One of the things I dislike about January is all of the stuff that has to be put away. New gifts entered the house at Christmas and we need to find a place for them. But there are no empty places, so we have to create somewhere by moving things around or getting rid of some things.
Have you seen Jerry Seinfeld's routine about garbage? The first minute of the video is unrelated, but after that it is soooo exactly the January challenge. As Jerry says, my home is a "garbage processing center"!
No one knows what to do with their new items, so they stay piled around the Christmas tree while we contemplate what to do. But once the tree has been put away for another year, the stuff has to go somewhere.
This is an interesting article about what to toss - "10 Items to Jumpstart Decluttering".
I am busy decluttering everywhere, except the sewing room... I NEED all that stuff!
As I've been tidying up, I remembered that I didn't post the Downton Abby Christmas special videos. If you enjoy Downton and haven't seen these, you really must watch them...they are hilarious!