Okay ladies, let’s be honest here. How many cookbooks do we really need? Do they breed in the night or what? This is what I want to know because it seems I just went through my cookbooks and yet somehow today it was necessary to purge some more. I managed to purge 7 in fact! How did I know it was necessary? Well I have very scientific cookbook criteria don’t ya know :)
You know it’s time to de-clutter your cookbooks when:
1. you can no longer store them all in one location
2. your shelf is sagging from the weight of them all
3. you haven’t used one in over a year
4. you only use one or two recipes from a single cookbook
5. the dream you were hoping they would fulfill just hasn’t come true
6. you fill in the blank
Mine all fell under criteria #3. Here they are on their way out the door to the thrift store.
Yes I know those are perfectly good cookbooks but truthfully it’s a waste for them to sit on my shelf neglected when someone else can be enjoying them. Since starting Menu Plan Monday I use the internet for most of my recipes now so my cookbooks have been ignored for far too long. They just don’t deserve that abuse.
I let them go, can you?
I want to hear numbers, lots and lots of numbers. Leave a comment with the number of cookbooks you’ve released and at the end of the day (Friday night) we’re going to total them up and rejoice. Oh yes we are.
You can do this.
Do it for the cookbook.
Updated: Need more motivation? Check out this post over at Unclutterer ~ It’s a Cookbook!