Day 212: DIY Doors and Hot Weather

You’ve probably heard of the game musical chairs, well today it felt like we were playing musical doors and handles but with no music involved. My husband (who is currently working in the spare room) is getting fed up with the door not shutting properly. This means that when he’s got the window open, the door opens and closes with the breeze. He worked out that it just needed a new handle. My daughter’s bedroom door is also broken so he called me upstairs to ask me where the spare doors were so that he could swap them over.

I knew that the spare doors were in the garage (aka my cluttered hideaway) so I went to see which one I could bring out. These doors were old ones that we used to have downstairs about three years ago before we knocked the walls down and made one large kitchen diner. I found one okay-looking door, gave it a good clean in the garden and we carried it upstairs.

Spare door

That should have been it; however, when he attempted to fit it in my daughter’s room he had no luck, as the hinges were on the wrong way or the wrong side… or something.

So, off I went back into the garage to find another old door. The hinges on this one looked right, but it needed a very good scrub.

I cleaned it as best I could and it’s ready for my husband to fit on my daughter’s room tomorrow. She currently has no door but I think she’s ok with that. As I’m writing this, I’ve just realised that the old one is still outside on the grass in the middle of the garden – I forgot to put it back in the garage. It’s been a busy day!

I’m not sure if I’ve gained any space in the garage today, but at least I’ve sorted out the ‘doors’ category and the broken one can be moved to the ‘skip or tip’ category.

Not much other decluttering happened as I worked a full day, and then logged back on this evening to finish something. The main reason for this was because it was soooo hot in the conservatory this afternoon that I felt like I was cooking. I had to get out with a view to finishing my work later. I think that I will need to shut the blinds tomorrow morning as it’s likely to get into the mid 30s here in the UK. That’s very rare!

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 212: DIY Doors and Hot Weather

  1. No one I know has spare doors is that an English thing?

    • No, I probably should have said ‘old’ doors. We just never threw them away when we got rid of some dividing walls a few years ago. Definitely not an english thing as far as I know 😊

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