Clean things are comforting. The day I came to know how much my pair of earphones could stir up trouble in the depths of my mind and body, I vowed to keep then obsessively clean and squeaky. Soon I came across this cleaning frequency chart by Yumi Sakugawa which inadvertently blew my mind as well as all my free time. Who knew that bed-sheets have to be washed once a week? This was a fat, juicy tidbit to have since they reasoned that lice spread quickly and without fail. As a healthy, though slobby millennial, I do intend to keep myself louse-free in the future. Everything else said, the chart helps make the dreaded spring cleaning nicely spread out and easy-peasy.
For those who live alone or are just starting to move out of their comfy parental homes, it is a tedious job to remember to clean shower heads. Heck, I didn’t even know you had to. So the next time you feel that your house is being infested by tiny creatures who aren’t helping with the cleaning or rent, take a look at all you missed out on for the past couple of months. Don’t shy away from calling professional help when required. It can be tricky to clean a mattress, or a carpet for that matter. For your sake, we hope that you are cleaning your dishes in time.
Maybe this will prompt you to have a go at the top of a the fridge with that scrubber tonight? Honestly, who doesn’t appreciate a clean kitchen?
Read the infographic below to save yourself precious time so that you can get back to vegging out on the couch. Carpet diem.
“Have nothing in your home which you do not find to be useful or believe to be Beautiful” – William Morris
Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.
That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.
Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.
2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.
If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.
3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.
It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!
4. Corn chips for kindling!
Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!
5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.
Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.
6. Use compact, microfibre towels!
These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.
7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.