Day 317: Filling the Skip and Getting a New Quieter Central Heating Pump

I was only supposed to work half day today but I was so busy that I ended up working until almost 3pm. I really wanted to get outside and see how much room was in the skip and then start filling it. This is how it looked before I started…

A full skip

Not much room at first glance, so I decided to take out the cardboard that I could easily recycle in our normal bins. There was also a lot of space being taken up with polystyrene that I could throw in bin bags, so that came out too.

I needed to get all of this in the skip…

Stuff to put in skip

Above left is a pile of wood and plasterboard from when our bedroom wardrobes were knocked out by different builders a few weeks ago. Above right is some stuff that I purged from the garage today.

I did ask my husband to help but he had a meeting, and he also said it was too cold outside. So, as I couldn’t wait and just wanted to get it done this afternoon, I made a start and got most of it in the skip apart from the black sacks containing rubble, some large pieces of plasterboard and a few wooden doors.

En-suite and other jobs

The plumbers came round this afternoon after they finished another job and did the following for us:

  • Replace the noisy central heating pump
  • Finish installing new pipework under kitchen sink
  • Finish off the en-suite bathroom (still waiting for electrician to wire up the lights on the mirrored cabinet – he’ll be here tomorrow)
  • Add some silicone sealant to our other showers as a free of charge favour to us so that we didn’t have to do it ourselves
  • Take the protective plastic off the stairs and vacuum bedroom, hallway and stairs (I’d forgotten what the stairs looked like 😀)

When they were leaving I asked if what I’d put in the skip was ok and then showed him what was left to go in. He said that I could put the plasterboard in and then did it for me which was good of him.

When I got back into the house, my husband was making the girls and I pancakes. They were delicious!

Busy day but very productive. I’m also managing to go to bed before midnight tonight!

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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3 Responses to Day 317: Filling the Skip and Getting a New Quieter Central Heating Pump

  1. You won’t know how to react when there are not 3 or 4 workmen in your house! Good idea about recycling the cardboard.

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