All I can say is, thank goodness we get to keep the dumpster for 10 days.
My husband and I worked all weekend long and made a lot of progress on our house de-junking, but there is much left to be done. The office/studio was the big project and it's not quite finished yet, but all I have to do now is file one tiny stack of papers and my portion will be done. My husband still has a lot of music gear to sort out and deal with, but he's accomplished a huge amount already.
We've massively improved the feng shui of the room in that, making an exception for the stuff that still needs to be put away, one can now walk directly from the front door of the room to the back door. In the traditional definition of feng shui, I believe it would now be possible for a dragon to turn around in the room. (The preceding has exhausted the whole of my knowledge of feng shui. Thank you.)
I have started cleaning out the garage, but it requires actual dirt removal-type cleaning, so that won't be finished until probably next weekend. I tidied up our tool shed (it turns out that if you bolt your cheap Wal-Mart tool rack to the wall, it won't fall over when you put all your tools in it - what a concept!) and moved lots of shed-appropriate items from the garage and basement to their new, permanent homes.
We have a short hallway between our kitchen and the upstairs that also leads outside. It has a shelf beneath the window that easily becomes a catchall for sports equipment, gardening supplies and tools that really belong elsewhere. I pulled out the dust-choked wooden shelf and actually hosed all of the gardening chemical spills off of it. It turned out that the bottom of the shelf was in pristine condition (with an ancient JC Penney price tag on it, perhaps from some time in the dim past when Penney's sold decorative lumber?), so I flipped it over and nailed it back down, nice side up.
This week and next weekend we'll finish the garage and studio, clean out our guest room (another notorious junk repository), and take a hard look at the things we're storing in the basement. At this point, I think the 20-cubic-yard trash container may have been overkill, but I'm probably being overly optimistic. After all, we have seven days left to put more junk in it.