Monday, January 25, 2010

Sorting and Storing

Everyone in my family loves a good book. One thing we all agree on is that we love to read!

The news of us moving has caused us to think ahead a bit and begin to sort through things that we dont necessarily need to take with us across the country.

Books tho? How does one part with a book? (it is very, very hard)

Well, if youre dont. But you do ride around on patrol to make sure that the job is getting done.

If youre K, you make one pile as high as it will go before falling...that has always been her thing.

J? Well, he just has random piles all over. Im sure he has a system. Im sure its a good one. I just let him be and it all turns out fine.

And S? Im not even sure how he got through them all. I just know that there were a lot!

The goal is to sort and decide what you would like to keep, what you would like to try to sell, and what you would like to donate to the local library. Look how much progress we have made.

G must have seen something going on that he needed to take care of. For off he jumped from his patrol car and over to the tub of books he was.

As always, Darby is a huge help.

And somehow in the midst of all the book mayhem...J came across his treasured trophies.

From when he competed on a tumbling and trampoline team. It was fun to listen to him revisit those competitions and listen to his stories.

All in all, I think we did okay. This is what we ended up keeping.

And we also have 2 tubs to donate to the library and one tub to sell. Goodbye sweet books. We will miss you.


J.J. said...

Oh my goodness, that would be the hardest thing in the world for Gina to do! I can only imagine how hard that was for all of you. Let me know when you're having a sale, I'll bet I could unload some of those for you :)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Not sure if you will find this tip helpful at all, but those tubs? Once you've put emptied them of their contents, of course, they make excellent hay buckets. The ones in your pictures are the *perfect* size. :-)

Diane said...

I don't know how you ever got them to part with their books..but it looks like you succeeded!Only 6 tubs to take now..I hope your that lucky with everything else :) I know there had to be a lot of pondering going on in those heads as to what to let go.

Sarah said...

I find myself lately thinking of downsizing and simplifying...and first thing I think of it so get rid of some books. But I just can't! Don't know why I'm keeping them, but I can't get rid of them. By the way I LOVE that everyone in your fam is a reader! That is so awesome to have passed that on to your kids!

Farmer Jen said...

I can't part with my books. I keep them all. said...

Wow - in that picture of K? I have never seen pretzel legs like that! That is awesome! That's really smart to start getting everything ready in advance of the actual move. You're so organized. Which tub did The Secret Life of Bees go into?

CeeCee said...

It is SO hard to downsize the book collection!
I've done it twice since we moved in here, 9 years ago. They're like rabbits though, our bookshelves are fuller (2 deep) than they've ever been.
Good luck paring it down even more. The public library and the school libraries would be glad to take them off your hands.