Day 135: A Few Days Off to Potter About the House

I have a few days off work and it’s an amazing feeling. After a well-earned lie in this morning, I decided to not ‘clock watch’. I just went with the flow of the day. Everyone else was working or schooling so I was able to just potter about.

Clearing freezer space

I didn’t intend to reorganise the freezer, it just happened. I was trying to find some bread for toast. Every time I go to the freezer for some bread, I realise that I have half-used loaves all over the place. The door flaps have fallen off the top two shelves as well so anything small you put on those shelves (bags of chopped up onions, peppers, chillis) just fall out when looking for something.

Freezer before decluttering

I’d had enough of searching for items, and that moment felt like the right time to do a bit of organisation. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time with my hands in there, as it was obviously very cold and I couldn’t keep the door open for long, so I did it in a few stages in between other jobs in the kitchen.

My freezer is now a bit more organised as each drawer has a different category: veg; meat and fish; bread and rolls; ice creams and lollies; other (chips, waffles etc). One of the top two shelves is for things we’ve chopped and bagged up and the other one is for ice packs and ice cubes. Here’s how it looks now…

Freezer after decluttering

Making space in the main dining room area

I moved the furniture around… again… between the dining room and conservatory to make more space. I was determined to put the armchair back into the conservatory. I didn’t want to make it too crowded in there but it fitted perfectly. It also gave us more room to walk round the dining room table. It’s made a huge difference to the dining room area and it feels like we’ve gone back to before lockdown when it was tidy. Another amazing step for today.

Time to write

I sat in my tidy conservatory and wrote.. and it felt like the best moment I had had all day. I couldn’t type my thoughts down quick enough. This moment didn’t last long, but I did manage to write a 500 words outline for a non-fiction book idea. I soon got interrupted which marked the end of my pottering about for today.

The conservatory has become a nice place to be and very warm when the rest of the house feels cold. It’s attracting everyone else in the house and because I wasn’t working today, I found it difficult to say I needed some time to myself. Well, actually I did say it, but it didn’t seem to work. At the moment, the only place it’s possible to experience solitude is the bathroom!

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
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3 Responses to Day 135: A Few Days Off to Potter About the House

  1. Ah yes solitude, I remember that. I am envious of your freezer. I can never find a fridge whose freezer is adequate, to have a completely separate one seems like Nirvana!

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