Thursday, 10 January 2019

De clutter

This lettering has been put on the wall of my sons new home office. It looks great and wise words indeed. As for the decluttering, I really am not half way there. I have been sorting the cupboard in the spare room. So far there is a bag of items to sell, a bag for the charity shop and some items for free cycle. I am quite cross with myself for being such a hoarder. It will be lovely when I have finished to have a cupboard where I can store the hoover and steam mop. I keep them in the back porch but as most of my visitors come in at random through the back door, I thought I had better spruce it up a bit.I was browsing YouTube yesterday and came across a young mum called Emily Norris who has a post about storage solutions that she got mostly from Poundland. She is a very organised young mum and I was impressed at her low spend ideas. There is a Poundland in Witney, my nearest big town. It is 10 miles away so I can’t just jump in the car and go unless I need to go to the bank/other errands. 20 miles here and there add up very quickly. I am trying to use our car more wisely this year. I certainly won’t deny myself getting out and about, but will try to make the journeys worth it. Definitely more walking needs to be done.
Yesterday was the day to send a monthly gas and electric reading to my energy provider. I put in the numbers for the gas and a note had come up that I have used more gas than normal. Oops! Over Christmas I have used the underfloor heating in the sunroom (there was no or little sun) for the little visitors. I have to go steady now. It has got cold indoors quickly today. I have a warm fleece on and the heating will come on again at 4pm for a spell. When it is warm is I will override it and I will light the log burner. I feel so fortunate that I am not in fuel poverty. A cold home isn’t really homely. Some families have to choose food or heat.
I’m pleased to say that when I gave the kitchen cupboards a sort and wipe yesterday I found this and put it to one side.
 I think I have earned it today. Work tomorrow so I will have to leave my grand declutter to resume later.

6 comments:

  1. I have never felt so fortunate to not be in fuel poverty as I have in the past few months. My friend has a meter in her flat as the amount it costs is amazing to me, it really is a case of heat or eat. There's no gas so heating is expensive and food needs to be quick to cook so it doesn't cost too much.

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    1. It’s a real problem. How can you cook from scratch if you can’t afford the fuel.

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  2. I love that quote, it's so true. Well done on the de cluttering. I've still got loads to do....

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  3. Saw some good containers being given away free in a charity shop today! People had obviously put donations in them and they were recycling. We have probably done in our electric bill too due to visitors.

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    1. Much as we love our little visitors I did spend extra making sure they were warm and toasty.

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