Unless you are one of those highly organised people who grew up with a weekly shoe polishing ritual which is still with you, then you end up saying to yourself 'I must polish these shoes' every now and again when you notice they are dull and scuffed.
For me, this is generally in the reception area waiting to go into a work meeting. And of course, by the time I get home, I have forgotten all about my good intentions towards my scruffy shoes, and back they go into the wardrobe.
Similarly with clothing repairs and alterations - I have had a button off a cardigan for longer than I remember, and just go about with a middle button missing looking unkempt; and I bought too singlets last Summer from H&M which I can't wear until I shorten the straps. Well, I can wear them, but they would be rather more daring than I would like.
So this evening I have set aside time to get those jobs done.
A marathon shoe-shining session sees the shoes all polished and shiny; a needle and thread has seen the button sewn back on; and a mere ten minutes at the sewing machine with matching thread has seen the singlet tops altered and they are now ready to be put back in the wardrobe to be worn.
Week 13 challenge: done!