Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today's mess, courtesy of Amy.

Greetings!  Today I bring you "Horrible Mess on Top of a Bookshelf," a true work of art currently on display in the Room of Doom.  It's a dumping spot for things I don't know what to do with, which makes it especially hard to clean (not a lot of trash there).  Well, let's get started.  Here's the before:

And after a little work we have this:

To be honest,this is now a tidy spot but I'm still not happy with it.  Typically my books are organized (by type of book - i.e. poetry - or type of author - i.e. Beat writer - etc.) and these are just a hodge-podge that somehow ended up here.  But I am trying to stick with my guideline that you don't start a new project in the middle of your current one so I simply tidied up the shelf.   Next time I will think about reviewing (and maybe rehousing) some of the books.

On to the next mess.....


  1. Hi Amy - I really enjoy your blog and your very funny comments. I had to write when I saw that Trixie Belden book! I also love old children's books such as the Freddy the pig series - started my love of mysteries.I am doing a declutter too with the blogs you follow-keep up the good work - your sense of humor is refreshing

  2. I'd call that a pretty good tidy up Amy. As you say, you can always go back and revisit.

  3. Thanks, guys! I needed that positive feedback. I tried cleaning some more yesterday and didn't get ANYWHERE so I think I should count the successes, not the failures, right?