I still have my tax form books from 1979-1992, though I'm not sure why. And I still have my basic tax texts for the seasonal tax work. And I still have all my texts in greek and latin from my first degree. No way any of those are going anywhere.
The cool part was being able to create some shelves for 'temporary' books...books in the genre that I am looking at/supposed to look at. That stack of books that arrived from World Fantasy, for example, when I was at Bittercon. And my Wheatland Press short story selections. All of these had been piled anywhere, including on top of my desk. Now they are in a place where I can pull them out and USE them, READ them, instead of cursing them for making a mess.
And now I can actually see my desk, work at it.
It's all part of the plot to get writing and get the house ready for the holidays. Man, it feels great. Really great. I'm just sitting here feeling great. Smug even.