You know the problem with purging? You inevitably bump against things that spark memories; good and bad. Things that ignite debate; again, good and bad. Things that bring about a paralyzing numbness. This, is most often bad for numbness certainly serves to impact that, "putting one foot in front of the other" method to tamping out . . shit.
As difficult and troubling it has been both physically and emotionally, to begin was necessary and to continue, even more so.
Thus, the project lives.
Permission has been granted to move methodically. Or haphazardly. A quick dump. Or a more deliberate study and sort. There is no deadline. The freedom created by the structure-less structure eases the anxiety (a bit) and cures the nausea (some).
Re-invent? At this juncture it is more about re-discovery. Or . . . recovery.
One step: it is okay to be able to see the floor of the closet.