I shifted my junk purging to the room J used as an office when she had her accounting practice. It was a hodge podge of paper, unfiled, disorganized work sheets. Just wretched. So I shredded about two big garbage bags full of papers, put all her professional books in one box. (She will never look at these again). Whether the information is still current is another question. But there they are. I might subdivide them to make them easier to carry out the house.
It was/is hard work. I fell asleep in my chair afterwards, before I even had time for a shower .
There is more to do. The pile to be recycled is substantial.
I will go back to the other bedroom tomorrow, and pare down my book collection (accumulation).