Living near the beach is hell on books. If you don’t dust them every week, the damp ocean air encourages mold to grow on the dust. The mysteries were the worst. Many of these books have moved from on the beach up the hill to this house. I could almost see the mold making brown spots on the paper while waving tiny fingers.
Will I read them again? That’s the criteria for discarding. I mourn those mysteries I let go as old friends. The cookbooks and recipes were my allotted chore for the day, instead I attacked almost any bookcase in sight. Cookbooks were last, and they now share grandma’s old packing crate bookcase with ocean liner books.
Week six is organizing a recycling and trash area. Done. Week seven organize coupons. I don’t use them...done. Week 8 is for healthy meal planning and creating a grocery shopping list. I do that every week. Week 9 “Laundry Room.” Ours is appalling and deep into a dark corner of the garage. LOL So far, it’s been an interesting journey.