The Idea List

Welcome to the new home of the Idea List. From now on, each month this is where you will be able to find the Idea List. If you are new to the blog, you can find out all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here.

I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on. Also, if you follow me on Instagram I add each day’s idea to my story to help people keep track of the list. If you are joining in and you tag me on your post on Instagram then I will share on my stories.

Wednesday 1st: Happy new year!! Enjoy your day!

Thursday 2nd: Take stock of leftovers from the festive season and plan to use them up or donate anything you know you will not use to charity. 

Friday 3rd: Descale and clean your kettle

Saturday 4th: Deep clean your oven today, I know mine always needs a good clean after all of that festive cooking!

Sunday 5th: Today is the twelfth night, so make sure that all of your Christmas decorations are organised and packed away by the end of today. It is supposedly bad luck to take them down after tonight!

Monday 6th: Clean a radiator from a room of your choice today. 

Tuesday 7th: Buy any needed occasion cards for the rest of this month and next month too. Include a couple of generic cards for any unexpected things that may pop up. 

Wednesday 8th: Today is #nationalbubblebathday so why not treat yourself to a nice long soak in the tub. You deserve some ‘me’ time. 

Thursday 9th: Clean all of your bannisters (handrails) in your home today. 

Friday 10th: Clean all of your keyboards, remotes and phones with antibacterial wipes. It is amazing how many germs these can gather but they are often forgotten about. 

Saturday 11th: Give your sofa and armchairs a good clean today. Hoover it, wash it down or remove the covers and wash them. 

Sunday 12th: Today marks 125 years of the National Trust. Why not visit one of their stunning locations and get some fresh air?

Monday 13th: Clean the inside of a window and sill of your choice.

Tuesday 14th: Organise your linen storage today (towels, tea towels, bed sheets etc) and donate any unwanted items or discard if no longer useable. 

Wednesday 15th: Give all of your mirrors a polish today. 

Thursday 16th: See how much paper clutter you can find in your home today and recycle it. 

Friday 17th: Clean the top of your fridge freezer, it is amazing the clutter it can attract!

Saturday 18th: Tie a damp cloth to the end of a broom handle and take a trip around your home getting rid of any cobwebs that you find. 

Sunday 19th: Today is #popcornday, so why not have a movie day and tuck in!

Monday 20th: Today is known as blue monday as it is supposed to be when people feel at their lowest each year. Why not reach out to friends, family or neighbours and check that they are doing okay?

Tuesday 21st: Clean the skirting boards (baseboards) in a room of your choice.

Wednesday 22nd: Make a list of things that you are grateful for today or from the last week. Remembering what we have to be happy about regularly can lift low moods.

Thursday 23rd: Empty, clean and organise your handbag and purse (purse and wallet).

Friday 24th: Turn up the music and dance like nobody’s watching for ten minutes. This will get your blood pumping and lift your mood too!

Saturday 25th: Most people have at least one junk draw in their home, clean out one of yours today!

Sunday 26th: Cook a meal with your partner, kids or friends today.

Monday 27th: Sort through your medications, disposing of any expired or no longer needed items. 

Tuesday 28th: Safety check! Check all of your smoke alarms and carbon dioxide alarms are working.

Wednesday 29th: Clean all of the door handles in your home today.

Thursday 30th: Wash down the outside of all of your kitchen cupboards today.

Friday 31st: Organise your food storage containers, these can often take over the kitchen if you are not careful!