I didn't have to throw out much, and those things weren't precious. (Yay for habits founded by living in a room that partially flooded multiple times a year for over a decade of my life ;)
It wasn't as bad as it could have been--I got away with just pivoting my computer hutch after clearing it off, rather than having to get it out of the room (where would I put it?!)
If I really want to watch a movie (because my other options are reading, reading, and reading) I can do it if I just block access to the front door for a while.
I've a great excuse to eat lying down like the hyarmi! (as all elevated horizontal surfaces are badly cluttered)
There is no rain in the forecast.