considering donations & passing them on. Here are some donation options for your consideration.

·       Book Swap with Friends/Family
·       Local Senior Center
·       Local library
·       Women’s Shelters
·       “Usual” Out of the Closet, Goodwill, etc
·       Books for Soldiers
·       Books Through Bars

Step 3 – Schedule Time to Donate/Pass-On
Actually schedule time to take the donate/pass-on activity you have selected. If you schedule it, odds are you will do it.


Step 1 – Review your Goal
What goal did you set yesterday? Read it, feel it, own it.

Step 2 – Go to Your Books Space
Use bins or just pieces of paper to mark the spaces as shown below.

Step 3 – Sort Through Items
  • Grab 1 item at a time.
  • Place items in their respective spaces.
  • Don't touch another item until you put it in a space.
  • Don’t do anything else, just sort.

Step 4 - STOP – When the Timer Goes Off
REALLY!!!! STOP!!!! I don’t care if you are in a groove. I don’t care if you are having fun. STOP!!!!

Step 5 – Classic/Autographed Items
Place them back from where you got them.

Step 6 – To Donate/Pass-On
Move to the holding space you created in week 1 when we looked at clothing/shoes clutter.

Step 7 – “To Schedule” Items
Place them back in their original space but separate from the “Classic/Autographed” and the unsorted books.

Step 8 - Reflect & Congratulate
Give yourself a pat on the back. You did it!!! Was this hard? Was this easy? Just reflect on how it all went.  Don’t make any of it good or bad. Just observe.

Tomorrow – Create a Reading Plan


Use the comments area to share your progress, thoughts, hopes, fears, etc. You never know what impact your words will have on someone else.

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