The first clear-out happened yesterday. Over the past six weeks I've filled up part of the garage with garbage to go to the dump, donations to go to a second-hand store, and a couple high value items to sell. I'd been waiting to finish my clean/purge before taking these piles away, but there wasn't much room left in the garage. So I got rid of it all yesterday, in preparation for the real clean and purge yet to come. And it's coming. Boy is it coming. And it will be brutal and ruthless. But I will love it. Oh, how I will love it.