Whether the textbooks belong to you or your adult children, when was the last time anyone looked at these books? I know, textbooks have always been ridiculously expensive and that is one reason we hold onto them … they were an investment in our future.
However, once a course is done, we may never refer to the book again. We keep it because when it sits on our shelf, we feel that it says something about our education … even if we say nothing about it.
Unless you are in your twenties and you use the books for reference, (or you wrote the textbook), then all those books say about you is that you haven’t cleared off your shelves.
If this task doesn’t apply to you: Eliminate one-to-three books on any topic that you know you’ll never read or refer to again.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.