Day 290: Getting the Bedroom Back to Normal, and Having a Fish and Chips Friday

I had a day off today and managed to pack it with a list of jobs to be done around the house, two school runs, and a trip to a different carpet shop. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that while I’m feeling motivated to get on with things, I don’t like to waste time 😀.

My main focus today was to clear our bedroom of all the stuff that was piled in there (on the bed and around it) from when the wardrobes were knocked out last week. I needed a plan to get the room back to normal(ish). I decided to do it in stages… just the bed cleared today so that we can sleep in it.

Making space in the garage

I started making a bit more space in the garage. I found a box of curtains – four sets of them – which have come from various houses over the years. I decided to give them a wash and freshen up so that I can sell or donate them. So, I’ve had the washing machine on all day washing the curtains and also the bedding I need to put back on our bed.

I made enough room in the garage for me to stack 4 large really useful boxes from our bedroom. I put my boxes of shoes on top of our other wardrobes and left everything else piled up by the bedroom window. Until my daughter moves out of her current room and into the spare room, there’s going to be limited space to put things.

Planning ahead

I confirmed the plan for Monday with the plumber and he said that a skip would be arriving on our drive on Monday morning ready to throw in the old en-suite bathroom appliances and other rubble.

I can’t believe that the en-suite will be potentially all finished in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed that we don’t go into full lockdown again in the midst of it being installed.

My fear of skips before I’m ready

Any mention of a skip makes me nervous because I worry that the rest of the family will start throwing random things in there from the garage and the house (it’s the whole reason why I haven’t ordered one up to now).

Having said that, I don’t need to panic too much because I have been filling a medium sized hippo bag with stuff that I really wouldn’t mind seeing the back of, and it’s getting in my way in the garage now. If my family start saying ‘what can we start throwing away?’ I can direct them to the stuff in that corner.

I just need to think positively about the situation and know that deep down only good can come out of this whole exercise. I’ll end up with more space.

Even though there’s not much so far that I’ve decided to keep from the garage, it gives me closure going through the boxes and processing the contents. Does anyone relate to my mindset on that?

Fish and chips

For the second Friday in a row, I didn’t feel like cooking so I picked up some fish and chips. They were so good.

British fish and chips

Back in my bed tonight

I was waiting for the drier to finish so that I could make my bed and then I was going to have a bath…

My husband and daughter called me upstairs. They had run me a bath as a surprise which was lovely of them. My husband was a bit extravagant with the bubble bath though 😀. He said that he mixed three together… I only have two! Not quite sure what was in there but it smelt good.

Lots and lots of bubbles

What a lovely end to the day

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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5 Responses to Day 290: Getting the Bedroom Back to Normal, and Having a Fish and Chips Friday

  1. Sheree says:

    My sister has recently gone through a similar exercise and all she’s waiting for now is her new headboard. My other sister has a load of her stuff to sell on Ebay, the charity shop has also benefited and she’s feeling very pleased with the space she’s made in her cupboards.

  2. Now that was a bubble bath! Are you having new closets built in your bedroom?

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