I moved all the books in Andrew's room in order to redo the floors. Whenever I discovered an art, craft, or work book, I threw it into an "I'm Bored" basket for summer.
Here's a lovely letter from a longtime reader:
I just wanted you to know how much I have been enjoying your "use what I have" theme. It helped me change my focus from the "to do" list and a very utilitarian mindset to specifically looking for things that I haven't used for a long time or haven't used at all yet.
"Using what I have" feels more like a scavenger hunt.
I have started wearing my contacts more, got out a demitasse set that we received as a wedding present to use for tea--it functions just lovely as a teapot with "child sized" tea cups (and my husband used it for its correct purpose, coffee, on Sunday morning). My Oreck Orbiter has seen the light of day and my kids used an accessory to it that we had never used. The Briwax was used, books read, games played.
You get the idea--and that's not counting the fabric and yarn.