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the door that wouldn’t close

There has been so much to gather and harvest and bring in to the house that I have neglected taking stuff out of it. Every single guide to decluttering will tell you that it is vital that you get the stuff out of the house AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Otherwise there is a risk that ... 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
 
good homes

good homes

There should be photographs for this post.  Photographs of my car stuffed to the gunnels with books.  Photographs of the shelves of books at Borderline waiting to be taken to new homes.  Photos of the boxes and boxes of books Amina and I packed up out of my car.  But I am afraid there are ... Read More
 
win win

win win

This all has to go.  Some of it already has and much of it is already earmarked but that still leaves a lot of stuff.  Do we sell or donate?  This is a hypothetical question because we have already decided but with this much to dispose of it was a substantial dilemma. My gut (whose ... Read More