How many books can one person read?
Books! In the past we had so many. Even though I seem to be constantly getting rid of books, they soon find their way back onto the shelves.
I was really brutal last time I had a good declutter of the bookshelves. We had so many gardening books that neither of us ever read. I cleared almost all of them. I got rid of around half of the paperbacks as well. Some I sold and some I just gave away.
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DVDs: a thing of the past?
Ornaments – who needs them?
Furniture and family heirlooms are harder to declutter. Sometimes we become attached to certain items because they are passed down. Even though we don’t use them or have room for them at the moment, it is hard to let them go because they have great sentimental value and we hope we will one day.
We certainly have some pieces that we have kept over the years, that have been stored away and brought back. For example, we own an old Windsor armchair that was handed down from an auntie that I am so glad we kept. It lived in the shed for a while until we found a place for it to live.
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Have a good declutter and find some empty shelf space
Anyone else finishing 2020 with a good declutter? See my guide to selling on eBay if you need to get rid of some of it.
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