Colleges advise getting the application checked over by others, as they know how hard it is to spot your own mistakes.
The trick is to set yourself apart by telling the story in an interesting way.
Let us take on of the most mundane and awful tasks on the planet – ironing - how would you construct an interesting tale around that?
Would you increase the drama by giving yourself a strict deadline you have to meet or invent an impossible struggle against a difficult shirt you need as flat as a pancake?
Would you look at how to present it in a funny and interesting way like a time your ironing board broke, and you had to find inventive ways to flatten out your clothes such as sitting on them?