From the stash and dashing I found a top and a cardi that should have gone to the charity shop ages ago, two colouring books from the charity shop for the next time I see the children, loads of padded envelopes, a pen, a make your own crackers kit and some festive trim. If I had to guess I'd say my last stashing session was at the start of January!
|on their way out|
|lots of dust!|
Dan jumped on board via text and suggested we try to condense the books in order to get rid of a bookcase in his dressing room. That really was the start of the upheaval. We only managed to part with another 27 books, but as we got rid of hundreds last year it wasn't too bad. Rehousing the vinyl freed up enough space to get rid of the big and quite unattractive bookcase, leaving just two unattractive bookcases.
I kind of felt like one of those people digging a hole then filling it in again. There's not a lot of room to move so it was a case of shifting and reshifting everything over and over, lifting the bookcases and the bed, it was not unlike those sliding puzzles where you have only one space free to move. Almost everything is back in place now, I just have to make it look nice, but as soon as Dan saw it (even though it looks the same) he pulled a face "Do you think it looks depressing now?" I asked "Yeah" he replied. It turns out one ugly bookcase made all the difference. A chest of drawers has been added to the shopping list.