Day 282: Knocking Out Wardrobes, Plastering and Fixing Ceiling

Sounds like a lot for one day doesn’t it? I didn’t do any of it, I just ran around this morning moving last bits of furniture. As I packed the girls off to school, the builders were outside. It was only 7.45am. I’d only just got up. I hadn’t even brushed my teeth or had my breakfast or had my me-time. I still had a whole shelf full of shoes to take out of the wardrobes that were going to be knocked out.

I handed my husband a cup of tea and said “You’d better get dressed, the builders are here”. The next hour was a bit chaotic, trying to work out which ceiling they could plaster first. It had to be one where ‘other’ work wasn’t being done in that same room. It also had to be one where the spot lights could be fitted from above (a job that hadn’t been scheduled in before the plastering for various reasons).

The only room he could plaster was my youngest daughter’s room. The problem was that I hadn’t told her that we were going to do her room today so it was full of her stuff, and things that I had put there from my room. I had to move it all including her bedding, and other personal bits and pieces.

The other guy had started knocking our wardrobes out and there was dust everywhere. I gave up trying to cover things up. I decided that it was easier to leave the dust falling on everything visible in our room that I hadn’t had a chance to take out. The plasterer covered everything in my daughter’s room which was good.

I stayed calm, brushed my teeth, made the teas, had my breakfast and then logged onto work for the day.

Here’s how the wardrobes looked before they were knocked out

Here are the various stages of the day

Here is the space we are left with now

We also had the loft hatch made bigger and a bit of ceiling fixed where there had been a leak once.

I didn’t get too many interruptions throughout the day, but it was a bit noisy and there were a few decisions to be made.

The plasterer is coming back tomorrow to plaster the walls and ceiling in our room, and plaster the hallway.

I still have a few jobs to coordinate with the builder and I’m working on a schedule with the electrician

Cleaning after they’d gone

They did clean up after them, but I wanted to remove dust etc. I actually enjoyed this bit. I took all the bedding off and washed it. I opened the windows, and dusted the ceilings, walls, furniture etc.

Room was all ready, bath was running when something out from the corner of the room flew at me! I panicked and ran out of the room, shutting the door behind me. I got my husband upstairs to see what it was. I said that it looked bigger than a bumble bee.

We couldn’t find it and I’m not going back in! I’ll have to sleep somewhere else. Bit pointless cleaning it now. Oh well!

Update on the plastering and bumble bee tomorrow

Until then…


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 282: Knocking Out Wardrobes, Plastering and Fixing Ceiling

  1. Ah yes, organizing workers, they are either all there at once or you ware waiting for them. It is hard to control it all. I have tried in the past and then I gave up and gave it over to a sub contractor to do all the scheduling. Looks like you got a great start,

  2. Pingback: Day 283: More Plastering, More Cleaning and Lots of Dust! | Sandra Madeira

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