Monday, March 24, 2008

Tackle-It Tuesday: The Bookcases, Part 1

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Ah, Spring Cleaning. This time around I'm going to be focusing on decluttering our apartment, getting rid of things we don't need, and generally making the place more presentable and comfortable. I'm going to be doing this process over a couple of weeks, and for today's Tuesday Tackle I began the process of reorganizing our bookcases. I started with the "trinkety stuff" bookcase this week, and next week's post will be our bookcase that houses books. Here we go!

Bookcase #1 - Before the Purge

Bookcase #2 - After the Purge and Sort

The purge and sort did a couple of things:

1. It got rid of some of the stuff that we weren't quite sure why we were holding on to. I have a bunch of stuff that's either going to the Salvation Army or up for grabs (including 2 Nerf Guns, if anyone is interested) and a bunch of stuff that made it's way to the Salem Transfer Station because it was broken.
2. For those things that we are holding on to, they were sorted into 2 different places. Those things that we were holding on to for memories went into the wooden box and any useful toys that we've accumulated were gathered together into the Patriots ice bucket you see on the bottom shelf. We didn't want to get rid of all the toys, because with our friends starting to have children we figure they'll come in useful if they're ever over.
3. The freed up shelves will allow us to have more space for our overflowing store of books on the bookcase in the other room.

So there you have it! Next week - Bookcases Part 2!


Rick Rack Attack said...

You are my hero! Great job on the bookcases! :D

Stop on by anytime. I'll make you a glass of iced tea. Confessions of an Apron Queen:

Ivan Girl said...

wow, that was really clean! :) away the unwanted.. :)

do come by mine and see what i ! :)

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

It's amazing how fast that "stuff" accumulates, isn't it? Your shelves look GREAT now!!!

Colleen said...

God I wish I could let go of "stuff" more easily! I'm not a pack rat, but I have a probably like FOUR totes in our basement of stuff cuz they're "keepsakes" or somehow mean something to us. I guess Its great we've been together so long, but in 20 years will anyone else care to see that crap?

Great job on the cleaning!

Karen said...

Are you going to load stuff back onto the shelves?

Sweet Pea Cakes Etc. Blog said...

WOO HOO for spring cleaning! I need to sort through things- AGAIN. I tell you every time I turn around after sorting we have some how gotten more stuff (birthdays, holidays, just because) that takes up the spots I just cleaned. I think one day when the kids are gone I am taking all (well almost all) the toys to good will! THey are taking over the house! Well when you are ready to rest for awhile stop over and say hello!