Saturday morning this week was all go. After a brief lie in with my current book, LB had a friend coming round and as our bathroom was in a bit of a state, it was a good excuse to have a bit of a clean around upstairs. I haven't had time to do it for a few weeks and the carpets were looking pretty messy too.
A quick whizz round with the hoover soon sorted it out. It took a bit longer in the sewing room as there were remnants of my business activity with fragments of fabric all over the carpet, but it looked a lot better afterwards. LB had added lots of books to the pile for donating, as she'd had a bit of a clearout of her room again, so these had to be worked around, but she has certainly boosted my decluttering total for this month which was pitifully small up until that point.
I felt pretty overwhelmed at times by the stuff in our house, the linen came tumbling out of the cupboard when I went to get some new duvet covers out, things came tumbling out of the mop cupboard when I went to get the mop and bucket out and then the stationery drawer in my sewing room started to annoy me, as I was trying to tidy it up. All of this happening whilst the sun was shining outside and I was working up a sweat as if I'd done a class at the gym.
You just know that there's more you need to do on the deluttering front when the above things happen. I have got a potential solution in mind for the linen cupboard though, I'm hoping to get rid of it altogether. I might buy another storage solution to replace it and store the linen as the current arrangement is just not working for me lately. Even better, as we need a new bed, I'd like one with divan drawers which could potentially serve the same purpose. I'm not sure if it will happen yet, but we'll see.
Moving on, the bathroom got a quick clean (as opposed to a deep clean) and I mopped the floor and changed all the linen. All the bedding got changed too, which was also overdue.
I've been so busy preparing and sending out orders, attending appointments and days out, etc. that the housework has suffered and I've only managed to keep up with the minimum. It doesn't worry me unduly, as I'm sure that I won't look back on my life and think I wish I'd cleaned more, but it does feel good to get some cleaning done and for some areas to look and feel a lot fresher.
In addition, the money I'm earning this Christmas through all this busyness is going towards something quite important, which I'll discuss in another post.
Anyway, it was 11 am before I got to sit down and have some breakfast, followed by posting out a few orders and then getting down to some serious blog reading and YouTube catching up, the latter as always whilst doing the ironing. I felt I'd done a days work already though, so deserved a little bit of a break.
I'm hoping that this weekend is going to be a quiet one where I get to catch up on things I've left undone for a few weeks. I want to get started on Christmas cards soon, make an advent calendar for LB and finish off a bit more Christmas shopping online. I also want to work on a few blog posts as they've been a bit thin on the ground lately. We haven't got much planned save a possible cinema trip to see the new Mockingjay movie at some point, so I should have plenty of time to get productive.
What have you got planned this weekend?