I have been in a couple of houses like that too & I doubt very much your house was like that, Marsia. My stuff is confined to cupboards & I regularly go through them & give stuff away. I think most people have more stuff than they need.I´ve done home visits with hoarders where the floor was literally covered in a conglomerate of full plastic bags with just a narrow passageway to get from necessary work space to necessary work space.
Your day sounds absolutely lovely. You needed & really earned that break!