Today I accidentally decluttered about half of the kitchen. It started with a smelly refrigerator. I took everything out, including all the drawers and shelves, cleaned everything, and then didn't put everything back in. Expired condiments were the main thing that got tossed, but there were a couple small bowls of leftovers and a wrinkled up avocado that had to go. I never found the smelly culprit, but the fridge smells good now.
Then I cleaned the top of the fridge, and the cupboard next to it. And a few more cupboards, and some drawers and the counters. It was great! I got rid of a lot of stuff we don't need. I moved a lot of things out of the kitchen and into the rooms where they belong. I can't wait to finish that room and then move on to the next room. I am feeling that spring cleaning urge, and we're only a few days into winter.
I think any time it feels like a new beginning (new year, new season, etc...), it seems right to do a big cleaning. Do you get that urge, too?
Today, jeans and a t-shirt were perfect for cleaning, and for baking Olaf cookies for Santa. I'll be wrapping some presents tonight and putting together toys, plus making a strata for tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow night, I just might be cleaning out my kitchen drawers. Who ever knew that would make me so happy?