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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.

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As of July 2020 I have given the Idea List a little make-over! To help us focus, each month is assigned a room and a theme. The rooms are Kitchen, Bedrooms, Living room and Bathrooms which roll around so each room has focus for three months of the year. The themes are all different, some are more fun and others are more helpful, like the July theme of decluttering. 

Wednesday 1st: Buy any needed occasion cards for this month, and August too, if you want to be extra organised!

Thursday 2nd: Clean any radiators in your kitchen. 

Friday 3rd: Descale and clean your kettle.

Saturday 4th: Declutter your email inbox. 

Sunday 5th: Clean your kitchen skirting boards (baseboards).

Monday 6th: Declutter your make-up storage.

Tuesday 7th: Whip up something chocolatey in the Kitchen today to celebrate World Chocolate Day! Why not make my chocolate crunch with chocolate custard? 

Wednesday 8th: Clean the toaster.

Thursday 9th: Declutter your phone, deleting any apps, photos and numbers that you no longer need. 

Friday 10th: Clean any lighting in your kitchen and don’t forget the switches!

Saturday 11th: Declutter your social media today, deleting any accounts you do not use and reducing accounts that you follow that bring you no enjoyment. 

Sunday 12th: Today is National Simplicity Day. Declutter your mind today by getting it all out onto paper and reducing your screen time. 

Monday 13th: Clean any fridges or freezers in your home today. 

Tuesday 14th: Clean your bread storage. 

Wednesday 15th: Clean and declutter all of the low level kitchen cupboards.

Thursday 16th: Clean the outside of your large kitchen appliances such as the washing machine and dishwasher. 

Friday 17th: Clean your microwave today.

Saturday 18th: Declutter your food today, making sure that you use up anything that needs using up before it is out of date. I wrote a post about the difference between best before and use by date which you may find helpful. 

Sunday 19th: Wash any kitchen nets or blinds.

Monday 20th: Declutter any paperwork you have. Think; mail, magazines, newspapers and lists etc.

Tuesday 21st: Clean and declutter all high level kitchen cupboards.

Wednesday 22nd: Clean any doors that you have in your kitchen. 

Thursday 23rd: Declutter any storage areas you have such as the loft or under the stairs.

Friday 24th: Clean any windows that you have in your kitchen.

Saturday 25th: Today marks the start of National Marine Week iu the UK so why not take a trip to the seaside or find a quieter beach to go crabbing?

Sunday 26th: Clean your kitchen bins. 

Monday 27th: Deep clean your oven.

Tuesday 28th: Declutter your garden today, both back and front. Tidying any weeds or rubbish. 

Wednesday 29th: Clean your tea, coffee and sugar storage today.

Thursday 30th: Today is World Friendship Day so why not check in with friends you have lost touch with or reach out and make some new ones. 

Friday 31st: Clean and declutter any kitchen drawers you have. 

Monday 1st: Buy or make any needed occasion cards for this month and next month too!

Tuesday 2nd: Give your oven a good clean

Wednesday 3rd: Clean the radiators in a room of your choice.

Thursday 4th: Investigate under any beds in your home. You never know what you may find! 

Friday 5th: Clean your candle holders and burners etc in your home. 

Saturday 6th: Time to clean out those bins!

Sunday 7th: As today is National Fish and Chip day, why not have a fish and chip dinner tonight, either bought or homemade.

Monday 8th: Get those make-up brushes out and give them a good clean

Tuesday 9th: Declutter and organise your underwear drawers, disposing of any you never wear.

Wednesday 10th: Pick an internal door of you choice and give it a good clean on both sides

Thursday 11th: Take some time for you, even if just a cup of tea and a sit down. Look after yourself!

Friday 12th: Tidy up your garden.

Saturday 13th: Clean and organise a kitchen cupboard of your choice

Sunday 14th: Today is World Blood Donor Day so make plans to donate if you are able too.

Monday 15th: Today marks the start of Loneliness awareness week here in the UK so why not reach out to someone in your community?

Tuesday 16th: Clean your canvas/wall art ect around your home. 

Wednesday 17th: Declutter your bathroom today, disposing of empty or unwanted products. Remember to recycle what you can.

Thursday 18th: Give the skirting boards (baseboards) a clean in a room of your choice. 

Friday 19th: Clean and tidy your shoe storage area, bringing summer footwear to the front if you have not already done so. 

Saturday 20th: If you have kids in your home, time for a toy declutter and tidy up!

Sunday 21st: Today is Fathers day so celebrate however you feel is right for you and yours (or not if it is painful for you).

Monday 22nd: Why not try a new recipe for dinner tonight?

Tuesday 23rd: Clean the inside of a window of choice and the window sill too

Wednesday 24th: Today is National Writing Day so why not put pen to paper and see what you come up with?

Thursday 25th: Organise your summer/picnic supplies

Friday 26th: Organise all of your paperwork/mail etc in your home. Remember to shred any documents with personal information on. 

 Saturday 27th: Why not make yourself a summer playlist on your favourite music streaming service to help lift your mood and get you into the summer spirit!

Sunday 28th: How about making a special family breakfast/brunch for you and your loved ones?

Monday 29th: Organise and tidy your art and craft supplies today

Tuesday 30th: We are halfway through 2020! How are your goals for the year looking? Review them today and see what you can aim for over the next six months. 

May idea list

Friday 1st: Purchase or make any needed occasion cards for this month and if you want to be super organised, next month as well!

Saturday 2nd: Clean the skirting boards (baseboards) in a room of your choice. 

Sunday 3rd: Have a movie night and relax – don’t forget the popcorn!

Monday 4th: Give your freezer a good clean. Inside and outside. 

Tuesday 5th: Clean and organise your cleaning supplies and where they are kept so that you are all ready to go when you want to clean.

Wednesday 6th: Wipe down all of your remotes and phones with antiseptic wipes

Thursday 7th: Organise your recipes and cookbooks. 

Friday 8th: Clean the radiators in a room of your choice. 

Saturday 9th: Tidy up your garden removing any weeds or rubbish that may be there. 

Sunday 10th: Get the board games out. If you need any inspiration for new games, check out my Board Game Analysis feature. 

Monday 11th: Tidy up your make-up area. 

Tuesday 12th: Give your toaster a good clean and get rid of all those crumbs. 

Wednesday 13th: Pick a room and give the inside windows and sill a good clean. 

Thursday 14th: Organise a draw of clothing or two if you are extra motivated today! 

Friday 15th: Go to the place in your home that attracts clutter and put everything back where it belongs. These are the places where things get left like tables, the top of the fridge, a stand in the hallway etc. 

Saturday 16th: Wrap a damp cloth around the end of a long broom and go through the house removing any cobwebs that you can find. 

Sunday 17th: Pick an inside door and give it a good clean on both sides. 

Monday 18th: Clean and organise your cups/glassware area. 

Tuesday 19th: Organise your linen cupboard today.

Wednesday 20th: Tidy up your bedside tables in your home if you have them. 

Thursday 21st: Pick a room and clean all of the light fittings/shades in the room. 

Friday 22nd: Clean out your handbag and purse today. (purse and wallet for US followers)

Saturday 23rd: Find a new recipe to try today. It’s always nice to try something new now and again.

Sunday 24th: Clean your microwave today. 

Monday 25th: Give your outside windows a good clean or hire someone else to do it!

Tuesday 26th: Clean your front door and tidy up the outside area leading to your front door to make your home look more welcoming. 

Wednesday 27th: As this week is national BBQ week it would be a good time to give your BBQ a good clean ready for when you want to fire it up. 

Thursday 28th: Phone a family member or friend that you have not spoken to in a while and take a few minutes to reconnect. 

Friday 29th: Why not bake something sweet today? You could always have a go at one of my recipes such as chocolate crunch or peanut butter and chocolate brownies!

Saturday 30th: Clean and organise a cupboard of your choice today. 

Sunday 31st: As I mentioned before, it is national BBQ week so why not have a BBQ today (weather permitting).

April idea list

Wednesday 1st: Purchase all of your needed occasion cards for this month and next if you would like to be super organised.

Thursday 2nd: Bake something new today. You could have a go at making Devonshire splits like we recently did. 

Friday 3rd: Do something nice for yourself today and enjoy some self care. 

Saturday 4th: Clean the skirting boards (baseboards) in a room of your choice.

Sunday 5th: Play some board games today – if you need inspiration take a look at my board game analysis feature. 

Monday 6th: Today is the start of the ‘Bee active, bee healthy, bee happy‘ week so why not try a new exercise and get your blood pumping. 

Tuesday 7th: Today is ‘World Health Day‘. Have you been for a check up with your GP lately? With the current world health problems we are being told to stay home, but why not write yourself a reminder to have a check up once things are back to normal to make sure that you are in your best health. 

Wednesday 8th: Give your bath and/or shower a deep clean. 

Thursday 9th: Empty, clean and organise one kitchen cupboard or drawer. 

Friday 10th: Clean a radiator in your choice of room today. 

Saturday 11th: Do you have a well stocked first aid kit for your household? Organise yours today or make plans to make one if you do not already have one. 

Sunday 12th: Happy Easter! Eat lots of chocolate (or your favourite Easter treat) and enjoy yourself!

Monday 13th: Cook a meal with members of your household or if you live alone or are self isolating then why not cook a meal with a friend on video call. 

Tuesday 14th: Clean and organise your refrigerator. 

Wednesday 15th: Organise your dvd/game collections today. 

Thursday 16th: Today is ‘World Voice Day‘ so why not use your voice to stand up for something that you believe in today. 

Friday 17th: Clean the inside window(s) and sill in your choice of room.

Saturday 18th: Get your garden furniture out of storage if you have not done so already and give it a clean, so it is ready for warmer weather. 

Sunday 19th: Clean all of the lights/shades in a room of your choice.

Monday 20th: If you have a car then it is time you gave the inside a good clean. 

Tuesday 21st: If you have pets then use some time today to clean and organise their supplies.

Wednesday 22nd: It is currently ‘National Stationery Week‘ so today would be a good time to organise all of your supplies. 

Thursday 23rd: Take your best cleaning supplies and clean all of your taps in your home today. 

Friday 24th: Today is ‘Stop Food Waste Day‘ so if you are not a person who meal plans why not give it a go and see if you can use up the things that you already have to reduce food waste. 

Saturday 25th: Pick a door in your home and clean it on both sides.

Sunday 26th: Do you have any hobbies? Why not try something new today and see if an interest develops?

Monday 27th: How do you store your bread? Clean out any bread storage you have. 

Tuesday 28th: Organise one drawer of clothing today. Remember to donate, sell or recycle what you no longer want or need. 

Wednesday 29th: As today is ‘International Dance Day‘ why not have a mad five minutes dancing in your kitchen. It is sure to brighten your day. 

Thursday 30th: Freshen up your sofa and armchairs today. Hoover them and wipe them down or wash removable covers. 

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