Nowadays, people have very less social schedules to almost no social schedules at all due to the ongoing pandemic. In this time, people obviously would want to divert their mind from all the stay at home messages. Due to this situation, mini-libraries can bury your head into some good books. But wait a minute, do you think you are going to read every book that you have piled up at your bookshelf? Most probably, the answer is no. So you need to rearrange your library and check out the books you want to keep with yourself.
Piling up of extra books
It is the right time to declutter your bookshelf and rearrange them for your good. By rearranging, it does not mean that you have to give away your favorite book from your favorite author. You can consider other options, such as look for books that you never read often. You can reconsider going for the novel you bought at some book fair and never read it. You may also choose to give away the books that you think are one-time reads and do not wish to spend your time rereading them. All such books are just piling up at your place for no good reason.
The easiest chore to do
While staying at your home, it is the easiest task that you can do. There is no need to do a thorough cleaning and dusting in this task. All you need to do is to check for the books that you own. Make two sets out of them. One set for the books that you want to own and the other for the books that you do not wish to keep on with you forever. Of course, you need that extra space in your home, either to deck it up with new books or to decorate the place with some indoor plants!
The Little Free Library
As you already know, most of the things are closed now at this time of the pandemic. But fortunately, there are still some services that are open and accessible to you for all the good reasons. One of those open things includes the Little Free Library. With the help of these community run book boxes, you can quickly come across a new book amidst these tough times. You can drop off books you do not wish to have and take the new ones for exchange with the help of Little Free Library. The advantage is that you will come across new books without coming into contact with any other human being. There are many such community book boxes in operation around you. You may find one of them closer to your place than you had expected it to be.
The uses of Little Free Library
You can use it to donate some of your books to other readers in your community. You may take a walk and check if the Little Free Library around your place is still open. Some of them are temporarily closed because of safety concerns or are used in other alternative ways. Some of them are now used to collect and share other items during the pandemic, like non-perishable household goods. So if the Little Free Library is still open in your area, here are the tips for using it wisely:
- Try not to add more than five books, as you will not wish to load the box only with your stuff.
- Do not add something of such kind that you will not proudly give to someone in person. It may include the book in bad quality, such as with torn pages and with ripped-off covers and stains.
- Do not take away more than half of the number of books you donated.
- Arrange the shelves before leaving.
- As in the times of a pandemic, wash your hand before and after you are done.