My first project for the summer is to purge. It helped that our hot water heater broke and we had to move a bunch of stuff around so that the plumber could fix it. Well, he moved around, I threw stuff away.
My rule is to go through a space and throw away anything I haven’t used in two years. Or make sure I use it (thinking of a chair hanging in my garage).
The best part of this purge was to get rid of the old paint cans. I filled up half of my Escape with paint cans and pool chemicals, and I have to give kudos to the Dallas County Household Chemical Collection center. They rock. You drive up, show your driver’s license and they take everything out of your vehicle for you. I swear there were over 20 cans of paint in the garage, which means we have more storage.