Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Work on my toy/wargames room continues

Now that I have just about got the storage system sorted out, I am now turning my attention to what I know will be a much more drawn out part of this big 'sort out' ... the books!

These are currently stored in IKEA bookcases that cover two walls of my toy/wargames room plus about a metre of a third wall. They were originally arranged by theme (e.g. all the naval books were kept together) but over time this has become somewhat confused. Over the past few years books have tended to be put on shelves that had space and not necessarily together with books covering similar or related topics. The big 'sort out' should go some way to remedying this.

I may well end up with some books that are surplus to requirements. If I do I will probably dispose of them via eBay or as gifts. Any revenue generated by the sale of books will be ‘recycled’ to pay for future wargames projects … I hope!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Very ecologically considerate of you - recycling is the way forward; or rather recycled sale proceeds are.....;-)

    Sorting the books out was the first thing I did in the loft and I felt so much better for having done so!

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. David Crook,

    Having recently cleared two houses that were full of items that 'might come in handy one day', I am now much more prepared to part with stuff that I have no conceiveable future use for ... especially if someone esle can find a use for it!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. At least you are sorting out your own stuff today - that's got to be easier than doingnother people's!

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  4. Tim Gow,

    I have that 'pleasure' again tomorrow!

    Sue and I are using the fact that as most schools will be closed by strikes tomorrow, we will be free to go down to Herne Bay and carry on clearing.

    I don't know if I can handle all this excitement!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Hi Bob, would you be posting a list of your books here?

    Really been enjoying your blog and I think you and Sue have done really well over the last few weeks.

    Alan

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  6. Leofwine Wargameson,

    It might be quite a long list ... but it is something worth considering!

    All the best,

    Bob

    PS. Thanks for your kind comment.

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  7. Sorting out surplus books.....another job I was going to do when I 'retired'...someday....

    Rob

    (9 wall to ceiling full size bookcases, 2 corner units, mostly doubled up, plus attic...)

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  8. Xaltotun of Python (Rob),

    I am finding books that I had forgotten that I owned, let alone had read ... and I am only on the first bookcase!

    All the best,

    Bob

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