I've decided that in order to make sure I can start checking off some of the projects/tasks I have in mind to whip my home into order, I'll tackle a project each Tuesday and blog about it! I will be sharing some of the corners of my home that I try desperately to hide from people who visit. I'm a little nervous for you to see, please don't judge me!
So I have this bookshelf at the end of the hall. It was crammed so full of books that sadly, some books got ruined by my kids trying to cram more when there wasn't room! Eventually they just started getting stacked on the floor in a pile in front of the shelf. It seriously was becoming a hazard! It's right in front of our bedroom door on one side of the hall, and the girls' door on the other side!
Did I forget to mention the games, sombrero, pictures and other miscellaneous junk that has been shoved on the top?
Piles of books that don't fit on the shelf.
So I decided to hunker down and get to work. Had the garbage can handy, and then sorted into piles: baby/board books, children's picture books, first chapter books, older chapter books, young adult fiction, adult novels, church books and reference books. I also had a pile for trashed books, and books to give to the DI. Then there was just the papers and other crap that had been shoved in there by lazy kids that needed to be thrown in the garbage. I also found 2 hair bows, some Legos, and Polly Pockets. Nice.
After replacing the books, arranged by their different categories, the view down my hallway is much more pleasant.
BAM! First project done. On to the next one! Today I'm linking up with these hot chicas: