As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. - Henry David Thoreau
Yes, making things simpler is the call of January - after the lavish color of the Christmas season, I always want to clean, organize and discard. There is a great article on zenhabits.com - http://zenhabits.net/2008/01/the-four-laws-of-simplicity-and-how-to-apply-them-to-life. Really good process ideas.
Enjoying the chaos is another option. We are in escrow!! The seller of the property we put an offer on accepted the offer. Whoo Hoo! And so we begin the real ride.