It occurs to me, as the rest of the bloggy world declutters, that I am a bit (too)selective in my decluttering. In 46 years on the planet I have only parted with about 20 books, and only then because they were truly dreadful. I have never sold a DVD or CD on eBay, unless they were duplicates. I don't collect ornaments, handbags or shoes but I have more books than is probably entirely necessary. We also own a lot of DVDs & Cd's (and MP3 players). I have thought long and hard about whether they should go but a couple of things have made me conclude that they are here to stay.
Our financial advisor came around one evening to see us (we don't have him anymore but he was kind off hard to shake off.)and said he loved coming around because the house always looked so welcoming as he approached, with the lighting and all the books & Cd's.
Second thing is when I used to babysit as a teenager I couldn't find a thing to do all evening if people weren't book readers. The house seemed really dull. The babysitting was for actual sleeping babies so no real work to do.
Thirdly, I suspect family would go a bit nuts if all the movies disappeared, we are a family of movie buffs.
So I am continuing to de-clutter but my own way.
This to me just looks like the best office ever. I wish I knew whose it was. I could while away a happy afternnon in there no problem.