Day 325: New Taps, Some Decluttering, a Film and a Pizza

The flow of water is very slow from the taps in the main bathroom and our en-suite, so we asked the plumber if he could get some similar to the ones in my daughter’s new en-suite. They got fitted today and they work really well.

I pottered around the house after that, starting with my usual routine followed by some decluttering. Apart from recycling leaving the house (there seems to be so much of it), I didn’t really identify anything that I could get rid of. For that reason, l didn’t really feel like I made a dent in it today. I think that I’m getting to that point where what’s left is what I actually want. That can’t be the case can it? I still have so much stuff lying around with no home.

I felt the tension in my neck and shoulders again so I took it easy and had lots of breaks. Even though I’m enjoying the time out, I still feel guilty for not spending time clearing space. I know that having time out and relaxing is somehow going to propel me forward into clearing quicker, because my mind will be clearer; however, it’s not stopping me feeling overwhelmed when I look at it all. I will just have to go with the flow and trust the concept.

I cleared a bit of space on the counter tops in the kitchen today and some recycling by the back door. That made me feel happy every time I walked into the kitchen after that. I didn’t get time to finish clearing but I’m confident that I can get most of it done over the weekend.

I also spent some time going through a pile of sheets and blankets in the study. I discovered that I have bedding for beds that we no longer have or that doesn’t go with current colour schemes.

I also have a lot of blankets which we actually do use in the winter, but do I really need so many?

Late afternoon, I was in the mood for watching a film, so my eldest and I laid on the settee with a blanket and watched Judy (the story of Judy Garland). It was really good. I fell asleep after that for half and hour which I obviously needed and I think it did me good.

The girls suggested Dominos for dinner. I fancied fish and chips but they reminded me that we’d had that a few weeks on the trot, so we went for Dominos.

I’ve had a whole week off and I really could do with another one. I still have the weekend though and hope to get quite a bit done.

Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

Until tomorrow…

Sandra

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 www.sandramadeira.com
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2 Responses to Day 325: New Taps, Some Decluttering, a Film and a Pizza

  1. There was a time when I needed a jump start on cleaning out the office closet and I realized that the mess was not all mine so I asked my husband to look and get rid of at least 3 things to donate or toss and I did the same. I pulled it all out and put it in the hallway so we had to do it or we would trip over it. He got rid of a lot more than expected(he has a problem with this) and it took all the pressure off me. I was able to put it all back together and it was more organized and we are actually able to see and access the items we need. We have actually gone in and taken a bit more out since then.

    • Your ideas are so helpful, thank you. I like that you took it ‘all’ out and forced yourself to do it by putting it in the hallway. Seeing it all in one place must have also allowed you to see how much stuff you had. I need to see if I can get my daughter to help tomorrow, although I did make some progress by myself today 😊

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