Tips to maintain a clean and tidy home!
Updated: Nov 17
Are you dread of doing the following household chores?
1. Scrubbing your bathrooms
2. Vacuuming and mopping the floor
3. Cleaning the windows
4. Wipe the ceiling fans
5. Changing of bedsheets
6. Laundry and ironing
7. Washing of kitchen appliances such as oven, microwave, hood, hob and sink
8. Dusting all the open shelves and display
Following listed are some housekeeping ideas to assist you to save time and hassle, having a clean and tidy home everyday:
A. Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Get a robot vacuum cleaner, set timer to schedule operation automatically on daily basis, and uses remote control and smartphone app to control, comes mop function for certain models as well, and will also self-dock and recharge by itself after every usage.
So, which is good?
There are many brands and models available in the market to select from as low as S$50 to almost S$3,000.
We had personally tried and tested various models for the past years, would advise first-time user to consider the following factor before making your purchase,
1) Noise acceptance level
For those that are of lower price range, the robot vacuum cleaner will have a louder motor frequency sound, while those of higher price range will usually be quieter.
2) Household area
Say for example if the whole house is a HDB 5-bedroom flat with minimal rugs and carpets on the ground, using a lower price range robot vacuum cleaner will be sufficient.
However, if your house bound to have many obstacles on the ground, you might consider a higher range robot vacuum cleaner that are with AI intelligent and will also have “keep out zones” function to prevent it heading into areas like bathrooms.
Last but not least, the amount you are willing to fork out for. As robot vacuum cleaner are considered as gadgets, the lifespan is usually around 2 to 3 years, and usually there will be new models and functions available in the market after the stated period. Therefore, if you just want to serve its purpose, we personally feel that the low-mid range model will be sufficient. Nevertheless, if you had extra cash to spare, simply go for the high range model that will have additional features and operates in silence.
For online purchases, do read the product reviews, see their monthly sales, and chat with their sales operator for any queries before you finalize the order!
B. Glass Cleaning
Get a glass scrubber/squeegee to remove all water droplets after every bath session, save on using glass cleaner sprays!
C. Removing Stains
Remove stains on induction cooker and glass hob
Step1: Mix well white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, toothpaste (optional)
Step 2: Spread over the stains using toothbrush
Step 3: Leave it for 20 minutes
Step 4: Clean with the inner lemon peel
Step 5: Wipe it with a cloth
Step 6: Spray white vinegar on remaining stains and scrub gently with scrubber
Step 7: Wipe and looks as good as new!
D. Engage experienced housekeepers
Why do it yourself when you can chill and relax, while someone cleans for you twice monthly for as low as S$150? You may choose for ad-hoc services as and when you require the cleaning service, or you may choose to engage them bi-weekly, or even on weekly basis!
They are well-trained with household chores like vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning bathroom, windows, ceiling fans, kitchen appliances, changing of bedsheets, anything else you need assistance with!
We had been engaging their service for almost 2 years. You may choose to use the same housekeeper, or you may request for change whenever you want.
If you like to give it a try, you may book your appointment via their website www.helpling.com.sg, and apply this Promo Code mskz87 to acquire SGD$25 off on your first trial booking!
They offers post-renovation and moving-out cleaning too!
Share with us on your cleaning and housekeeping method too!