Day 187: A Busy Sunday… Decluttering, Washing, Gardening and Cooking

I’ve been a busy bee today clearing more clutter in the spare room; doing the washing; mowing the lawn, and cooking dinner. It made me think about how much I juggle in one day.

Spare room clutter

I decided to go through two bags of old (or so I thought) makeup from my eldest daughter’s bedroom that had ended up in the spare room.

Make up to sort out

The fact that it’s all in bags in the spare room means that she’s not likely to ever get around to going through them. I did briefly ask her a couple of weeks ago and she said she didn’t want any of it. So, I thought I’d tip the entire contents all over the floor to see what was in there – I know that she’s had some good makeup as presents over the years so I thought I might find something that I might like 😀. As I tipped the bags out, I didn’t anticipate that some of the powdered containers would be open and so everything got covered including the floor (but you know how I secretly like sorting out a mess!)

A messed up mix of make up

I first put everything into categories…

Starting by categorising the make up

… and then wiped each piece down. I vacuumed that piece of floor, tidied it all up and called my daughter in to have a look.

More organised selection of makeup and nail stuff

She looked really happy and thanked me for going through it. I suspected that she would want some of the eyeshadow pallets as they were all closed up and looked practically brand new. She took the following items as they still had use left in them.

What my daughter kept

The bonus was that my youngest daughter took some of the large makeup brushes as well which also looked as good as new in the square glass pots. As she was going to use them we gave them another good clean.

I then packed up all the nail stuff and some perfume to try out for myself. The rest went into the bin.

A job well done!

Mowing the lawn

It’s amazing how just a quick mow of the lawn can make the whole garden look tidier and I didn’t even do the edges


2 pies: 1 with diced beef (slow cooked all day) and one minced beef served with veg, mash and gravy.

It went down well and there’s enough leftover for tomorrow which is good news, as less cooking (particularly after working all day) pleases me no end.

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 187: A Busy Sunday… Decluttering, Washing, Gardening and Cooking

  1. Quite the day! When my daughter was laid up a few years ago after a knee operation I went to stay with her to help out. I took the opportunity while she was stuck on the couch to do this with her. We didn’t get rid of as much as you but we did get rid of some and was able to sort and categorize the others, she also realized that she didn’t need the 3 subscription boxes she was getting. I also was able to do the same with her plastic storage containers in the kitchen. All in all a good visit.

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