Should you have a real garden or replace it with concrete tiles?

GARDEN

When planning for your home, you may sometimes be deciding whether to have a real garden (with grass, plants, scrubs and flowers) or may often be tempted to just turn the entire green patch into concrete. I have a garden in my home and I cannot tell you how often I am tempted to convert [...]

How to Clear a Messy Garden

GARDEN

Few years ago, I’ve managed to clear out my extremely messy garden. Often termed as ‘messy mini jungle’ but some friends, I decided to clean it up once and for all. If you are like me, having no prior experience in gardening and cannot differenciate plants from weeds, I want you to know that with [...]

Cheap but effective way to organize your luggage and handbag

HOME, ORGANIZE, Travel

Last month when I was travelling, I tried to figure out a way which I could organize some items that could cause chaos in my luggage bag- meaning after packing them, I would have problem locating these items in my luggage. These items are:  chargers for mobile phone, netbook, camera, international adaptors, spare batteries SD, media cards, [...]

How to organise small items like sewing stuff

HOME, Misc

We are using an old Singer sewing machine- the very manual kind that is made of wood. From young, all of those little items like pins, needles, buttons, elastic bands, zippers, thread would be just placed haphazardly in the 4 drawers. When things are kept that way, it would be hard to find your stuff [...]

How to organize/ display your book collection

Books, HOME

When I was young, we did not have a proper book case to store our books. Later a relative gave us a multipurpose rack which we used to arrange the books we had. The lesson that I’ve learned is that it gets into a real hassle as the books arranged in open book rack would [...]

How to store loose change/ coins at one place

HOME, Misc

Loose coins/change are notorious…. they turn up all over the place- at table tops, between/under the sofa, unk and various drawers, at the bottom of handbags/backpack, in the car seat and even kitchen counter top. In order for clutter not to build up, you need to assign a home to all objects. We cannot be [...]

How to organize a small closet

Bedroom, HOME

Many people struggle with an overstuff closet where they just cannot seems to find their clothes. Or they have a closet filled with clothes and yet have nothing to wear. I used to fill my closet with clothes that does not look good on me (hoping that I would get into them when I am [...]