"Thank you, Gail! I appreciate your vote of confidence. But I have a confession. I have listed close to 50 items, but that doesn't mean I have addressed each bookshelf when I entered 'books' on my list or each closet when I listed…"
"Sally, I've got your back!!! Pieces of furniture are definintely counted as individual things - not lumped together in a category!! The categories are mainly for magazines and catalogs, old lipsticks, piles of dead batteries - that kind of…"
"my granddad was the same way! my dad was born in 1912 and was also similar. imagine what the world would be like if everyone thought that way and was organized about it! maybe we would be less materialistic. who knows....
just curious if you have…"
"I really like the idea of recycling things that we "throw out"! If someone else can make use of the items that are just sitting in piles in my rooms, stacked in closets, or stuffed under the shelves, then that is the best way to get rid of…"
i hope you are recycling or donating all the items you are finding. If i were a patron of your library, i would love to see a big box with a sign "free books for the taking!" instead of seeing them go out with the trash. i bet a patron could use the glue gun sticks, too!
i'd rather title gail's book: 'Get Rid of Fifty Things'! i hate the idea of trashing more stuff out to the landfill so 'throwing out' stuff just doesn't sit right with me! But i do like that gail addresses the idea of recycling and donating before throwing away.
I am at about 40 things right now, but struggle with all the furniture the Salvation Army picked up recently. Chairs, tables, dressers, headboards....i think they should be separate items, not lumped into a 'furniture'… Continue
Posted on January 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments