I enjoy reading Robert Genn's twice weekly letter to artists, though I don't always get to read it (!). This week is about spring cleaning. It is something I'm slowly working on. I'm trying to organize my art work, supplies, etc along with the house. I'm endeavoring to create a place that is conducive to painting, organized with the supplies I use most, etc.
Robert says that putting the old paintings in the fire and starting fresh is good - in theory. Actually, he advocates storing them to peruse occasionally. He also says that giving away a painting or sketch to a friend or studio visitor is good - for you and the friend.