Remember the failed bookcase project of my first National Clean House Month attempt? Here’s a flashback to the mess. Well, I’m here to report the mess is no more. I could not roll into 2011 with my reading life not in order, so I hunkered down with two Hefty stretch garbage bags (to toss the non-reading clutter) and a system for flow.
In the midst of the mess, I found one case of duplicate books–one hardcover and one paperback–where I purchased the second copy because I had no order to know I already had it. I also found three books in a suitcase I’d forgotten I purchased. Needless to say, I now have several more books added to my “need to read” list.
What the experts say about killing the clutter is true. I feel a lifted burden by having the books in order and no longer overwhelmed about my 50 book/journal reading goal for the year.