Last year the first thing we accomplished around here was clearing out the Christmas clutter and cleaning up the storage organization. This year we had the decorations up, presents wrapped and the holidays ready to go (inside and out) in one day with everything easy to find. All the lights worked, all the ornaments had hangers, all the wrapping stuff (boxes, paper, ribbons, bows, tags, tape) were in a single box. In short, smooth and simple.
Today we are reversing the process and it is going just as quickly and smoothly. 🙂