How to get rid of ants crawling around your kitchen, counters and dining table

CLEANING, HOME, Kitchen
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I am ashamed to admit this…. it but there was a time where my house was literally infested with ants. When I took over the household chore of sweeping and mopping, I was often overwhelmed at the sheer amount of moving ants that would be crawling on my kitchen floors, counters and dining table. My [...]

Clip opened packages and unfinished 3-in-1 coffee and tea using binder clips

HOME, Kitchen
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What do you do with opened packages such as 3-in-1 beverages and other packaged snacks and dry food? For dry food such as oats, rice and spaghetti, you can pour them into an air tight plastic containers. A friend of mine use expensive clips to clip the packages together. But how about smaller packets like [...]

How to have more joy and discipline when ironing clothes

HOME
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I am quite surprised when most of my friends told me that they actually HATED ironing clothes. It is a task that they seriously do not look forward to. How about you? Do you hate ironing? Currently, I am ironing clothes for my entire family. While it is not a task that I love, I [...]

Simple way to temporarily store receipts for calculation and records

ORGANIZE, Planning
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Do you keep your store and shopping receipts all over the place? Ever since I realize that I have exceeded my monthly budget, I have kept a close tab my expenses. Tracking my incoming and spending each day has help me to be more mindful of my spending and hence reduce the daily expenses and [...]

How to manage the massive amount of clothes that you have

Bedroom, ORGANIZE
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In these past few years, decluttering and minimalism are often the talk of sites and social media. Tonnes of videos are made to teach folks how to declutter the massive amount of clothings that they have. But how about those who have massive, HUGE collection of clothes that they absolutely love and cannot bear to [...]

How to Organize Newspaper or Magazine articles that you wish to read later

ORGANIZE
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Often when we read the newspaper or magazine, we may come across some interesting, thought provoking or memorable articles that we wish to keep for reading later. How could we preserve and store these articles? My older organization methods of newspaper articles: I grew up reading newspaper as we had the papers delivered to our [...]

Ways to encourage usage of recycle bags instead of plastic bags

Recycle
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Recently, Animal Planet featured an interesting case study on how to get people to use recycle bags instead of plastic bags at grocery store checkout counters. At first, someone dressed in a costume made of plastic bags all tied up together to show to the customers the impact on how plastic bags literally cluttered up [...]

How to repurpose an old diary or planner

Planning
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You may have an old diary or even a  planner that is lying around and that you have not used for the year. Or perhaps you have just used for a few pages but later abandoned it in favour of another diary. We would be heading to a new year and seeing the unused diary [...]

Should you maintain the garden yourself or outsource the work?

GARDEN
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If you have a huge garden- should you be doing your own gardening or outsourcing the work to paid help such as gardeners or general workers? The decision whether to manage the garden yourself and if you do, the type of skills required depends on a few factors such as: 1. How big is your [...]

Overgrown and messy garden attracts bad energies/ entities

GARDEN

This article may be a bit spooky, hence I leave it up to you to believe it or not…. Years ago, I was told by a spiritual master that my garden had wandering spirits occupying it because my garden was overgrown with weeds, was messy and unkempt. Due to its unkempt nature, the spirits did [...]