My New Book Club: Easy and Cheap

by Cindy Jobs, Organizing to Simplify
May 9, 2013

BookI love books and I love to read, but until recently I’d never participated in a book club. There were a few road blocks for me:

  1. Generally the meeting times didn’t fit my busy schedule;
  2. Most of the books didn’t pique my interest; and,
  3. The big one . . . BOOKS ARE EXPENSIVE!

Well, I just joined a new book club and am very excited about how all of my former reservations have been resolved:

  1. We are a virtual club, so I can “meet” in my bathrobe if I so choose.
  2. We only select books that are relevant to my industry of Professional Organizing.
  3. And the best part is that so far I’ve not had to spend a ton of money on books. The last three books I needed were available to purchase online via from Goodwill Industries affiliates across the country. Most of them were under $2 plus shipping and handling.

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to browse bookstores. When I need a book, I go right to Amazon and purchase it there. I used to purchase everything new, but because of my recent positive experiences buying used books through Goodwill affiliates (generally very highly-rated sellers), that’s my new method of choice. Boy, has that saved me a ton of money!

Here’s my book-buying tip:  When you need to buy a book, go ahead check to see if it is being sold used on Amazon by a Goodwill affiliate. Seattle Goodwill’s Amazon storefront has over 30,000 items for sale!  In addition to getting a great bargain, you will be doing a great deal of good by purchasing from an organization that provides free job training and education to those in need in our communities.

Looking for something other than books? You can also conveniently shop Seattle Goodwill online at their Shop Online page, which pulls items for sale from both their eBay storefront and


Cindy Jobs is a Professional Organizer and owner of Organizing to Simplify.

Want to schedule a free in-home consultation with Cindy? Email her at or calling (206) 707-3458.

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