Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sorting the Books

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Well, sorting the books is better than cooking the books!!
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I thought after my 'Before and After' shots of the raised beds I would give you a little glimpse of what I've been up to inside the house!! In preparation for our move and as part of our 'Year of Living Simply' we are sorting through everything in our lives. One thing I do seem to collect a lot of is books, I hear of a good book, or see a lovely cover and I have to have it. I am trying to be much more restrained now, but my excuse is when you're having to learn as much as we are and as quickly, we do need the reference books.
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But on a day to day basis they do end up looking like a cluttered mess, so every now and then I do have a good sort out, and this time it was a really good sort out.
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Books were organised into types...fiction together, gardening, cookery and lifestyle in their own groups and it has ended up a much more logical layout and I should and I emphasise the should, be able to find what I'm looking for much easier from now on.
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I ended up with a big box of fiction and a big box of assorted lifestyle and cookery books to go to the Car Boot sales, I have managed to sell all my sewing books on Ebay to add to the holiday fund, and now the shelves look clearer and more concise. When we move the office will be separate from the house so this little sort out will help no end, with all the farming, lifestyle and gardening books being located in the office and just the cookery and fiction ones in the house.
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The next thing to catch my attention has been the fireplace, the surround was revarnished yesterday and sometime in the next couple of days the mirror and candlesticks are in for a repainting. I have a vision for how our new home will look and this will help us on the way. Watch out I'm armed and dangerous.......I have a paint brush and a tin of cream paint!!
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(If you want a closer look at the books in the top picture just double left click....I know I LOVE to browse other peoples bookshelves!) ~
Sue xx

3 comments:

  1. It's very theraputic to have a good sort out... wish I could get round to it ( everything gets stuffed in the loft ! ) I did tidy my airing cupboard today !

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  2. I love sorting out..makes everything look and feel brand new..even though it isn't..if you know what i mean..
    sara,fern,iris

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  3. You've done a great job - I'm sure you felt a lot 'lighter' afterwards!

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