Organize your ideas in an idea book or a journal

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If you are a writer, blogger or working in a creative field, you may be struck with inspiration at the most unusual places- while waiting for your train, taking a walk or just as you are about to fall asleep. Some people may jot down the ideas on whatever pieces of paper that they could [...]

How to you organize older photos/ digital prints?

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Before the age of Smartphones and digital (now cloud) storage, we would take photos with a camera and then go and have the photos developed. You may have lots of these photos lying around at home. Wondering what you want to do with them? If you have a lot of older photos, the feeling you [...]

Should you outsource your laundry or do it yourself

CLEANING

Each day, I see folks carrying a pile of clothings to the dobby located not far from my house. They would bring about a weeks’ worth of clothes to be washed by the dobby and come over to collect it later. Sometimes, I would see my neighbors carrying a huge basket of clothes to another [...]

How to minimize buying clothes that you would not wear

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Most of us are guilty of having far too much pieces of clothing that we know we would never wear. This builds up clutter and it gets a little traumatizing when we need to clear off the wardrobe to make way of new pieces of clothing. When I was much younger, I am guilty of [...]

How to overcome tick/fleas outbreak in your home

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In the past, I’ve dealt with fleas outbreak a few times whereby I find my home infested with ticks and fleas from my pet dogs. Once, I’ve had a very nasty surprise when I was trying to wash my main sliding door curtains- to find that it has a few hundred dog ticks hiding behind [...]

Home so much cleaner when pets not allowed in the house

CLEANING, HOME
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During end of April this year, we made a decision not to allow our pet dogs in the insides our home (eg living room, bedroom and kitchen). It was the first time in my life where I do this as I have lived with pets my entire life. What triggered the decision I grew up [...]

The therapeutic effect of cleaning and gardening

CLEANING, GARDEN
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Yesterday in the late afternoon I spent about 2 hours pulling out weeds in the my garden. The weather was cloudy, hence it was not hot and the occasional wind is soothing. I ended up with 3 solid huge black bags of weeds that I pulled out with my own hands. Cleaning and pulling out [...]

Organizing/storing your work tools

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If you are handy person who often worked using saws, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, etc, your best way of organizing and storing these items would be to hang it up on the wall of your garage like below: Hanging the tools not only saves space as it is making use of a vertical space (wall), but [...]