My home has been in dire need of decluttering for quite a while. There never seems to be enough time to do this, though. I'm sure you know what I mean! A few months ago the kids were out of the house with daddy for a few hours and I began the decluttering with the DVDs and videos. Those have sat in black garbage bags in our master bedroom since then. Lovely, huh?
So today, it was 68 degrees outside which meant the kids were outside and enjoying themselves. And dh was home in the afternoon so he could load up anything I could part with and take it to Goodwill! When might this happen again?
I attacked the bookcases with a vengeance. I decluttered by getting rid of most of the twaddle. Charlotte Mason and I probably have a somewhat different definition of twaddle, because Dr. Suess, and most of the Angelina Ballerina are staying on for a few more years. But the Magic Tree House, Franklin series, and others like those are now gone. It doesn't mean that Reece won't read those one day. It just means they aren't worth taking up space on my limited bookshelf space. She will have to check them out from the library! The Twilight series and my Janet Evanovich books will remain. Mommy is allowed her twaddle. LOL
I also made a big pile of books to sell at the next curriculum sale I can find. I am getting rid of things that just don't mesh with our philosophy of education any longer. I hope to get some money from these books that will help pay for next year's books! :)
Russ and Austin loaded up the truck, and took it all to Goodwill for me. The bookshelves look so nice, and the floor around them is all cleared up (except for the box of books that I wish to sell). And I feel like I've been very productive today. :)