Day 342: Ticking Off Completed Rooms, and Clearing the Lounge Ready for Plastering

I now have three rooms finished: two bedrooms and the utility room. In these rooms, all visible clutter has gone and the decorating is complete. It’s funny… now that these rooms are done, I can’t imagine the clutter being in there anymore. It’s much more suited to the unfinished rooms, ha ha… it tends to match the decor better. This does mean that the clutter is more concentrated in other rooms now, and these are crying out and competing for my attention.

One such room that was calling me the loudest this evening was the lounge. Tomorrow the ceiling is being skimmed and plastered; a job we’ve wanted to happen for a couple of months but couldn’t because we were waiting for the second lockdown to finish and for the spotlights to be installed.

I had to wait until my husband had gone to bed, as he was relaxing in the lounge and felt too tired to help clear it. When he’d gone up, I had just run myself a bath but didn’t want to get in it until I had removed stuff from the lounge that I could easily carry by myself. I would find it difficult to relax knowing that I still had that to do.

Once I’d moved what I could into the hallway and dining room (yes, I know that I’m adding to the already messy room but I’m past caring!) I walked back into the lounge and it felt so much clearer without the clutter.

There are things in there that I really ought to cover up before the work begins i.e. the piano, sofa, mirror, TV, cabinet and Christmas tree; however, I’m not quite sure how I can cover up a 7ft lit tree completely decorated so that’ll have to be moved about the room as the plasterer does each bit. No one apart from me seems to be worried that it might get sprayed with plaster! Oh well, I did warn them.

The rest of the furniture might need to be moved to the middle and covered but the plasterer may have to help me with that in the morning after I’ve done the school run. He’s been here before and he’s very helpful. We’ve been very lucky with our contractors.

Time to relax

I’m so tired having had an extremely busy working day and then I had to take my daughter to a contact lens appointment late afternoon. When I got back I sorted out dinner and finished some work. I think that what I am trying to say is that I need some rest. So, I think it’s time to get into that bath I ran earlier before the water goes cold.

Where did Monday go?

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 342: Ticking Off Completed Rooms, and Clearing the Lounge Ready for Plastering

  1. You earned that bath to be sure. Maybe you could move the tree into the conservatory.

  2. Pingback: Day 343: Putting Less Back in the Utility Room, and Plastering in Lounge Complete | Sandra Madeira

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