It's not easy to do, we'll keep the books we plan on reading again or we have a strong sentimental attachment to. Mac is keeping all of his P.G. Wodehouse, Fred Archer and Beverly Nichols books. I'm keeping all my Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Charles DeLint and Elizabeth Goudge books. But it's out the door and off to Goodwill for many of the rest. Hopefully they'll find new homes to be read again.
It was hard to let some of them go, we've been hauling them around for more that 40 years, but some of them haven't been opened in nearly that long. When you're looking information up, which we frequently do, you need up to date information and sadly that rules out the information in many of our books.
We have huge a car load that's going tomorrow to Goodwill and stacks more that will head out in the New Year.
It hasn't been easy, it hasn't been fun, but it was necessary. That leaves us with a 4 shelf bookcase (full) in the tv room, a 4 shelf bookcase (full) in the closet of our daughter's room and 2 three shelf bookcases (full) in my make a mess room, and 2 four shelf bookcases (in a state of disarray, their time is coming) in the computer room closet. Plus numerous stray books scattered around the house.
I plan on using the shelves in my make a mess room closet to store fabric, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, and other craft material. I'm tired of being unable to walk across the room in there because it's such a mess, I'm too old and clumsy to live with that way any more.
I guess the New Year brings on this clear-out mania. We dragged the Christmas tree out today, even though a cousin-in-law says I'm supposed to leave it till Epiphany when the 3 Wise Men come, but I told her that unless the Wise Men planned on carrying the tree off for me that the tree was out of here today.
|Forget the gold, frankincense and myrhh get the tree|