First, I apologize for not announcing the vacation in the AOD.
Second - some people do something called 'spring cleaning' with the logic that now that the weather's nice outside, why not spend all day inside cleaning?
Here's an alternative suggestion - January is a good month to stay inside. Spend time in one room each weekend in January and don't just clean it, but throw something out. I know that you have something you don't use that you can donate to Value Village in that room.