Task 5 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

The Organised Housewife Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday from February.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here).

Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52

View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here


Decluttering Header Task 5

Books and Bookshelves

Do you have a excessive collection of books… cookbooks, fiction, how to’s or resources from high school/uni.  A few years ago I gave our collection a really good clean out and it was amazing the types of books I came across.  Resource books from TAFE that helped me to learn how to use WordPerfect (not sure if you remember that program, not sure if it still exists) but I didn’t need to keep it. A lot of the books from school, TAFE and hubby’s books from Uni were no longer relevant.  We donated them just in case they interested somebody else.

Todays task is to:

  • go through all your book collection
  • Keep the ones you can’t part with
  • Put the other books in your donations box or put aside to sell
  • Place books back into bookshelf, see below for design ideas

I have quite a few cookbooks, I really need to purge some of these

{The Organised Housewife} Cookbooks


Book Shelf Inspiration

neatly piled books in a shelf at the end of the kitchen bench  |  Tara Seawright


Rain Gutters will keep the books from falling off the shelf


I like how these books are staggered against the ornaments  |  the glitter guide


Give a boring old bookshelf a coat of paint and line the backing with some decorative paper/fabric  |  A Little Glass Box


Fill an old chimney with shelves and books  |  The Yvestown Blog


A great guide on how to style a bookcase, I love what Simone has done with her books, all grouped by colour  |  Honey and Fizz


What type of books will you be purging in this challenge?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52

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 Please join the Declutter Challenge, I truly hope that together we can make a difference in your home


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