Within the innocuous shed that borders our patio, a storm awaits. This shed houses my beloved book collection and our craft supplies, and it is sadly out of order. This is what I’m up against. Yes, I know it’s gotten awful. I cry when I see books treated like this as well.
It needs painted. It needs more light. Most of all, it needs organized in a way that I remember and use. *gulp* All of this needs done without neglecting school. Or chores. Or sick children, or healthy meals. Therefore, it must be done in tiny increments of time.
But by and large, this place needs work! A few plans:
Rather than alphabetizing, books will now be divided up by Reading level and Ambleside Online years. I’m sure there will also be a million miscellaneous shelves, but I haven’t gotten that far yet. :)
The dresser needs moved out and a reading nook created in it’s place so my older children have a quiet place to read without the little ones trying to steal their books and turn pages for them. Thank goodness for Pinterest!
Some of these books need to go. Since I began reading Charlotte Mason’s works my taste in suitable books has altered drastically, and I’m finding that some of these are no longer the type of book I want to fill my shelves with. SO some of these dear friends will be moving on to make way for better books. *sniff* I’ll probably cry a lot with that part, and every now and then I’ll even post about this painful decision making progress.
Wish me luck: I’m going to need it!