Whew! That was a big task.
I'm thrilled that I won't ever have to do it again. At least not on this scale..
'The last bit is the hardest.' I was telling myself as I got to the pile of books I didn't know what to do with. Back to Kondo. 'Does it move you?' she asks, and I know straight away that the answer is 'Not in the least!'
Out it went.
Just so many sparks of joy coming from my book shelves they might set the house on fire!
So how will I celebrate?
By having a day off tomorrow.
I might read.
Are you making progress? You don't have to go at decluttering full-tilt of course (I've always been a rather all-or-nothing type and Marie Kondo's method is right up my street!). If you'd like to declutter a little bit just do your sock drawer...or the bathroom cabinet...
I've moved on to papers and am making literal sparks by burning years' worth of old financial papers in the garden incinerator - it kept me warm for a wee while.