I just finished a complete purge of my wardrobe and a partial purge of my books. With my clothes, I tried to be ruthless (although I know I left in some items I'll eventually donate). If I knew I didn't wear it in a past season and don't see myself wearing it this summer or fall, it's gone. In the fall I'll have to do some more purging of those items that I found I didn't wear or aren't flattering or comfortable. Of course, this is an ongoing process, but I plan on being more selective with future purchases so purging won't be so arduous. Regular readers know that I participated in "Not a Cent for Lent," which really opened my eyes to wasteful spending.
The book purge is going to be a bit more difficult as my husband and I are both avid readers. I started with my novels and decided anything that I've read, I don't plan on re-reading, and I know my hubby won't read had to go. Luckily, our local Humane Society is having a yard sale this weekend so I donated several boxes of books to that cause. They're mainly good books (only one old textbook on religion), so most of them should sell.
I'm slowing working on one room of my house at a time, as per The Grand Plan. This week it was the living room and I spent an entire morning dusting, vacuuming, and getting the embedded cat hair out of the sofas! Next week I'll conquer the dining room.