One good thing about the rain and not being able to get out very much is that we now have very tidy drawers.
As in the ones in pieces of furniture, not the under garment type! I have sorted, chucked and re-homed various bits and pieces and now I really do think I know where everything is in our house.
I have also spent some time with S in newly part decorated bedroom sorting clothes and toys and we have a couple of bags worth of items for the charity shop and some toys to go to friends of ours who have just been approved as adoptive parents.
Something which took 5 minutes to do and which will hopefully save a bit of time in the morning when she needs a hair slide and we are due out of the door in 2 minutes and one can't be located, is hanging a length of ribbon from
the frame of her wardrobe and clipping all the slides onto it.
Another well and truly tidy corner of the house is the food cupboard. Since we decorated the dining room last year and made over an old wardrobe into a type of larder I have been trying to do big grocery shops every few weeks stocking up on the staples. This was partly to try and save money buy buying in bulk and partly to try and save the amount of time spent shopping.
In a recent visit to Sainsbury's I was given a voucher for 2000 extra nectar points if I did my first on-line shop. As delivery mid week is free too I thought I would give it a whirl. So I ordered all the store cupboard basics I thought we would need for a couple of months. We now have 30 cartons of apple juice and 20 cartons of orange juice and the shelves are piled high with tins and jars! I shall be keeping an eye on our usage and may have to tweak the quantities of things. I do a menu plan each week so there will be the odd free things needed along the way but knowing that for a while my buying will be mainly limited to bread/milk/fruit/veg and meat makes the thought of going to the supermarket much less like a chore.