CLEANING

How I mop the floor

What I use to mop the floor

I have taken over the task of mopping the floor of my home for a few years. It is not a task that I particularly enjoy doing. However the satisfaction and comfort of having a clean floor for my family overrides my initial adversion towards mopping thhe floor. Eventually after a few weeks of mopping, [...]

How we wash, dry and store our dishes/plates/pots

Storing pots and pans

I stay in a place where we have about 10 people. Sometimes with visitors, the number can go right up to more than 10 or even 20 people. However, we keep things simple, washing, drying and storing away our dishes frequently. Washing dishes, pots and pans If you cook in your home, there are a [...]

Dish wash soap effective for floor rags and hand towels

Do you find that using soap powder is ineffective when it comes to washing floor rags and hand towels? You may be tempted to switch to more expensive liquid detergent in order to clean better. I have recently discovered that we can clean just as effectively using the humble dish wash liquid soap as with [...]

How to avoid clothes smelling bad after washing

washing clothes

You wash your clothes, dry them out but the next thing when you collect them, they do not smell good. Either you could still smell some stinky sweat smell or there is a typical unpleasant smell that comes with clothes that did not dry under the hot sun. It may help if you use  liquid [...]

Should you wash clothes everyday or weekly?

Each one of us has a difference preference when it comes to doing our laundry. Some of us would prefer to do our laundry daily or once every two days. Some would accumulate their dirty clothings (and underwear) for about a week or more and then wash them all at one go. Personally, I wash [...]

Creative public toilet notice designed to make people keep the toilets clean

Creative public toilet message

The following poster is pinned at the back of each washroom stall that subtly motivate the public to keep the toilets clean: You can flush away your hopes and dreams, but not sanitary products. While we support your dreams to become a football star, let’s not practice on the flush handle. If you want a [...]

As a stay at home mom, you must have a lot of free time

Many working people mistakenly thought that a homemaker, caregiver or a home based person have a lot of free time. A friend of mine who gave up her career in order to raise her boys the best of her ability shared with me that it is annoying when she repeatedly got asked this question: “So [...]

Should you outsource your laundry or do it yourself

Clothes drying under the windy sun

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 [...]