Cleaning House

This is a great idea. Something I’d enjoy!
However, it works only if one is completely cut off from external resources while working through a pile. Otherwise, two more piles will rise up just so you can follow up on the interesting ideas in the first pile.
Really, if a paper or a book is worth reading then it is going to lead you to more interesting stuff and nevermind the growing list of stuff to write about.
So, I sometimes go one step beyond Tyler and, with great anguish, just toss stuff out. Or, maybe I’ll box it to read later. And, sometime in the future, hopefully a far distant future, folks will wonder why the hell he saved this stuff.