I spent several hours in my office/guest room today (the aforementioned Secret Shame). I have results!
1. We had a giant plastic box of cords and cables and adapters and stereo wire, etc. that my DH swears we will need someday and I can't get rid of. They were all jammed/stuffed in there, tangled up, and you had to dump out the whole box and untangle a million wires to get one cord. You can just imagine.
I untangled them and coiled them up and secured each one with a zip tie and sorted them out by type, put them in giant baggies, and stored them back in the box.
2. Box of documents...similar situation. I found my mortgage!http://www.flickr.com/photos/8671453...n/photostream/
I recycled/tossed a bunch of envelopes, junk mail, crap, etc...nothing worth mentioning actually left the house, but I still feel like this counts as significant progress.