School Days are just around the corner and I am on a mission to get my child’s bedroom, study area and play area totally organized for the new school year. I have finish clutter-fixing most of his room. Yesterday I tackled the books.
I gathered and pondered over 100 books and it was an amazing emotional journey. Deciding which to keep and which to donate while my timer ticked away 10 minutes helped to keep me focused. Some I just had to keep especially the very first book I read to my youngest son, Snuggly Puppy by Sandra Boynton. The pages are worn and the pictures probably have milk and cereal permanently embedded in the pages but it makes my heart melt every time I see the Mommy and baby puppy on the front cover.
And when I packed it away in my son’s keepsake box, I must admit I was crying. My little guy is growing really fast and he no longer wants to sit in my lap and ready little board books. He now prefers Captain Underpants and anything about Egypt and mummies.
Out of the 100 books I kept only the ones at his reading level and three for his keepsake box. My donation box held around 52 books just from his room. I will address the bookcases in the family rooms, my office, and the play area at a later date.
Simple Daily Challenge: Take 5 -10 minutes and gather books that your children have outgrown. Keep what you cannot part with, but remember space is precious and the more you clutter-fix your child’s room the less time it will take them to tidy the room during the week. Don’t forget to donate the outgrown books, some child some place needs books and how awesome is a momma who takes time to help them get a few?