There are some things in the guest bedroom and a closet that I will hang onto for a little longer for reasons I do not wish to go into right now.
BUT, the kitchen cupboards are going to be relieved of all those dishes and stuff I have never used during the 12 years we have lived here. They will go, along with a big batch of books, to the Thrift Shop. I am going to be ruthless!
Hubby will be going on a long fishing trip in mid-January and that will give me days to go through his stuff in the basement. I guarantee he will not miss that box of reprints on shrimp reproduction, which should be available digitally these days. He will not miss the plastic containers for the jam that have gotten brittle. And how many empty cardboard boxes does anyone need these days? He will be pleased that I went through the messy drawers in the bathroom.
The most difficult will be boxes of Pacific seashells in that dark corner on the shelf in the basement that are so lovely but hidden away and never seen! They will remain for another year.
I will be boxing and sending off VHS tapes to digitize---FINALLY.
Later in spring I will go through my closet and toss anything I have not worn for a year. I will be ruthless. (Who was ruth (ruthe) anyway?)
But until then, the days between Christmas and New Year's Day usually looks like this around our house.
Happy New Year!