My dear mother recently cleared out her stash of books. Since I was the oldest child in a homeschooling family of 7, there were LOTS of books. I came home with a car full of books, and realized that we had no nice shelves to put them on. So, instead of banishing my latest treasures to the attic, I called my mom to find out where to get the concrete blocks for that old standby, a brick and board shelf. Imagine my surprise when she said that she had 12 blocks and 3 boards they were getting rid of. So, in one day God blessed us with great reading books, many much needed school resources, and just enough shelves to hold them!
Now, my next project: Make the shelves appealing to my tired-of-clutter husband.