We've lately been de-cluttering the house – an exercise that's been a looong time coming – and my goodness, what a lotta junk we have stored up! My mum had old perfume bottles and half-used toiletries from a decade or more ago; plastic containers filled with old shopping bags (not even the stuff that came in those bags, but the bags themselves!); old historical romance novels with half-naked dudes and overly needy blonde women with unrealistically luscious locks covering their near-exposed bosoms on the covers. Dad had souvenir items from his former Public Relations events – pewter trinkets; electronics (including a Thomson audio cassette Walkman-like player that still worked!); old Parker pens and other stationery... all of which he managed to bring down to Cash Converters and got a nice RM100 for his effort, LOL!
Somewhere in the clutter were audio cassette tapes; old CDs and DVDs with titles like Line Dancing Classics and Learn Easy French!; a forgotten carton of ancient Christmas decorations; and so on and so forth and whathaveyou. And I... well, I had about a million books. Maybe not literally, but there sure were a lot of them, and for the past few days I've been sorting them out into little piles and getting rid of them through Facebook 2nd-hand book pages and whatnot. I'm glad to say I, too, have made a few hundred ringgit from this little exercise, and the house is looking much better for it!
|Should've thought to take a "before" photo... this is AFTER clearing out |
and tidying all the books that used to occupy this space!
|The clutter downstairs!|
|All these books used to live upstairs in the first photo!|
|I've said this before and I'll say it again: I really oughta wear ties more often... :)|