It’s week 4 reporting time! If you want to catch up on what I’m doing in this challenge, check out these previous posts:
This week I decided to attack some of the kids’ books.
I focused on the books that have been living in the big kids’ bedroom. I have been wanting a bookshelf for that room for a long time, but I can be pretty frugal/patient/distracted when it comes to things like that, so the books have just been lined up/piled up on the floor for years. You can see an older post showing that here.
Well, as I was taking before pictures for this whole 365 challenge (which I haven’t been brave enough to post), I realized we had an old Ikea furniture piece that could work quite well as a small bookcase/nightstand.
Somehow it ended up in our small upstairs hallway surrounded by clutter. It turned out to be a blurry picture, too, but I’m throwing it in here because I know some of you enjoy these clutter pics.
So I moved it on into their bedroom and we worked together to pick which books would stay and which ones would we could send out the door.
Things we considered while decluttering our books:
- How much do we love this book? Do we enjoy rereading it?
- Is the book damaged? (We got rid of several like this, but we also kept a few because we still love them and read them.)
- We had to all agree to get rid of the book. If one person (most often my 4-year-old) wanted to keep the book, we kept it for now. I’m sure we will revisit books again this year!
I realized I forgot to take a nice picture of the finished bookcase, so I just ran up there and took this picture in the dark while they were sleeping:
A few of our Favorite Keepers:
(The 3 book pictures above are Amazon affiliate links, just so ya know.)
We have 19 books heading out the door! There are a few math workbooks and baby board books that I threw in there on my own.
What have you been decluttering? Do tell!