In Praise of E-Readers

In many ways, I am very tech-savvy, but in other ways, I’m an old-fashioned girl.

So when e-readers came out a few years ago, I was not the least bit interested.  I love books.  I love the look of them and the feel of them.   I love bookstores and libraries.  The idea of reading a book on a skinny, slick device did not appeal to me.

But over time, I found that I was not reading that much, even though I have a shelf full of books I want to read.  I travel to my clients on buses and subways, and books are heavy.  So I was not taking advantage of what would have been ideal reading time for me.

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Book ‘Em, Danno

When I suggest to my clients that we review their bookshelves and see if they can let any books go, they usually look at me in a panic and say, “But I LOVE my books!”

Books are just like any collection: a bunch of individual items that are viewed as an entity but are actually quite diverse in terms of their usefulness or emotional value.

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Charities That Will Pick Up Your Stuff

When I work with clients who want to shed their unwanted possessions, they are delighted at the idea of donating their stuff to charity.  They are less enthusiastic, however, at the idea of having to shlep their stuff to make that happen.

That’s why I’m always delighted to learn of charities that will come to your home to pick up your donatable items.  Here are two that I’ve recently learned about.

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