When the time came to move, my junk room had to be dealt with. I dreaded it, but I got started. In my case, I was dealing with a lot of paperwork so I began to sort it into broad categories (financial, medical, home maintenance, etc.) Then, I took each pile, one by one, and sorted it into subcategories (‘financial’ was sorted into banking, insurance, and investments while ‘medical’ was sorted into one pile for me and one pile for my husband). As I sorted, I discarded anything I no longer needed. It was amazing how little I really needed to keep—all the remaining paperwork fit in a 2-drawer file cabinet!