Joan- That announcement just stunned me.
I ran over to your blog to see if everything is ok. I hope everything is ok. What I read sounds like good decluttering.
I did a hard core delcuttering too of my craft room. That's how I ended up saving packaging. I felt like I had all these beautiful art supplies for free and if I tire of it no hard loss at all, no guilt and it gave me free creativity reign too.