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

ORGANIZE
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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 [...]

Should you vacuum or dust first and the truth about portable vacuum cleaners

CLEANING

There are 2 school of thoughts: 1. Some people prefer to dust and then vacuum because dusting will cause dust to settle in lower surfaces which can be vacuumed off 2. Some people prefer to vacuum first then dust because it seemed that vacuuming may result in dust being distributed back to the air. For [...]

Buying and storing fresh vegetables in your fridge

Kitchen

It is so much more healthier to prepare and cook your own vegetables at home. We cannot be sure how clean the vegetables outside – are the vegetables washed frequently? As well as food additives like MSG, too much salt/sugar/oil are used to make the food taste better. The oil used (often recycled oil from [...]

Organizing and storing your beads, findings and craft creations

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In the past, I love making craft items and therefore have quite a huge collection of craft supplies which I have bought throughout the years. Initially, I would just store beads in the original plastic packaging that they came in. However I find it hard to look for the beads and often they spill out [...]

Outsource house painting, repairs and maintenance if you are not good at it

CLEANING, HOME
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I bumped into an exhausted neighbor of mine who have attempted to paint up one of her property unit on her own. Not only that the work made her very tired, but she also developed some skin allergies when the paint got on her hands. At the same time, she was unwell through inhaling all [...]

Decluttering your items: To sell, give away/recycle or throw?

DECLUTTER
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I realized how much of stuff I have when during a recent renovation the workers had difficulty moving my stuff around in order to paint my house. During the renovation exercise, I took the opportunity to go through another round of decluttering to clear up more space in my home. Anyone who is wishes to [...]