The book suggested it will take about 6 months to do a thorough purge of your house. So true (for me anyway) if you are truly going through every space and every item. I'm still going full steam ahead with the purging around here. The house is getting to be in pretty good shape--just in time for the nice weather to finally roll in so that I can tackle the garage. And then the basement. Oh how I dread the disaster that is the basement.
Anyway, all I had remaining in the office were photos, momentos, and CDs. I've had most of these CDs since high school.
Thank goodness now you can just buy musical digitally. But these CDs had some good songs on them, so I didn't want to toss them. This meant I had to go through every CD, one by one, and upload the songs that I wanted to itunes. Sheesh, it took a while, but it was worth it. That basket is now empty. The CDs are gone. And the songs I like are all stored digitally. If you can't make that out, I went through 95 albums and uploaded 562 songs.
Photos and momentos are also done. I went through all our wedding proof books and our two photo albums and selected the best ones and ditched the rest. I added them to my photo storage box. Ditto for the small box of momentos we have; mostly stuff the kids have made us.
I also continued to get rid of clothes. I'm all done with all of my clothes!!! I also went through all of our coats/hoodies, shoes, candles, vases, pillow covers, blankets/bedding, and medicine. By the end, I had 1 large garbage bag and 4 large donate bags, plus a box, which I dropped off at Goodwill Saturday. Good bye and good riddens!