I don't need ancient Chinese wisdom to tell me that my office is way overdue for some clutter control. And I think I need medicine stronger than the 10-Minute technique of sorting into three boxes--(1) throw-away, (2) keep, and (3) decide later. What I need are about 10 good-sized boxes to throw away stuff. I'm beginning with my books. I've already identified two boxes worth of books I intend to donate to the AAUW book sale. I've got to do better, though, because my bookshelves are still nearly full and I have crates of junk sitting around the perimeter of my office. Much of the excess on the floor are things I inherited from my mother.
I'm going to have to get tougher to make any progress on this. And getting tougher is going to be tough.