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Thread #165433   Message #4068551
Posted By: Jon Freeman
16-Aug-20 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
We were shopping entirely online before the lockdown. The difficulty we experienced came largely as a result of an increase in people doing their grocery shopping online. We struggled and often failed to manage to book on line delivery slots for the first 2 – 3 months but neighbours helped us out. This situation has not returned to normal but has eased somewhat and I expect to be able to book a slot from one or other of two supermarkets each week.

As for clothing, I’m simple. For the main items, I have 6 fleece jackets (for cooler weather than it has been for most of the past few months), 8 t shirts and 6 pairs of trousers. All of each item is the same make and style but the colours vary. 2 of each item are kept back for “best wear” and the rest is “general wear”. I think I need to replace 2 pairs of trousers (same again will do) fairly soon but everything else on that list should be good for at least another 12 months.

Back to my shed. I noticed the board my tool chest stands on was badly warped and has to be replaced. I used the same cheap industrial shelving units for the lathe and the tool chest and I see all the boards/shelves have warped to some degree but the others can stay as they are. They are not as badly distorted and don’t carry the same sort of weight (my mini lathe would be 90+ lbs and the tool chest around 70lbs before adding tools) . I think the 18mm water resistant mdf board I’ve used/have on order should do better that what was there before for the tops.

There have been a few unplanned expenses in this project although the others I hope are just improvements. I’m adding 4 shelves (should be with me Monday). I’ve done some electrical work – I still need to use an extension cable to get power out there but I can now just plug in at a central point and the lighting is better. And I’ve replaced some of the crates which allowed smaller things to fall through with storage boxes – I initially ordered 5 but figured I could double that and hope that doing so may help towards relieving some clutter in my bed/living room. There are things that could go out / perhaps even belong there if I can make the space.

All this for an 8x10 workspace which I don’t anticipate getting an awful lot of use… but I think/hope it will be worth it.