Monday, 7 March 2011

Make a Difference Day

Realised that I forgot to tell you about one of my housework habits when this was the hot topic of the last post. Every week I have a ‘make a difference day’. This is when I abandon normal housework and try to make an improvement in each room of the house. It can be something simple like sorting a pile of magazines or straightening books on the book shelf or it might be cleaning a patch of carpet or wall. I try to do something in every room. Anything really that is quick and yet makes a difference to your home. Since I adopted it I have been surprised by how satisfying it can be. Try it.

We had a day out to Somerset on Saturday. The boys wanted to see Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The planes didn’t do much for me if I am honest, but I found the pictures of young dishy air men and details of female mechanics in the war fascinating. We called in at Wells cathedral on the way back and I indulged myself in my love of the architecture of these majestic buildings. I reckon I must have been a stone mason in one of my previous lives. Wells is a lovely town too. Even the weather was kind if bitterly cold.


  1. 'Make a difference day' is a great idea!

  2. Hi Lacey,
    Thank you for following me. I think 'make a difference day' is very useful as it makes doing something dull sound exciting and satisfying. It works for me anyway. You could also have 'make a difference day' with writing too. Mmmm now that's a thought....Mx

  3. That is a great idea M - I must try it!

  4. Hi Flowerpot,
    Let me know how you get on. since I wrote the post, I have found new ways to use it too. Motivating and satisfying, but simple and quick. Mx

  5. I like the idea of this Make A Difference day... Do you do one room a week, or in every room that day?

    I must admit, sometimes I get the tidy bug, and I do declutter and sort things through... and it does feel great :D

    I was going to try and do a 'thorough' clean day... choose a room and get it up to scratch. But I'm liking the idea of Make A Difference. Maybe less daunting if I do things in patches.

  6. Hi Teresa,

    The trick is not to get carried away in one room. You walk into a room, spot a change you can make relatively quickly and go for it. Good luck. Let me know how you get on. Mx