I was wrong.
My daughter asked me to clear some shelf space on the library landing for my collection of Nancy Drew's. They had been in her room for a few years, waiting patiently for her to read them. I doubt she will.
I had to clear 46" of space (yes, I measured) from here:
I was having a really difficult time until I shifted my thinking from "What do I want to let go of?" to "What must I keep?" (Note, I didn't ask myself what do I want to keep?)
Here is another really good reason to let go of books you have no intention of reading ever again:
That cannot be healthy!
And so, here we are.
and after, after, with the Nancy Drew books (and Harry Potter, too).
I decluttered about 70 books. It took me about an hour.
Getting rid of those books energized me to work on my paper clutter. I gathered them from various spots:
While I went through them and transferred my files from the old cardboard box, I weeded them out. Seventeen were thinned or eliminated entirely.
Hence, Day 17.
Days 18 and 19 belong to my daughter. She followed trough on a promise to go through her bookshelves.
She put aside this:
As for Days 20 thru 31? I don't know, but the linen closet and the shelves in the basement are getting the evil eye.