We have so many kids books. Really it is quite a lot. We adopted a kindergarten classroom full of books around 5 years ago and never dealt with the fact that there were too many of them. I accepted help today from my mom to pair down the hoard of books. On my own this week I had recycled 2, donated 2 and gave my friend 6. It made no difference really. She was able to go through all of the books and help me decide what to keep and what could be donated or recycled. We found doubles, triples and quadruples of some books. Other books were clear favorites of the kids or definite donates. The process did not take that long and over a Rubbermaid full of books went to charity today. I did not count but it was at least over a hundred or two. All of the books that were clearly for girls, promoted owning a pet or did not interest either of us to keep got donated. There are still plenty of books left but maybe it will be more manageable. Why have so many books that you can’t even find the ones you want when you want them? I wonder if my oldest will even notice.
In other donating news, I brought a box of dvd’s and cookbooks to work on Saturday to see if any of the employees there would like them. They emptied it! That made me so happy. I had not donated them yet because although we didn’t want them they were really good items. Months ago a friend of mine noticed the box in our garage. She said I should get rid of them but at the time I couldn’t. Maybe this is a breakthrough. Am I ready to make another big purge? Could be nice to be able to fit a car into the garage. Another box of donations went to charity along with the books.
Yesterday I put my first items into the newly cleaned crawl space. My husband had already put the Christmas stuff down there but I added our Halloween decorations. Wow! What a difference it makes to have that extra storage space. Nice to know they can stay there until the holidays come around again.
Overall we are still de-cluttering and making decisions on what we want in life.
What is your favorite kids book?