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Reading for health

Reading for health

It’s you Saturday, only two weeks (ish) until Christmas and you have masses to do.  So you will spend today running around like a headless chicken tidy up guest bedrooms, writing cards, wrapping presents, shopping for food, driving children to various parties and then flake out at the end of the day with a sore ... Read More
 

101 things you could let go of right now

I love lists.  Don’t you?  That immensely satisfying feeling as you cross off the things you have done.  Decluttering is perfect for list makers.  You can break up the clutter by room, by cupboard, by person, by subject area.  Oddly enough, I have done none of these things.  I have just started in one part ... Read More
 
do not declutter this book!

do not declutter this book!

  Yup, you read it right.  I am going to actively encourage you to make a purchase and to keep it!  My book.  It’s got nothing to do with decluttering and isn’t actively aimed at your age group (I am assuming I do not have a huge under 16 readership).  But I think it is ... Read More
 
on the final leg

on the final leg

Back inside again today.  Which shows piss poor planning as it is a lovely day and perfect for clearing out the outbuildings; which we opted to do in the cold and rain. Having taken another carload of books to Amina we had a look at the heaving bookcases in the Gin Gan and started all ... Read More
 

what about you?

Decluttering books has been possibly the most controversial thing I have done.  I have written a full post about it here.  However, it is still something that rises hackles when I mention it and has got me wondering about why. The answer is, I think, not a pleasant one.  Essentially book hoarders fall into four ... Read More
 
simple

simple

At the beginning of this journey I was like most new converts an evangelist and an extremist.  There are some who would say I still am (most notably the teenagers who are, I suspect, stockpiling plastic as I type).  How ever I have clearly mellowed for yesterday I did something that I would never have ... Read More
 
read or dust?

read or dust?

  A couple of people asked how I decided which books to keep and which to give away.  Faced with a wall (or several walls…) of books that you have carefully cultivated over decades is daunting.  You have invested a lot of money and emotion in them.  They have been old friends.  You have carted ... Read More