So, today I started that task. I completed two steps today. First, if it is obviously junk mail or any type of solicitation, it goes immediately into the trash. This resulted in two brown grocery bags full of stuff being tossed away.
The second step was to open every envelope. The things in envelopes are monthly statements for one thing or another that I know I have to file. Getting them out of their envelopes and stacking them in order resulted in one more grocery bag being tossed.
That really should not have worn me out, but it did. Maybe the fact that it took about six hours to do those two tasks is the cause? Anyway, at least I can say that the size of the crap in the box has been reduced by about 40%.
I have to go lie down now.