My bookshelves were stuffed to bursting and there was no room for new treasures so yesterday began the great book purge of 2011.
I knew I could part with quite a lot of titles as I haven’t really decluttered the shelves in years. In that time my faith has grown and matured, I’ve come to know exactly the type of homeschool books I know that we will use, and in general I’ve just become a lot pickier about what I want my family to read.
So books were tossed out left, right and center.
I’ve also reorganised the shelf categories now that I know how much space each topic really needs. In addition to all of this shelf shuffling and book tossing there was major dusting action (and a lot of sneezing and wheezing!).
I’ve been working on the great book purge for two days now (I also ironed 2/3 of my ironing pile over these two days…I’m on a real roll at present!) but yet I’m only half way through.
I’m hoping to be finished this task by the coming weekend but that could be a little optimistic. Once I get started on this task I need good chunks of uninterrupted time and I need to be in a ruthless mood, remembering that “might be useful” is my enemy.
Then I have to move the unwanted books out of my house! This is going to be no small task!
And now, even at the half way mark, my shelves are looking delightfully empty and that can only mean one thing…
I need to go book shopping!! 🙂