I faced this problem last week. So when the contractors had painted our walls, they left behind teeny tiny flecks of paint on the floor, which creates a very sandy texture. When we first got the keys after renovation was done, we dutifully vacuumed and mopped (twice), only to have the floor inspected by the Dust Detectors on the soles of my mother and mother-in-law’s … Continue reading Cleaning off Paint from Tiles
Here’s what’s been going on in the weeks I haven’t posted anything. Decluttering I’ll be the first to admit I’m not great at this aspect and I’m having problems really letting go. Perhaps it’s because I’m saving art supplies for that one day that I will actually get down to crafting something, no matter how ridiculous it might seem now. Perhaps it’s because I was … Continue reading Updates in my life.
Weekends for us now are crazy busy. On Saturday, I woke up to finish up the advertorial that’s been dragging for a couple of days, and then we decided to visit the new house to check on things and see what needed to be bought. We then headed over to the Expo, (thankfully we managed to get the car from my husband’s aunt otherwise it’d … Continue reading Two houses down, two to go
So I’ve listened to the Minimalists’ podcasts, I’ve read Goodbye, Things, A Year of No Clutter, and Spark Joy, but putting this into action is harder than I thought it would be. I’ve always thought I could let things go, and I’ve donated a ton of stuff, but somehow, I’m getting stuck. (Note: I’ve put the links to the books above, but I’m not getting … Continue reading Letting Go
I took out everything from the boxes I’d brought home yesterday and stacked them on the bed in piles. Let’s be honest. This is a mess. And I quickly got very overwhelmed, so I started by sorting out my jewellery and hair accessories: all the cheap earrings I’d bought over the years or those that were given to me but I never ever wore, those … Continue reading Decluttering: Day 1
This year has unexpectedly become the year of Moves and Weddings. There are three in my family this year, which is a rarity (usually there’s just one each year), and doesn’t include all the other weddings of friends etc that I will be going to. I just cleared out an entire room, which was the room I’ve lived in from late teens till I got … Continue reading I packed my room and it fills a car.
Okay, I didn’t make it out without buying anything, but most were replacements–not necessarily zero Waste either–for things I was running out of. Here’s what I bought and accompanying rationale: Pre-Trip Wet tissues. This was a disaster. I wanted to get them but my in laws beat me to it and I also bought so we now have at least six packets (three are nooTrees). … Continue reading Taipei trip: No shopping?
Here’s a list of things I want to try and achieve while I’m still jobless. Sell some of my things, i.e., luggages, extra bags, the second cushion compact, my winter jackets Learn to be proficient in SEO. Make this site more SEO friendly as a test. Get more freelance writing gigs. I have one sorta lined up. Learn how to make zero Waste body lotion … Continue reading While I’m unemployed…
I can’t remember when I first broadcast this experiment, but it was probably in February after I got my Chinese New Year outfits. So here’s an update of what’s happened shopping ban wise: I have not shopped. I have neither bought things online nor offline, except for plane tickets and hotel accommodation, WiFi router rental and travel insurance. Which sounds impressive but actually here’s why: … Continue reading No shopping update