My tip for this Wednesday is about books. We LOVE books around here and have several bookcases full of books. The problem is we keep buying more books at school book fairs, Scholastic book orders, garage sales, etc. (our town doesn't have a public library, we have to go into the "city" for the library so we don't get to go very often) I have three kiddos, each with different tastes and reading levels so this is what I have done. I have given each one of them a bookshelf on our bookcase. When it is full and they want to acquire another book we go through the shelf and pull any books they are no longer interested in. We put these in a cardboard box, which when it gets full we donate to the school library or Goodwill. I, then, do not feel guilty buying so many books because I know they will end up in good hands when we are done with them!
Also, any special books that I want to make sure don't get given away or kept for my younger children I put up on the top shelf of my bookcase.
That's it, my tip for today...head over to Shannon's for more great tips!!
*Part 2 of "The Cow in our Yard" story later today!