Author Archives: Sandra Madeira

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 and have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write a blog about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com

From Scattering Wildflower Seeds To Rearranging the Conservatory

I found some seeds lying around the house today that I forgot to sow when I did the others. All the women at work received a packet on their desks on International Women’s Day on 8 March. This was the … Continue reading

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March Decluttering Reflections

It’s been 3 months since I challenged myself to declutter or improve something around the house every day. Today seems like a good day to reflect on what I’ve achieved in March, how I am feeling about the challenge in … Continue reading

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Time To Clean the Inside of the Conservatory Windows

Since the conservatory was cleaned a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t really felt the benefit when looking through the windows because the insides were so dirty. So, I found some spray and a clean cloth and gave them a … Continue reading

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Pottering Around the Garden & Attempting to Sow Seeds

I can see the garden every day now whilst I am working in the conservatory, so I popped out there at lunchtime today and trimmed a bit more of the hedge (that I started on the other day). I then … Continue reading

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Day 90 of Decluttering: Cutting Hair out of the Vacuum Cleaner Brush Roller Doesn’t Take as Long as You Think

The poor vacuum cleaner needed a bit of love and attention today, so I got some scissors and cut away the long hair and other materials wrapped around the brush roller. I do this about once a month otherwise it … Continue reading

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Feeling Motivated to Declutter and Clean the En-suite

I’ve been longing to get to the day where I have enough time and motivation to declutter our en-suite bathroom. Today was that day and this was the embarrassing mess that I was faced with… I took everything off the … Continue reading

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Slow Down and Do the Vacuuming Mindfully

Now we’re at home all day, I’m trying to fit in the housework around the rest of the family. Whilst vacuuming the stairs (something I don’t usually like doing as my handheld contraption isn’t working) I had this urge to … Continue reading

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