Finally went through the other half of my desk, with the "stuff" rather than papers. Pens to binder clips to old phone boxes and random stuff. I was not nearly as ruthless as I should have been, but I did get rid of: a bag full of magnets, a bag of binder clips (going to take to the office), a bag of old keys, and random papers. Found a Panera gift card with $5 still on it from 6 years ago, last used in 2010, and a roll of pennies. Also wrapped up some brightly multi-colored eraser shapes for my nephew (dog, star, smile, fish) from when I must have been who knows how old to add to his Christmas presents and threw away the dingy ones. Found a very small present I picked up for a friend about 1-2 years ago and wrapped that up too. Boxed up everything in a Barnes and Noble box I had around here.
It's amazing how much stuff I've just carried from place to place, like the eraser shapes, without reflecting on it.