Friday, December 5, 2014
The Magic of Decluttering
After clothes, she recommends tackling books. Again you are supposed to put all of your books in your entire house in one place. That wasn't going to happen for me. I live in a multi-level house with bookcases in every room. So I first weeded out all the books in each bookcase to make the book collections more manageable. Next I'm going to take a photo of each bookshelf so I can study what's left and decide if I need two books on the same topic when one will do nicely. To my surprise, I had two copies of some books as it was -- one I purchased for myself and then another was gifted to me. I had planned to pass on the extra copy but never did, so those extra copies have now found a new home.
After finishing with books, we tackle papers, then miscellaneous (gadgets, kitchen tools, etc., etc. -- this category sounds much too broad to me, and one that will need to be tackled room by room!), and lastly sentimental objects. So this weekend, once I finish with photographing the bookcases and getting rid of the extra books, I hope to start in with papers. However, I have a busy weekend coming up -- a special Christmas luncheon tomorrow, gifts to finish making, gifts to wrap and prepare for long distance mailing, and cards to address. I love Christmas and all these busy little tasks that go with it!
Ash and Lys were home for a few days over Thanksgiving. We put up the Christmas tree and decorated the tree and most of the house. I still need to decorate my family room mantle this weekend and then it will be all set! Merry Christmas!