Write down important events/ reminders in a family calendar

ORGANIZE
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A calendar is useful not only for us to refer to the dates but to refer to important events and reminders. Personally I refer to a paper calendar more than I do with a digital calendar. When purchasing a calendar, I always pick one that has space for me to write down. For the last [...]

Location of Clutter can tell where you are stuck/ state of mind

Bedroom, DECLUTTER
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I came across some interesting resources that shared about what the location of our clutter tells us about ourselves. It is good to reflect to see if the observation is applicable to your life. Some of the items in blue italics are my own words based on personal experience. 1. Entrance of your house Fear [...]

Baking Soda and Vinegar NOT effective for clearing blocked pipes/drains

CLEANING
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Last year, I had to clear the blockage of 2 areas in my home- one was a waterway from my bathroom and another was a pipe flowing from my verandah to the drain. For my bathroom, it was obvious the drainage was blocked as water would overflow back into my bathroom. It is quite yucky [...]

Clearing dust using vacuum cleaner instead of duster

CLEANING
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When we were younger, we would clean out the dust with a duster and wiping with cloth. In the past, I used to dread these cleaning exercises as it will trigger a bad sinus due to the flying dust. What I have learned is that if you are clearing dust using feather duster or any [...]

My experience in planning for festival using a planner and diary

ORGANIZE, Planning
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In most important event, there is usually one main person who ended up to coordinate and often do most of the things. Examples are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chinese New Year and other festivals where you need to clean the house, do shopping and cooking for guests or planning for an anniversary or wedding event. [...]

Recycle small plastic container for portable snack containers

HOME, Recycle
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One of the ways to avoid buying junk food is to bring health snacks with us while we are out and about. Because when we are hungry, we would tend to grab unhealthy options such as chocolate bars, ice cream and chips. In the past, I reuse a small sour plum plastic bottle to fill [...]

How to store your bed sheets, pillow cases and beddings

Bedroom, STORAGE
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When I was young, my mom would store washed bed sheets in shelf at the cupboard. There was no systematic lines for folding and dividing the items. So when someone went to the shelf to rummage through something, the whole place becomes a huge mess. And then, as it was an old wooden cupboard, some [...]

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 [...]