Friday, 30 September 2022

Moving furniture

 Having gone shopping in the morning, we then tackled the landing upstairs, shifting the furniture (2 ottomans and a large cupboard housing my craft things) off the landing and into the bedrooms.  Which meant we had to move things around in the bedrooms to make room temporarily, and empty some things out of the cupboard as it was too heavy to move full up.  Hoovering done (a shameful amount of dust and cobwebs behind the furniture) and pictures taken down and dusted.  We were both knackered, breathless (husband) and in pain (me) so that was enough for the day.  I'd already planned a quick simple dinner - veggie sausages (the Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion ones), chips and beans, as I knew I wouldn't be up to doing anything elaborate.

Today we're tackling the hall downstairs - more to do here, husband will have to empty out everything under the stairs, as I know 8-legged things live under there and I'm obviously not keen on coming into contact with them!  The chest of drawers will have to be cleared of stuff on the top (lamp, phone, wifi modem, assorted bits and pieces) and moved into the lounge.  Coats will need to go upstairs or in the utility room (a good opportunity to get rid of 2 or 3 we no longer wear) and the coat rack taken down.  On Sunday we'll take down the door and window curtains.  I'm glad the decorating will only take 2 or 3 days, I hate living in a mess.

Saturday we need to go into town to get some new towels and a thicker duvet for my bed....I seem to feel the cold much more nowadays and my summer weight duvet isn't enough.

HH, I have tried a cushion between my knees in bed (the GP actually suggested that too), but every time I turn over in my sleep I lose it.  I'll try a pillow under my knees though, to see if that helps.


  1. I hate having to shift everything to decorate, it means every room is a mess. But it will be worth it when all is nice and fresh! Shame about the cushion between your knees, but I know what you mean. I tried one of those shaped knee pillows, which luckily I found in a charity shop, as they're about £20 new. I'm not sure it helped me, but as it's small and light, it's easy to retrieve when you turn over. I wish I lived close enough to let you try it. You can buy ones that you strap to your legs so they don't disappear, but I think I'd find that annoying! I put our winter duvet on the bed last night - winter draws on! Take care, don't overdo the furniture removals. xx

  2. It's a major (and painful) faff now, but it will be all worth it when your hallway looks lovely, and you know it's all nice and clean.

    I found a pillow under my knees actually made my hips hurt more, so what I do is have a cushion in bed on one side of me and rest one knee on it, that really seems to help. If the other side hurts, a hand in the small of my back really helps balance me out.

  3. Take care moving the furniture. I am sure it will all be worth it in the end.

    God bless.


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