CLEANING

The therapeutic effect of cleaning and gardening

gardening as therapy

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

Vacuum cleaner

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

Vacuum cleaner

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 [...]