CLEANING

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

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 [...]

How to overcome tick/fleas outbreak in your home

In the past, I’ve dealt with fleas outbreak a few times whereby I find my home infested with ticks and fleas from my pet dogs. Once, I’ve had a very nasty surprise when I was trying to wash my main sliding door curtains- to find that it has a few hundred dog ticks hiding behind [...]

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 [...]