Today I had a bit more time than usual as it’s our first free weekend since well before Christmas. So, after popping out to catch up on a few errands, I sat down with a cup of tea and thought about how I could make some noticeable improvements around the house, as part of my 2020 challenge.
I went upstairs and noticed that my teenage daughter tidying her room – something she’s been talking about doing for over a month now and I was pleased that she was in the mood to make a start. It made me think about whether today would be a good day to sort out my bedroom which was getting a bit out of control.
I initially planned to sort out the dressing table which was piled high with all sorts of things that don’t really belong on a dressing table. How does that even happen? Feeling overwhelmed, I gave myself permission to sit down again and think about how I could attack the room in stages so that I didn’t have to do the whole thing today.
The bedside table seemed like the best place to start, as that’s the first thing I look at in the morning and the last thing that I dump everything on at night.
I almost didn’t want to show you all this next picture, but this is what it looked like before the decluttering. The usual scenarios is that everything gets knocked off in the night when I’m rummaging around for my dry eye drops…
I removed everything from both of our bedside tables, pulled them out and hoovered behind them. Then gave them a quick wipe with a polish cloth.
It felt good…
… and the best thing was that I plugged the beside lamp into one of those smart plugs and now I just need to ask Alexa to turn it on and off. Although I probably could have worked the programmable bit out myself, it was much quicker to ask my daughter to help.
A productive day
Not only did I get the above done, but I made a few other improvements to the bedroom and did some general hoovering and dusting.
I’m sure I will sleep better tonight with less clutter around.
I will tackle the dressing table tomorrow.
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