25.2.15Posted by Jeanne
My family has recently started a big decluttering project, ridding drawers and shelves of superfluous stuff. It is very satisfying, and while it is still early days, we are already enjoying our newly cleared and organised spaces.
There is another advantage to decluttering too, one that I hadn't really thought of, and that is that because you're opening drawers and cupboards and boxes that you don't often open, you find things. Things that you didn't even know you'd lost. Today I found my 'precious box'. You can see a photo of it down the bottom of the post. It's just a cardboard box filled with things that are precious only to me, and every one is filled with precious memories.
One of the items inside is this teeny tiny Bible, and because you're all bibliotragics like me, I thought you might like to see inside. Isn't it beautiful? The words are legible if your eyesight is good enough, and it is illustrated with many line drawings. It was a gift to me from my mum and dad when I was still a teenager, I think.