|All my books piled up in the living room.|
|Discarded books ready for their new life.|
Since I was on such a roll with my books, I decided to move on to the children's books. As with clothes for Willy, I have horded children's books from all over and hid them in Willy's closet. I had hidden away three large boxes of children's books! Most of the books were from my two older children and from friends that moved. Some of the books were even from my husband's childhood! I pulled out all the boxes, and dragged them downstairs. I cleaned out the children's books from the toy shelf in the great room. It was interesting to see all the children's books that I had collected. Just like with my own books, there were duplicate titles-what child really needs three copies of "Snowmen at Christmas"? There were also books that were so well loved that they were falling apart beyond repair. After touching each and every children's book I was able to discard 72 titles!
In all I carried four good sized boxes out to my van. I then drove them to our library to donate for their book sale fundraiser. Decluttering tally thus far, 12 trash bags and four boxes. Not too shabby!