I've been longing for a clean, tidy home, so I spent much of today cleaning, not decluttering. Blame it on hygge. I scrubbed the only four drawers in my kitchen. I scrubbed the cabinet next to the drawers. I scrubbed the inside of my dishwasher (I still think the soap that cleans my dishes should clean my dishwasher as well, but it doesn't work that way.) I scrubbed the base of my blender (how does that get so dirty?) Those cabinets look so much better, but the rest need scrubbing more than ever.
I did dust and declutter the top of my bureau. I put away a few mementos the kids have made for me, some gift wrap, and a pair of scissors I obviously don't need went into the donation box. I also found a lot of dust, and that was decluttered appropriately as well. 😉
The most minimalist-ing thing I did today, though, was empty the donation box and drop off the contents at Goodwill. I have a donation station that is not too far from my kids' school, so we stopped by after pickup.
Although I didn't get rid of much today, I feel good about the deep cleaning. A really clean home it part of the Pinterest look I like so much. I probably won't get it that clean while I have kids at home, but the kids are worth it.