I got rid of an entire grocery bag of paper, which will be recycled (naturally!):
Most of the papers were clippings for things like "How to get stains out of (fill in the blank)"--the type of stuff that you can find with a quick search on the Internet. I don't need that hogging real estate in my desk.
I also tossed out an entire trash basket full of paper that my city can't recycle--thermo-sensitive sales slips, metallic paper from holiday cards, and such:
I tossed out so much stuff that I was able to delete a whole pile of hanging files from my file drawers...
...which opened up an entire drawer for stuff other than hanging files. It just needed a quick wipe out to remove the dust and errant sticker that lay at the bottom of the drawer:
Speaking of stickers, I keep a file of them. But I realized the holiday-related ones are better kept with the wrapping paper and ribbons, in another part of the house. So off they went:
Now, my hanging files have room to breathe, and I have a very nice sense of accomplishment:
Tomorow, I tackle the desk top.