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!
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!