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Thread: Any tips for decluttering book and magazine stash???

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    Super Member donnaree59's Avatar
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    I have finally gotten rid of some of mine. Gave them away to people who wanted them... Then turned around and would find a great deal on ebay and order again. I don't think there is much hope for me.

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    You could scan the articles you want and keep on a CD, then donate to a quilt group or as I do a church run thrift shop that helps the poor. I tied to donate some embrodiery books to a guild but they no longer had their library, same with a quilt club. I finally told both of them to sell them amongst themselves and use the proceeds to pay for a class for the group, they liked that idea. Get one of those hand held scanners might be easier than the scanner/printer machines. Take care.

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    Thanks, ladies. I never thought of a scanner! Am off to research that option.

    My small quilt guild does not have a library or librarian, and they do not have any space that could be used as a library. They are asking for someone to start a library, and I would love to volunteer both my stuff and my services, but there's no way I could cart books and magazines back and forth to guild meetings. No SUV here! (Not to mention my bad back, knees, etc.)

    I think ultimately I will try to sell the magazine collections (usually a couple of year's worth in their own special 3-ring binders) as collections, and give away the stack of miscellaneous mags.

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    alot of people cut out the patterns they want and put them in the plastic page covers and keep them in a binder.
    Then the books that are still good can be sold , donated. For example quilt guilds, senior citizens that are on limited income. In san diego at the quilt club you could put them on a table on the way in and those who wanted to could pick what they wanted.

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