My folks died a couple of years ago and we had to empty the house and do all that sad stuff. I had 40 years of artwork in their attic and I brought it all to my studio to "sort out". Three years later I am still tripping over all of it and I am trying to figure out what to do.
None of it is "worth" anything. I've been an artist for most of my life and have had my little successes but no one is ever going to be assembling a Catalogue raisonné on me :-)
So what to do with it all? It's mostly works on paper, some matted, most not. And LOTS of sketchbooks with really bad stuff. I barely have any nostalgic tie to it all – but I wonder if I will regret "some day" having tossed it all out?