Day 218: Clean Windows and a Sneaky Little Apple Pie

I’ve never wanted clean windows as much as I do these days. Looking through clear glass makes such a difference. It just seems more important to me than it ever used to, which is quite symbolic considering all the decluttering I’m doing.

The window cleaner came round today and when I told him that I’d been cleaning the inside of the windows using a new cloth that I’d bought, he jokingly said that he’d noticed… that made me think that they must have been really bad before. Either that or he has a trained eye for these things. It made me chuckle.

When he’d gone, I cleaned the inside of the conservatory windows. It was something that I was going to do this week anyway, as I wanted to shift the citrus plant further away from the full sun so I took the opportunity to do it today after work. This way, I could take advantage of the outside of the windows being clean. I couldn’t believe the difference, it looked like we’d got new windows!

Clean and clear windows

I wiped down the windowsills behind the sofas as well (a few dead flies, yuk!) and mopped the floor. I used the diluted lemon zest Zaflora spray and it smelt amazingly fresh.

Temporary layout of the chairs and table in the conservatory

No one really likes this layout but there’s only one other way, which is to put the table to the left. There’s still one other item I can move out of the conservatory which I will do if that’s the only way that we can make it feel comfortable for everyone. The clutter has also started to build up in the parts of the room that you can’t see, but I’m going to work on that over the next few days. I’m just grateful for the lovely space where I can sit and just think when I’m not working.

A trip to the hardware store

Masks at the ready, my youngest and I popped out to B&Q to get a bag of compost for the citrus trees that my husband and I started repotting yesterday. We picked up a few little plants as well. My daughter picked dahlias and I picked something else… can’t remember the name, I just liked the tiny pink flowers. I’m excited about finding a place in the garden for those this weekend.

Leftover pastry

Just before I started writing this, I noticed some pastry in the fridge from yesterday and I had apples that needed using up as well, so I rustled up a little apple pie. As soon as I took it out of the oven, my daughters actually ate a slice each even though it was 11.30pm… so, I took a sneaky cheeky thin slice too.

Hope you’ve all had a good Wednesday. I’m just going to get stuck into clearing up in the kitchen now, as I have a 9am meeting in the morning followed by a busy day. I don’t want to be having breakfast in an untidy kitchen.

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 218: Clean Windows and a Sneaky Little Apple Pie

  1. I have to work on clearing out the paperwork in my office and the next couple of days are supposed to be cooler so I will be able to do that. I see quite a bit of shredding in my future.

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