Back for round 2...
Threw out: 12 pcs expired medications = 12
Recycled: 1 bag used batteries; 12 pc mismatched plastic food storage & glass jars; most of late MIL's collection of recipe clippings (*); most of my collection of recipe clippings = 15
Donated to the library: 81 books, 1 audiobook, 3 VHS movies = 85
total = 112303/2002
(*) DD1 helped me go through the recipe box. We worked fast -- basically just salvaging anything handwritten -- but I still got to glance through a lot of the clippings, which provided plenty of entertainment. MIL was born in the 1920's, so the recipes spanned several decades, from 1940's tea sandwiches to 1990's low-carb Thai beef salad. There were many examples of regrettable food fads, including my personal favorite, from the 1970's: "Whole Wheat M&M Cookies." Apparently, the food editor didn't see anything strange about that combination.
And I can just picture how they were invented...
Aspiring healthy cook: "I've been using this cookie recipe from Adelle Davis, but the children don't like them as much as the supermarket kind."
Friend: "Have you tried adding M&M's?"