Clearing Clutter and Making Decisions

Saying that I’ve achieved a lot this weekend is an understatement, so it wasn’t surprising that I ran out of energy about 8.30pm this evening. Apart from cooking dinner both days and skyping my mum and dad today, I have spent most of the weekend sorting through papers and other clutter. It’s been very productive. This afternoon, I helped my husband design our wardrobes and we made a few decisions.

Moving Forward with the Wardrobes Discussion

I took all of our clothes out from everywhere, and followed my husband’s instructions on measuring the longest and the shortest items of clothing for each of us and approximately how many of each length we had. He then worked out how many meters across of space we needed for items that we are most likely to hang up. I still have far too many clothes but can’t bring myself to continue sorting through them at the moment (that’s for another time) so we based all our calculations on the amount of clothes we’ve currently got between us.

It took us about an hour and a half and he got all the measurements he needed. He now just needs to order the wood. Sounds simple; however, the next challenge is going to be deciding on what type of wood effect we want on the inside of the wardrobes and what wood we want the doors to be made out of. We already have a difference of opinion on the colour. I thought we were having white doors and he didn’t think we were having white doors.

The other decision we need to make is what other storage we need in the room and if we have enough space i.e. chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. All discussions are currently on hold but we did make progress today.

I spent an hour this evening putting all the clothes back into the spaces that I’d taken them out of and at that point I ran out of energy. It didn’t help that one of the doors fell off one of the old wardrobes in the corner of the room when I was trying to wedge it shut (as I do every day). It wasn’t something that I could easily fix so I just propped it against the other old wardrobe. Those wardrobes are definitely not going to last much longer.

Time to slow down

I went into the study to write. Even though there is still a lot of stuff in there to sort out, the room felt more welcoming thanks to the hours and hours I spent in there yesterday. The positive part of all of this is that the clothes, that are currently in the wardrobes in the study, will eventually make their way into our new bedroom wardrobes when they have been built. You know what that means? Yes… I will have more storage in the study. Really looking forward to that!

The rest of this evening consisted of a family film followed by some me-time…. a bubble bath, soft music and deep breathing.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend.

Until next time…



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 Clearing Clutter and Making Decisions

  1. No wonder you ran out of steam, that was quite the project. In my past life(pre-retirement) I had to plan stores, so I had to know how many tops or bottoms fit in 25 running feet. We did section by section.

    • Wow, sounds like a lot of work… so, you must really be able to appreciate what we were trying to do. I’d never really thought about calculating it all before, I usually just shove it all in and hope for the best! 😊

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