Here in the frozen north (Michigan) at my house at least this year it is "organizing season". This season began in the fall this year, as I bought some furniture pieces that had drawers and cupboards in them, replaceing pieces of furniture that had no storage (gave them to my son). Then we were blessed in our small town to have a branch of LOVE,INC open up 5 miles from our house right before Christmas. When I saw that I hurried home and began to sort through things in the house to give, and went through all my Christmas decorations as well, ran into town early on Christmas eve day and dropped off a carload of stuff to give.
Then after Christmas here organizing starts in earnest. I try not to put anything away that I don't want to keep, even if we just got it as a gift for the holidays.
I have already bagged up gifts from this year, some people just don't know how to give gifts people really will care about and use, and I'm going thru each cabinet and drawer one at a time. I'm feeling really good about getting things organized and realize that now that things are being put in the proper place that I have a lot easier time getting things done. I have about a dozen bags of stuff that I'm loading into the car today to take to a food pantry after reorganizing our kitchen this week and realizing that there was a lot of canned food that we just are not eating, and rather than let it go to waste, we are going to give it away.
I have books on organizing (and I actually read them) and I've spent my evenings reading through them while watching reruns..I hate reruns. I try to get a fresh organizing idea every day, problem is now, I actually have a few empty cabinets and shelves..hmmmm..now what do i put in them??