I got rid of a lot of books and a LOT of cookbooks. My bookshelves are breathing a sigh of relief and I also feel lighter.
I sorted through the piles and got rid of quite a few papers. The pile on the left went back into our safe, the middle pile got shredded and the pile on the right got recycled. My files are much lighter and I only kept things that we absolutely need.
I was happy with the outcome of my tidying. It was nice to see more items leaving my possession.