I did keep all of the Books that I found and had even forgotten that I had bought some of them. I just didn't have anywhere to put them. So, I had to go through all the Books on several Bookshelves and make room for the new Books. Now, I also have a nice stack of Books that I'm donating to the Library ~ but it's not nearly as impressive as my Mountain of Magazines.
This is just part of the Stack of Magazines with a yard stick in front of them. They now offer curbside recycling for magazines in our area. However, I called them today and they said that I shouldn't tie them up ~ but just to put a few in our Recycling Bin each week. I was too embarrassed to tell them that I had several hundred magazines. Now, that I've decided to get rid of my Magazine collection ~ I don't want to look at them for another day ~ much less another Month. The Recycling Truck only comes once a week and I know he'll pass right by our house ~ if he sees this HUGE stack of Magazines.
This is another view of "The Mountain of Magazines" with Whiskers our Cat in the foreground. I probably shouldn't let anyone or anything near the Mountain ~ I'm afraid that the stack might come crashing down.
So ~ this is what my side of the Bed looks like now!! A few Books, a couple of Magazines and a clutter free space.
I forgot to take a Before Picture and had already carried all those hundreds of Magazines down the stairs. I seriously considered bringing them back up and re-positioning them for a staged "before" picture ~ but my knees vetoed that idea. I don't think I could ever re-create the horrible sight ~ even if I wanted to. AND ~ I'm not going to let the Magazines/Books/Shoes/Purses, etc. take over again.
Today ~ I went through and tried on every pair of pants, shorts and capris that I own. I considered sharing here with you how many pants, etc. that I have ~ but you wouldn't believe me and Mr. Bunny might decide to actually read my Blog. Just think of a very large number and then triple it and you're probably close. I was shocked at the excessiveness and exhausted from trying everything on. I've organized them all into four drawers ~ shorts, denim capris, dressy capris and a jeans drawer. Of course, all of the dressy pants went back into the Closet. AND ~ I have a HUGE stack of pants, etc. for Goodwill.
Tomorrow ~ I'm going to tackle my Wall of Shirts.