I had this great idea this week as I was cleaning the junk out of my family room. First of all where am I going to put all my books, you know the books I never read but keep around just in case I want them. That’s when I had my bright idea….. SIMPLIFY ... DONATE... why not trade them in at Half Price Books. I’ll get a few dollars and use that money to purchase some of the books on my first grade wish list.
So that is exactly what I did. I went through all my books and decided if I REALLY needed them or if I could let them go. I decided to keep my cookbook collection because I do still cook after all. But after that I was stacking up books to take to the store.
I filled up the back of my car with several bags of books. I went into the process with low expectations. I figured about 25 cents a book. Then I talked to a friend and she thought maybe $1 a book. Wow that would be awesome, I am looking for lots of books for my classroom. Well, I was right, it came to about 25 cents a book. I received $8 dollars for all my books and I purchased $80 worth of books for my classroom. Hmmm….I guess I better find more books next time if I am going to spend money too.