Day 314: Ensuite and Cupboard Almost Finished, and Overcoming My Fear of Throwing Clutter in the Skip

The builders were here when I got back from the school run this morning and one of them had made a start on the silicone sealant and painting and the other one was building the sink unit and installing the sink.

By the end of the day, they had almost finished the bathroom but they need another day so that things dry. Tomorrow they’ll be adding the toilet, mirrored cabinet, shower screen and so on. It’s looking really good.

New sink being installed

Before dinner this evening, I found myself with a bit of time whilst I was watching Boris Johnson’s update regarding the news about the Covid-19 vaccine, so I sorted out the papers on the kitchen counter. It was quite satisfying seeing it clutter free again (when things get back to normal around here, I’ll be able to get back to my routines).

The carpenter turned up late afternoon to finish the cupboard, adding the frame and a hinged door. He also replaced the wood panelling so that it all matched along that wall.

He didn’t have a handle for the cupboard door, but I remembered that I found a pack of handles in the garage last week and new exactly where they were. He added that on. The plasterer will be finishing off around the edges tomorrow but here’s how it looks so far.

Unpainted wood panels and door

We will be painting it at the weekend to match the rest of the room.

Around 6pm this evening I just wanted to freeze the moment. My husband was cooking and the carpenter was vacuuming. I was assisting with getting things that they needed but I wasn’t the one responsible for doing what was being done. The moment didn’t last long but it made me smile 😃.

At 7pm I realised that I hadn’t emptied the bins and put out the recycling… oh well, back to reality. Whilst I was outside, I took the opportunity to throw a few things in the skip.

Clearing by using a skip is new to me

So far this year, I’ve got rid of things by donating, selling, throwing or recycling. There’s now another option for me, as we still have the skip at the side of the house that the builders have been using since they started our en-suite renovation.

You may remember me mentioning around a month ago that I have a fear of skips which is why I haven’t got one myself. Ever since it’s been here I’ve been nervous about the rest of the family putting stuff in there that I want. I was worrying about nothing of course because no one ever did put anything in there, and now I’ve completely changed how I feel and want to put things in there myself. It might be because there’s not much room left in the skip so I know there’s a limit to what can go in there, ha ha. Nevertheless, I’m feeling proud of myself.

I noticed yesterday that someone had put an old carpet in there which doesn’t belong to us. As the job is almost finished, I thought that I would throw the small trampoline and old garden chair in there. I want to put more in tomorrow before someone else does. It’s a good way of clearing stuff in the garden and garage. I’m quite looking forward to it.

Hope you’ve all had a good Monday!

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 314: Ensuite and Cupboard Almost Finished, and Overcoming My Fear of Throwing Clutter in the Skip

  1. Your project is looking so nice. Hope you get your final things tossed, it is a good feeling.

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