If you are a parent of young or youngish children, the answer is simple. You MUST organize in January to find room for all the
But for the rest of us, you might assume the deep seated need to clean out and organize in January comes from New Year's resolutions, or promises to get life in order for the new year. Or it's possible you wait until spring and to do your 'spring cleaning' then.
Me? Well I'm afflicted with a disorder that makes me want to do it pretty much all the time. It's like a roller coaster all year long where at the high points I simply cannot crush the desire to clean things out and get rid of stuff. During the low points I'm just thinking about and planning the organizing and removing of stuff. Unfortunately, I am a complex mix of sentimental hoarder and someone completely unattached to material goods all rolled into one big confused ball. So there's always something to get rid of. But that's another story.
Back to my point. The reason we all find the need to organize and clean stuff out in January is this: Back in the beginning of December, we pulled the Christmas stuff out of wherever it was stored. And over the month long jingle season, other stuff crept into it's storage places. And we gathered more Christmas stuff, either by
Or there's this: