This week's challenge was all about books - general books for pleasure reading, phone books, cook books, note books, visual/picture books, magazines, reference books, dictionaries (does anyone even have one of these laying around?!), children's books, and textbooks. Basically anything that is bound. Out of all of the weekly challenges, I knew this week would be relatively easy. We have a couple of girls in town who have started a non-profit, Books and a Blanket, so we regularly clean out and donate to their awesome cause. But, because I'm a rule follower ;) I wanted to go through our books and see if we could purge even more! Here's a few before/afters of the progress!
*TRUTH STATEMENT - We have WAY too much stuff. We know this and have known this but working through this method has exposed this on a grand scale. I don't share this with you to show how much we have but merely to show you how much stuff accumulates if you don't deal with it. I'm sharing in hopes that someone will be encouraged and begin taking back their life from their stuff. We all deserve to be surrounded by only things that we love and bring us joy!
Next week is paper. Actually, I'll be on paper for the next two weeks! This one is going to be hard for me - not that it's hard to throw away paper - it's hard to find the time to devote to going through stacks of papers - whether it be toss, keep, or handle. And, this will be one of those that are hard to share the before pictures. Yikes! Check back to see how my progress is going with the KonMari method! And, in case you've missed any of my journey, you can find the previous weeks' links here:
week 3 - clothes, cond't
week 4 - children's clothes
Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly! :)