Day 210: A Reason to Tidy and Vacuum, and the Sale of Some Love Shaped Clutter

After a very early start this morning to receive the delivery of shopping between 7 and 8am, I turned my attention to tidying and vacuuming the house. I had a deadline of 11.30am to get the stairs, landing and all upstairs bedrooms vacuumed and tidied before someone came round to measure for potential new carpets. This was in relation to my daughter moving into the spare room and getting that carpeted. We just wanted a no obligation quote to see how much it would cost to get the same carpet in all rooms.

Getting Help to Tidy Up and Vacuum

When I reminded the girls that the carpet man was coming round, they immediately started working on their own rooms so that I could concentrate on the rest of the rooms. It didn’t take us as long as I expected. It was lovely walking around enjoying a clean and clear floor once we’d finished. It’s amazing how quickly this can all be done when we have a reason to do it, and we all work together.

The man worked quietly when he arrived and he was gone in no time. Amazingly, the rooms have remained tidy upstairs!

I sold some clutter!

Metal wall art

One of the reasons why I decided to put these two matching pieces of wall art on Facebook Marketplace a couple of days ago was because it would have been difficult to fit them in a charity bag. I also really wanted them to go to someone who could ‘love’ them. The girls used to prop them up in their rooms when they were little but we never got round to putting them up on the wall with lights on.

A lady messaged me earlier today to ask if the wall art was still available and then she drove 20 miles to come and pick them up. I wasn’t worried about getting a lot of money for them so I let her have them for £5 for the pair and she seemed happy. It’s great that people can enjoy the things that we no longer have a home for.

Getting creative

The funny thing was, although these metal contraptions have always got in the way in the girls rooms, then the spare room, and then the garage, I couldn’t help feeling a little bit attached to them now that someone else wanted them, so I decided to take some different photos of them before they left for good. I even had a bit of fun and made an imprint on a blanket with the metal and took a photo of that too.

Wall art and imprints

A long day

I had a very intense day at work this afternoon and then I cooked bolognese for dinner so I’m shattered now. I might even make it to bed earlier than usual. That would be an achievement.

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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2 Responses to Day 210: A Reason to Tidy and Vacuum, and the Sale of Some Love Shaped Clutter

  1. Nice to get some clutter out and get money for it.

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