During one of the recent "I'm snowed in cos I'm rubbish at driving through the white stuff and I have nowhere to go to anyway" days, I decided to conquer another black hole round here - the cookery books in the kitchen.
I forgot to take a before pic but it was a mess. I found homes for the many items on the shelf that were not even books - lol! Then I cleaned the shelf and put the books back in an order that means something to me - ie all the Indian food books together, celebrity chef books together, frugal cooking together.
I was left with this...
... a folder of recipes I've cut out of magazines but seldom used, books that I am unlikely to use again, and books which have just one recipe in that I use. I photocopied the odd recipe and then put the book in the charity crate in the garage. This rubbish pile took me an hour or two to go through.
Other things chucked in the 365 Less Things challenge:
old gardening magazines
2 board games
bath spongey things which feel like a brillo pad!! - a gift I shall never use
old cleaning cloths and T towels
6 recipe books
old cleaning products
instruction manuals (I mean, how difficult is a hairdryer to use?)
and 2 ornaments which quite frankly, depress me.
Chucking stuff feels good. Knowing how much there is left to clear feels bad!!