Clean homes lead to lower stress levels

The year just started! This often goes hand in hand with spring cleaning. Cleaning has spillover benefits into different parts of our lives. This 2019, consider the long-term impact and intrinsic motivators to cleaning your house. Here are some tips to help you persist through the process of cleaning.

Clearly define your needs and priorities

Some contend that the state of our house is the reflection of our inner beings. Research has found that physical clutter adds to your stress. However, this need not be the case.  When people clear their homes, they often jump straight into throwing things out based on what they feel. This works if what you’re cleaning happens to be in small amounts. However, quite a few of us are guilty of accumulating piles to the extent of hoarding and cluttering our homes.

Set the parameters straight

Define guidelines for yourself on how you should categorise your belongings first. Your priorities and goals should direct what you want in both your life and your homes. Many tend to give up on cleaning after feeling overwhelmed by the clutter. These questions, however, can mitigate these sources of anxiety when it comes to cleaning:

  1. What are quantifiable goals you would like to set for yourself and your family?
  2. What are your top 10 list of priorities as an individual and a family?
  3. How can your house be structured to meet these priorities and needs at all times?
  4. What are things in your house which don’t support these goals?

These may sound like very obvious questions. However, many of us have piles of items stored for years in our homes which may never be used at all. It is important to be able to define our needs and wants. This is not exclusive to just the aesthetics of our homes. It also improves our overall well-being too. 

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Who doesn’t love a nice clean living room to come home to?

You don’t need most of it

The truth is, we probably don’t need most of the items we have. Remember the outfits bought during sale but never worn? Or the lamp bought a while back because it was fancy? These are just a few examples of many things we don’t need. Faced with the stress from work or school, spending money has become means of therapy. Unfortunately, this adds to the stress in the long term. It makes it difficult for cleaning tools to move around the house. This may make us feel that cleaning is a challenging process when it doesn’t have to be!

Another issue with clearing our old items is the nostalgia attached to it. Items which remind us of relationships which we once shared leaves us in a state of standstill. Decluttering can at times help us move on too.

Engage help to clear the clutter

Cluttered spaces are often hosting spaces for pests such as cockroaches and termites. The accumulated moisture in corners are also conducive for mould to fester in. You may want to hire professional cleaning services to help you clear this. This is because professional expertise in these matters would present a higher chance of your home being restored to its original state!

There are also several cleaning services which are available in Singapore to help you with clearing old items and with issues of pests and mould. With a variety of cleaning services ranging from specialised deep cleaning to regular home cleaning and part-time helpers who help you with simple cleaning tasks, Sendhelper caters to your budget and cleaning needs. Available on iOS App Store and Google Play Store, you can book whichever cleaning service you need right now and have your home cleaned as quickly as the next day!

The lifesaver checklist for your last minute party

Christmas Party!

The month of December is almost synonymous with party, parties and more parties. For some of us, the year passed us too quickly and before you know it, it is already the end of the year! Some of us may not have the habit of planning year-end parties in advance, others might want to hold last minute parties in response to cancelled plans. Whichever is your reason for planning your party last minute, we have come up with a simple comprehensive checklist for you to help you cope with the flurry of last minute preparations.

Decide on the theme ASAP

As with all parties, it is important for you to decide on the theme of the party that you want ASAP. You might want to create a Pinterest board to visualise how you would like your party to be like. This would make it easier for you to plan the party faster and troubleshoot for possible problems, coming up with back up plans in the event of these issues happening.

Send out your calendar invites immediately

Once you are done with deciding on the theme, decide on the date of your party fast. It is better to leave at least 2 weeks’ minimum before the party for your guests to RSVP to. However, if it is really last minute, try your best to leave at least 1 week for your guests to respond to, sending them a google invite and texts concurrently to remind them to check their emails for the invite. As you send out google calendar invites, remember to schedule reminders for 2-3 days before the party, to remind your guests of the party.

Alternatively, you can also create an event on Facebook and invite friends to keep track of your party’s attendance list. You can also post and receive updates on the event page. Doing this also leaves you some buffer time to respond should any of your guests have to pull out last minute because of various reasons.

Plan your food and beverages

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These snowmen won’t melt in aircon temperature!

For food catering, you would need to inform catering companies 2-3 weeks prior to your event. For parties planned last minute, this is often not an option. While you can still call restaurants to bulk order food, restaurants are usually very busy closer towards Christmas and year-end. Fret not, it is still possible to have yummy food for your party!

 These are categories of food which you can easily prepare:

  1. Dips like hummus and guacamole to go with crackers.
  2. Different toppings like bruschetta to go with bread
  3. Food on skewers
  4. Nut mixes in bowls
  5. Meats/ cheese/ fruit platters

These are some fancy drink ideas which you can easily prepare on a budget:

Fruit punch!
Keep it cool with some fruit punch!
  1. Big-batch punch
  2. Fruit infused water 

When you are planning your menu, it is also important to have a vegan and gluten free option. This is respectful of friends with different dietary needs. It is essential for you to buy the ingredients at least 3 days in advance. This  allows you some buffer time to get anything last minute if need be. Furthermore, you might also want to prepare or buy a lot of ice for the drinks too. 

If you are looking to throw a barbeque party, you can easily get helping hands for cooking up the grill and serving your guest. Just email Sendhelper.com at info@sendhelper.com and we will send you a seasoned pro to help you out. 

Show your hospitality through the small touches

The devil is in the details – express your hospitality through small details which are usually overlooked. Plan your seating plan of the party such that it is conducive for interaction between guests. Also, you might want to note that more people would be using the toilet than usual. As such, it is advisable to prepare extra paper towels in your bathrooms and some feminine necessities should some female guests require them during your party. 

Set a reminder to turn on your aircon

Set a reminder for yourself to turn on your aircon an hour before your guests visit. It is easier for your aircon to cool the room when there is less people. You might want to consider servicing your aircon units or perhaps have it go through a chemical wash before your party. Unknowingly, we tend to leave our aircon unit servicing till a longer time than recommended. By then, dust would have accumulated in our aircon units and might trigger allergic reactions. 

You can keep your air conditioners in top shape by getting it serviced regularly. Available on iOS App Store and Google Play Store, Sendhelper is a platform where you can find a variety of home services including aircon services at your convenience and at an affordable rate. 

Of course, the list is non-exhaustive. Having these points addressed would at the very least ensure that your party is well functioning. Furthermore, having the party planned out as such would give you more time to have fun during your party as opposed to panicking to get things you have missed out during the party. Remember to enjoy your party and happy holidays!

3 BENEFITS OF COOKING FOR OTHERS

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Food – a topic discussed about at least once a day for most. All of us have to eat to survive. Yet amidst the hectic pace of life, some skip meals or some eat too unhealthily. However, given the increased hype in nutritious and healthy food today, most prefer to eat home- cooked food but are unable to regularly eat it due to time constraints from packed schedules. In a response to this demand, the idea of on-demand cooking services has been conceived.

If you enjoy cooking, here are some reasons why you should try providing on-demand cooking services:

  • Earn extra income through your passion

In this situation, you can have your cake and eat it. Unlike having to cook hundreds of portions the way chefs have to, the number of portions needed for on-demand cooking services are often no more than 4-5. When you are cooking for your client, you do not feel the stress and the heat of an intensively used restaurant kitchen. What’s better than to get paid for doing what you enjoy?

  • Improves your creativity

When we cook for our own family, our growths as cooks are limited by the palates of our loved ones. Having to cook for a separate set of palates evokes means that cooking the same dishes is done differently. This requires the cook to flex their creativity to ensure that taste is not compromised. 

  • Boosts self confidence

When one sees through the final stages of cooking before dishes are served, there is a surge in pride for work well done! Finally done! The utter satisfaction in oneself after having cooked a meal pleases the soul and boosts your self – confidence.

It’s time to start cooking! As cooking ingredients and tools are provided, all we need is your talent and expertise! Sign up with Sendhelper as an on-demand cooking service provider on our website now!

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Singapore’s Ageing Population & The Need for Better Home Care for the Elderly

Image Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg
Image Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg

A recent report released by the National Population and Talent Division says Singapore is ageing at a faster pace compared with the last decade. Pool of citizens aged 65 and older grew to 14.4% in 2017 from 9.4% in 2007. The reason for the unprecedented growth is the lifespan of Singaporeans has increased while the birth rate stayed low.

For the economy and the government, however, the retirement cohort is not expected to add excessive financial burden since they are financially much prepared than the pioneer generation. The public spending on each retiree throughout their retirement years will only go down, expects Dr. Walter Theseira of the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

According to Professor Tan Ern Ser of the National University of Singapore opined that if seniors are able to enjoy good health and can support themselves for a much longer time, there is less cause for concern.

With the rising population of seniors, the healthcare industry should be prepared to meet the health care demand. Healthcare services for the elderly can be classified as Residential or Community Healthcare Services.

Residential services cater to the elderly who fall sick or bedridden with a need for residential healthcare facilities like community hospitals, nursing homes, respite care, inpatient hospice care when they are unable to be cared for within their own homes.

Community health care services will allow the elderly to remain at home. Healthcare services provided at home are very popular and preferred because many elderly prefer to spend their time with their family in a familiar environment. These services typically include medical, nursing and palliative care services.

In view of the popularity of home-based care, the government is rolling out initiatives to encourage ageing-in-place by ramping up of elderly care services. With 117,000 seniors expected to be semi-ambulant or non-ambulant by 2030, the demand for care for senior citizens is expected to rise significantly.

To enable seniors grow old at home the Ministry of Health has launched a Home & Community Care Masterplan. The plan includes; (i) training and assessing a new corps of domestic caregivers (ii) expanding community befriending programmes to strengthen the support network for seniors and their families.

In the private sector, technology platforms like sendhelper have been building a community of trained nurses and expert caregivers, thus providing families easy access to home care professionals on –demand. Such platforms enhance the government’s effort to grow the support network with the aid of technology. Nurses and caregivers have the opportunity to cater to the healthcare needs of the elderly by being a part of the community.

According to Dr. Mathew Mathews of the Institute of Policy Studies, ageing does not have to be viewed as a crisis because many older Singaporeans continue to be productive in their later years even after retirement. Having easy access to government support and healthcare professionals, they will have a peaceful retirement life.

References:

(a) https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-ageing-at-faster-pace-than-a-decade-ago

(b) https://www.msf.gov.sg/media-room/Pages/Enhancing-home-based-care-options-for-young-children,-elderly-and-disabled.aspx

(c)https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/healthscope/archive/2012/MOH%20Healthscope_July-August%202012%20Issue.pdf

(d) https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singapores-ageing-population-a-ticking-time-bomb

Deep Cleaning, Elderly Care and Leather Cleaning Services Launched!

We’re soft launching new services you have asked for! We are now ready to fulfil more home services letting you have even more control over your household needs.

The new services are: Deep Cleaning, Elderly Care & Leather Cleaning.

Find out the type of services available under each category and pricing below.

1. DEEP CLEANING

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DEEP CLEANING SERVICES
AREA (sq.ft) PRICE (S$)
500-700 $320
701-800 $350
801-1000 $380
1001-1200 $410
1201-1400 $450
1401-1600 $510
1601-1800 $600
1801-2000 $710
OTHER SERVICES (ADD-ONS) PRICE REMARKS
MATTRESS STEAM CLEANING $70.00 SGL
$90.00 QUEEN
$120.00 KING
WAX PARQUET FLOOR $50.00 PER RM
OVEN CLEANING $40.00
HEAVY DEGREASING KITCHEN $90.00
STEAM CLEAN KITCHEN FLOOR $85.00
FRIDGE CLEANING $40.00
REMOVAL OF MASKS/SCOTCH TAPE STAINS $60.00

 

2. ELDERLY CARE

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ELDERLY CARE SERVICES
PRICE
Washing  

 

 

 

$30/hour (includes all services)

Dressing
Feeding
Toileting
Medication
Mobility-related activities
Transferring
Companionship
Transport Assistance

 

3. LEATHER CLEANING

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Bags
Size XS (< 20 cm) $80
Size S (20 – 25 cm) $90
Size M (25 – 30 cm) $100
Size L (30 – 35 cm) $110
Size XL (> 35 cm) $120
Wallets
Size XS (Coin Pouch) $40
Size S (Bi Fold) $50
Size M (Tri Fold) $60
Size L (Long Wallet) $70
Shoes/Heels/Boots $70
Demoulding $45
Water Protection $40

 

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HOME APPLIANCES AT GREAT PRICES!

We have curated some of the most common home appliances you will need to do your home chores at great prices. What’s more? Prices are all inclusive including FREE delivery island-wide.

Browse through the catalogue of products available for the month of August.

 

 

1. Electrolux Washing Machine

Washing Machine

Washing is made easy with the Electrolux EWW12753 7kg Washer

SGD1019 (U.P SGD1499)
SAVE $480

Key Features:

  • With Electrolux Vapour Refresh program, you will get wrinkle-free clothes with less ironing hassle. It refreshes your clothes, leaving them smelling fresh and looking like new.
  • Electrolux Vapour Care reduces allergens by up to 99.9% even at 40°C while taking care of your family’s well-being.
  • Electrolux AddCloth feature allows you to quickly and easily drop in a piece of your forgotten clothing even after your washing cycle has started.
  • Electrolux washing machine cares for every precious piece. The Woolmark Apparel Care certifies the gentlest treatment and care of hand-wash only woolens.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Electrolux
Model: EWW12753
Product Type: Washer & Dryer Combo
Colour: White
Spin Speed (rpm): 1200
DimensionsWeight (kg): 50
Product Height (cm): 85cm
Product Width (cm): 60cm
Product Depth (cm): 58.5cm


 

2. Tecno Portable Air Conditioner

AC

Keep any indoor atmosphere cool and liveable with the Tecno Air Conditioner

SGD569 (U.P SGD639)
SAVE $70

Key Features:

  • 10,000 BTU cooling capacity.
  • Electronic soft touch controls with lighted LCD screen.
  • Full function remote control.
  • Timer function.
  • Adjustable air vents.
  • Sleep function.
  • Quite operation.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Tecno
Model:  TAC-100RC
Product Type: Portable Air Conditioners
Weight (kg): 25


 

3. Electrolux Handstick Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum

A powerful 3 in 1 Handstick Vacuum Cleaner for the entire room

SGD499 (U.P SGD520)
SAVE $21

Key Features:

  • Perfect for cleaning your floors, above the floor surfaces and your bed mattress.
  • Powered by Lithium Turbopower battery for optimal cleaning performance and longer run time.
  • BrushRollClean technology for an effortless and tangle free cleaning at the press of a button.
  • DustSpotter LED lights enables you to clean at the darkest spots.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Electrolux
Model: ZB-3233B
Product Type: Handstick Vacuum Cleaner
Colour: Bronze
Weight (kg):2.63
Product Height (cm): 107cm
Product Width (cm): 15cm
Product Depth (cm): 26cm


 

 

4. Panasonic Steam Oven

Oven

A healthier option that cooks food with less oil or no oil at all

SGD449 (U.P SGD549)
SAVE $100

Key Features:

  • Equipped with steam, bake, steam bake, healthy fry and fermentation function.
  • Maximum 30 minutes of steam generation.
  • Comes with 3 level of steam temperature: Low, Med and High Steam oven capacity of up to 15L.

 

Specifications:

Model: NU-SC100WYPQ
Product Type:  Steam Oven
Weight (kg): 10.8
Product Height (cm): 35.1cm
Product Width (cm):  35.5cm
Product Depth (cm):  45.5cm


 

 

5. Philips PerfectCare Steam Generator Iron

Iron

 A powerful steam iron for ultimate crease removal

SGD349 (U.P SGD380)
SAVE $31 

Key Features:

  • OptimalTEMP technology, no temperature settings required.
  • Lock your iron securely to the base station for easy carrying around the house and to reduce the risk of accidentally touching the hot soleplate.
  • This Philips GC-7808 iron will never cause burns to any ironable fabric.
  • You can even leave it resting face down on your clothes or ironing board.
  • SteamGlide soleplate moves smoothly over any fabric.
  • A durable, 5 layer coating—including anti-corrosive base—makes it last longer.
  • Keep steaming as strong as ever and extend the life of your iron with Smart Calc Clean, a built-in descaling and cleaning system.
  • Save energy with ECO mode.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Philips
Model:  GC-7808/40
Product Type: Steam Generator Irons
Weight (kg): 2.95
Product Height (cm): 22.3cm
Product Width (cm): 19.3cm
Product Depth (cm):  37.3cm


 

 

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