When I was done just tossing things I no longer wanted from this bookcase, here's what was left (and one of the baskets is empty):
After that, I started working on another bookcase, but I'll leave the pics of that for tomorrow, as I got tired and will finish it up then.
There was lots of wading through the contents of binder, ditching no longer needed papers and consolidating the rest.
There was also a lot of letting go of things I know, realistically, I will never use, or things which, well I can just live without!
And how about all those packets of fancy copier sheets my mother passed on to me 10 years ago, and I haven't used yet (you know, glossy photo paper, T-shirt transfers, address labels in an ugly format....)?? Why do I still have them??
Dead sticks, people, dead sticks! Time to let them go.
2 file boxes
30 completed school books
7 literature resource books
13 unused school resources to pass on
1 CD-rom Essay Writing set (another dead stick - never been used!)
2 bags of trash
1 fishbin full of paper for recycling or burning
46 random items from the shelves
6 packs special printer papers
2 new accounting books (I do this digitally now)
1 hardcover book
1 graph paper refill
1 new visual diary
7 books to sell
2 books - first aid and bush craft
1 paintbrush canvas roll
1 spiral bound notebook
1 2014 (dead sticks) purple diary
10 kid's story books
3 kid's educational newspapers
That's 155 items and a BIG bin full of paper!
It really does feel good to let go! I feel like I'm peeling back lots of layers, to ultimately reveal what is hidden underneath - a life of calm and pleasantness.