A Day Off To Declutter

I had the day off today with the intention of pottering about decluttering and sorting the kitchen area and utility room as it was getting a bit out of control. The goal was:

  • To feel more relaxed in the space
  • To be able to get to the washing machine and dryer without moving something out of the way
  • To get rid of things that have been lurking around in the utility room that shouldn’t be there
  • To put everything back in the cupboard under the sink (long story!)
  • To tackle anything else that needed doing

Quite a list.

My husband did suggest earlier this morning that I do something for myself on my day off rather than cleaning. I told him that I wasn’t going to be cleaning, but decluttering. He understands that decluttering clears my mind, and rang me at lunchtime to see if I was feeling happy and making progress.

I didn’t feel like I was making progress until around 3.30pm, when I sat down and had a well-earned cup of tea! I was nowhere near finished, but I could at least get to the washing machine and walk around the kitchen without tripping over things.

It’s amazing how long it takes me to make decisions and go through everything – putting away, throwing away, recycling etc. We’ve also had air in the pipes under the sink lately so the cleaning stuff has been living outside of the cupboard which has been annoying.

Today I put it all back and left a small bucket in there to collect the water if it comes out the pipe. This is until we get the right tool to sort it out (weekend job!).

I feel exhausted, but happy.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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6 Responses to A Day Off To Declutter

  1. That was quite a list. I appreciate that your husband realized that you needed to relax, and that really the cluttered space you were enduring made it hard to relax. Once you get a space fully organized and de-cluttered it spurs you on to the next space. It is imperative to get everyone in the house on board with putting things away.

    • Yes, I definitely do need to get everyone on board. Although I think that I pushed myself too hard that day, it’s definitely spurred me on to do more since. Thank you for commenting on my blogs, I really appreciate it.

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  3. Just to let you know your last few posts have not allowed comments.

  4. All sorted now. I raised it with the support desk and they said that it was a known issue with the app which happens on and off. I had to go into both of those posts and manually switch comments back on. Thanks again for raising it.

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