cleaning

Should you outsource your laundry or do it yourself

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 [...]

Home so much cleaner when pets not allowed in the house

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]