Get 30% cashback this month by completing 4 ad-hoc jobs.

Get 30% cashback this month by completing 4 ad-hoc jobs. The cashback is valid for the 4th job.

 

Terms & Conditions

    1. 30% cashback will be available to be applied to all services except for Laundry and Aircon (material charges) completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $30 off the 4th job done. This cashback is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
    2. The offer is valid only for customers who completed 4 one-time jobs and cashback is only applicable to the 5th job for labour charges on non-hourly jobs or standard hourly jobs ad-hoc jobs.
    3. Offer valid from 1st to 31st December 2018 only.
    4. No cashback applicable on material charges.
    5. Minimum order size of $25 shall apply for Laundry jobs.
    6. In the event there are 4 jobs on the same date, cashback will be applied to the job with the lowest amount.
    7. Customers are to provide the 4 completed job IDs for their jobs within the promotion period so as to redeem the cashback.
    8. Credits cannot be used to pay for the one-time services under this offer as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
    9. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
    10. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
    11. Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

Get up to $15 cashback on laundry and aircon jobs for December!

Recurring Customers get 15% cashback on all laundry and aircon (Labour Charges) jobs for all of December 2018! Existing ad-hoc cleaning and cooking customers can convert to recurring and avail this offer too.

Terms & Conditions

    1. 15% cashback will be available to be applied on Laundry and Aircon (Labour Charges) jobs completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $15 off the total bill of each job. This cashback is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
    2. The offer is valid only for Recurring Customers with active recurring jobs and cashback is only applicable on Laundry and Aircon (Labour Charges) jobs concurrent with such active recurring job.
    3. Offer valid from 1st to 31st December 2018 only.
    4. Cashback is only applicable to Labour Charges in case of Aircon jobs. No cashback applicable on material charges.
    5. Minimum order size of $25 shall apply for Laundry jobs.
    6. Customers are to provide the job ID for their job so as to redeem the cashback.
    7. Credits cannot be used to pay for Laundry and Aircon services under this offer as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
    8. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
    9. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
    10. Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

Feel more at home in your humble abodes!

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All of us have a strong need to feel safe and secure. Naturally, we look for characteristics of our environments which makes us safe. Psychological and physical comfort are 2 most important attributes which differentiates a home from a house for us. When we feel stressed from work or school, coming home to an inviting and cosy home feels very comforting! Here are ways to increase the homeliness of our homes!

Ensure cleanliness of the environment

Looks are very deceiving – our table tops and surfaces might look clean but a swipe of a finger would reveal some amount of dust. Due to our busy schedules, we often leave cleaning our homes to the weekends or sometimes postpone it till much later when our houses look dirty. When our homes look dirty, our bodies would already have been affected adversely. Home maintenance is important as a dusty environment can cause allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis flare ups. Thus for the sake of our health, it is important to consistently wipe our floors and tables every 1-2 days to prevent the build-up of dust in our homes because we are happier when we are healthier. You can always book cleaning services in Singapore with ease on Sendhelper as well as per your needs.

Have house plants

Having plants in the houses can break the monotony of the environment. Plants take in the carbon dioxide from our respiratory processes and convert it to oxygen, freshening the air quality at home. Green, the colour of leaves, is found to be a soothing colour which helps to relieve anxieties in people. Additionally, having plants at home can be a low cost alternative to having a pet while providing similar benefits as rearing a pet will. Also, how our plants grow at home may also reflect the home gets enough sunlight or appropriate amounts of light. If regular watering of the plant has happened but the plant is not as green as it should be can be a signal that something in your home environment should be improved.

Lighting

Looking to diet and lose weight? It is better for you to eat in brightly lit places as it influences you to eat slower and chew better. While it is common knowledge that poor lighting can cause eye damage, most do not know how much the lighting of our environments affect us. The light intensity in our houses is usually consistent through different rooms. However, this is not conducive as different rooms have different energy levels. For example, your living room is where the family gathers to do things together and the energy levels of the living room is higher than the rest of the house. Hence, it is better to have more intense lighting in the living room. On the other hand, too much light will affect our circadian cycles and consequently our sleep. As such, it is better to have dimmer lighting in our bedrooms.

If you have yet to alter your lighting at home, you can engage handyman electrician services and get well-trained electricians to help you install new lights at home. Available on iOS App Store and Android Play Store, Sendhelper is a platform which you can book electrician handyman services in Singapore for different needs such as home repair and electrician services to help you with the installation of different lights.

Play with colours and texture

According to design psychology, textures can signal a welcoming home. We feel more comfortable in wider spaces which has soft textures like flannel. Natural textures which are soft also makes us feel more cosy at home. Additionally, it is better to have soft cushioned seats at home – research has found that sitting on softer surfaces makes us more inclined to listen and communicate peacefully with people around us.

It was also shown that colours can affect our moods. Vibrant and vivid colours increases our energy levels whereas softer pastel tones are calms us down. It is also important to note that how we react to colours is also highly related to our personal experiences. For example, if we grew up disliking the pink paracetamol syrup we had to take when we were sick, seeing the same shade of pink is likely to cause us high levels of discomfort. If you wish to repaint your home or add another coating to give your home a fresher look, you can always look for wall painting services in Singapore on Sendhelper app.

There are many ways in which a calm and comfortable environment can be created. It is important to note our family’s reactions to colours, patters, textures, lighting and shapes when customising our homes. When the needs of each member is met, everyone will feel at home.

Brief history of laundry

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Did you know that ancient Rome was the place where laundry services were first offered? In comparison to their counterparts, ancient Rome had highly sophisticated urban systems which allowed this to happen. Clothes washers known as fullones were tasked to wash and clean the clothes of Roman citizens. This was due to the wool used to make clothes then, which absorbed a lot of sweat due to the hot climate of Italy.  Pliny, the Roman author and philosopher, has described laundry services in his writing but laundry services in ancient Rome are best explained by some paintings found on the walls at Pompeii.

Laundry was a man’s job in ancient Rome as it was highly laborious. Clothes were first washed in vats, where fullones would stamp on them to remove dirt debris in the clothes. After which, the clothes were hung out to dry. When the clothing was dry, the wool had to be brushed before being hung on the viminea cavea , a special basket under which sulphur was placed to bleach the cloth. Cimolian, a fine white earth, was also rubbed into garments to increase whiteness of the garments.

In ancient Europe where laundry services were not available, people had to manually scrub at their own garments at water bodies. Thankfully for us living in the 21st century, such laborious tasks are a thing of the past. The design of the laundry machine has changed significantly since it was conceived in 1782 by H. Sidgier of Great Britain. The first manual laundry machines mimicked the act of a human hand on the washboard and was first patented in the United States in 1846. Given the growing middle class during the Industrial Revolution happening at the same time, these labour-saving devices eased the workload of the working class. As such, popularity of these devices grew.

In 1908, mankind saw its first electric laundry machine. However, The Thor laundry machine in the US was targeted at the commercial laundry market. While this was happening, Maytag Corporation, also in the US, developed laundry machines for the consumer market. Since then, other brands and companies have come forth to produce their own laundry machines. Today, it is common to see an array of laundry machine models and brands when we are sourcing for one ourselves.

Doing laundry today is not as laborious as what the fullones had to do and doing our laundry requires less time than before. However, our schedules are much more packed than our predecessors’ and society demands more of each person than before. Furthermore, some garments such as those with intricate lace designs or those made of silk material require extra care which most of us lack the expertise to handle and wash. With platforms such as Sendhelper, you can get laundry services at your doorstep at an affordable rate in Singapore. Quality laundry services and dry cleaning not only maintains the quality of your clothes throughout the years, it also takes one task off the list of responsibilities which you have to answer to. Available on iOS App Store and Android Play Store, you can now book laundry services at your own convenience now!

How Black Friday became the massive sale you enjoy today!

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It’s that time of the year! Great massive discounts to be enjoyed! The prime time for you to get the shirt you’ve been eyeing for a while now. It’s the time of the year after Thanksgiving where you give more thanks for all the cost savings you enjoy! Black Friday is here! Yet have you ever wondered how did Black Friday become Black Friday?

Since the 19th century, retailers in America have been rolling out mega discounts the 2 days after Thanksgiving. You definitely can imagine, how the crowds would rush to stores for these discounts. Traffic was immense. Amidst the chaos, some thieves make use of this opportunity to shoplift. As you would guess, the police force had to continue working through their Thanksgiving holiday. The Philadelphia Police Department began to refer to the 2 days after Thanksgiving as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Black Saturday’ because of the immense workload they had to face while everyone enjoyed their holiday. These terms soon caught on in Philadelphia and spread to the rest of America.

Despite efforts to change it to “Big Friday” to eliminate negative connotations, Black Friday still stuck with the crowd. So how did Black Friday come to evoke great excitement within the masses the way it did today? Well, in the 1980s retailers decided to place focus on ‘red to black’ concept, that Black Friday was the turning point for their profits to reflect positively on them and us, their customers! Many retailers in America also utilise on this period to speak of what they have to offer during the Christmas season which starts almost instantly after Thanksgiving holidays.

Today, Black Friday has spread across the globe. Different countries have their own cultural take on this day such as the 11/11 Sales otherwise known and Singles’ Day for Asian consumers. After the huge sales and cost savings you have enjoyed, you are eager to put on your new clothes bought. It is advisable by immunologists that you wash your new clothes thoroughly before wearing them. This is beneficial for your health as finishing chemicals used to tackle wrinkle resistance, flammability and microbial attacks of cotton fibres are carcinogenic and bad for your health. In Singapore, there are laundry services available which picks up your laundry from your doorstep and returns the cleaned clothes to you at your home. These laundry services include the usual washing of laundry and dry cleaning of your clothes, ensuring that your new (and old) clothes are in the best states.

Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Singapore. However, you still get to enjoy the largely discounted prices of different items through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. At Sendhelper, we would like to see your houses at their best states after festivities. In addition to laundry services, Sendhelper also provides a range of household services such as cleaning, aircon servicing and maintenance services, handyman services and more. This weekend, enjoy 50% off for 2 jobs completed from 24 November 2018 to 26 November 2018. Available on iOS App Store and Google Play Store, book the household services you need this weekend now! Terms and Conditions apply.

Black Friday promotion! Up to $50 Cashback! Just Get 2 Orders of Any Service Completed

Get up to $50 Cashback! Complete 2 job orders for any service from 24th November 2018 to 26th November 2018.

Terms & Conditions

  1. 50% cashback will be available to be applied to the third job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $50 off the total bill.  This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
  2. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 24th to 26th November 2018 as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  3. For Aircon & Handyman jobs, cashback applicable only on labour charges.
  4. For laundry, it is a minimum order of $25.
  5. The offer is valid only from 24th November 2018 until 26th November 2018.
  6. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  7. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  8. Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services, but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

PROMOTION: Get $50 ON YOUR FIRST ORDER. EXCLUSIVE TO FIRST-TIME USERS.

First-time users will get 50% cashback off their total bill on any service completed before 30 November 2018.
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$50 off on first order all services (Nov 18)

Terms & Conditions

  1. 50% cashback will be available to be applied to the second job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $50 off the total bill. This promotion is applicable to first-time users only and cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.
  2. Valid only until 30th November 2018.
  3. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 1st to 30th November 2018 as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  4. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  5. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  6. Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

Little things at home which harms our children’s health!

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There are many details overlooked in our daily life which may affect our children’s health. Ignorance is not bliss when our children fall prey to illnesses. As the immune systems of kids are still developing, it is easier for their immunity to be compromised. Here are a few areas in our daily habits which we can tweak to protect the health of our young ones!

Limit their cell phone usage

Many parents pass their cell phones to their children to entertain them. Research by scientists at the University of Arizona found that there are 10 times more bacteria on cell phones than there are on toilet seats. Pathogens found on cell phones might not cause you to fall ill instantly. Yet, microbes such as E. Coli, Streptococcus and MRSA are also bacteria which you would not want entering your body.  Viruses can also spread on phone surfaces as we pass it from one person to the next.

Clean their belongings

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a common problem faced by childcare centres in Singapore. Blister like rashes all over our children’s body is an unbearable sight for us. Consistent cleaning of your child’s belongings and sanitising their stationery after school keeps viruses and germs at bay. This helps to remove most of the germs and bacteria which your child has carried home from school.

Make sure that the drainage of our sinks are fully cleared

Often, the gut flora of our young ones are not resistant to bacteria in food the way adult stomachs are. As such, proper food preparation means one less incidence of your child battling gastroenteritis. The drainage in our sinks often have little bits of food or ingredients after we wash used plates and utensils. The moisture and residual food bits are playgrounds for bacteria to fester. The bacteria would spread to the next batch of food that is prepped and washed in the sink. Hence, for our children’s health, it is important to ensure that filters in our sinks are cleaned properly.

Clean and service air conditioners regularly

According to SingHealth, 1 in 5 school-going children in Singapore have atopic eczema. This means that 1 in 5 school-going children in Singapore react to allergens in the air around them. This skin condition is also related to other atopic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. This skin condition can act up due to the heat in Singapore. This conundrum can be mitigated by simply conducting due aircon cleaning. Regular aircon servicing and aircon chemical washes can clear the filters in our aircon units, minimising the amount of dust in the air. Available on iOS App Store and Android Play Store, Sendhelper is a platform which allows you to book necessary aircon maintenance services in Singapore at an affordable price and at your own convenience.

In order to maintain our children’s health in the best state, consistency in maintaining cleanliness in different parts of our houses and lives is key. The list of things which we should watch out for definitely does not end here. What are parts of your house which could be improved to provide a healthier environment for your child?

Up to $30 Cashback! Just Get 2 Orders of Any Service Completed

Get up to $30 Cashback! Complete 2 job orders for any service from 17th November 2018 to 19th November 2018.

Terms & Conditions

  1. 30% cashback will be available to be applied to the third job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $30 off the total bill.  This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
  2. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 17th to 19th November 2018 as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  3. For Aircon & Handyman jobs, cashback applicable only on labour charges.
  4. The offer is valid only until 19th November 2018.
  5. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  6. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  7. Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

Don’t share your homes with pests!

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In the past year, National Environment Agency (NEA) has been engaging commercial cleaning services to destroy mosquito breeding grounds and rat burrows in public areas. Despite their efforts, these pests still continue to flourish. With the highly clustered urbanised environment of Singapore, pests have greater accessibility to food and water sources. According to Straits Times, the population growth of Singapore has resulted in more buildings to answer this demand. This robs the pests of their natural habitat. In response to the loss of their natural homes, they then seek shelter in your homes.

Termites in timber

One of the common places for pests to hide are in our timber furniture or structural timber of buildings. Some are need of less moisture than other species. Nonetheless, when moisture accumulates or water leaks, damage to our furniture begins. This becomes access points for termites to make their homes in and lay eggs. Often times, damages made to built-in-furniture can be difficult for you to resolve – tearing down and rebuilding the furniture is costly. A lower cost option would be to engage deep cleaning services to clean out the termites and their eggs if the furniture is of sentimental value to you. However, if you choose to renovate your home, do consider complementing the renovation of your home with deep cleaning services after. A thorough deep cleaning of your house will remove any remnants of termites in crevices otherwise not noticed by the untrained eye. Additionally, doing so can remove any lying debris which could possibly hurt your little ones.

Bloodsucking bedbugs in beds

Other sources of accumulated moisture are your clothes and beds. Combined with the warmth of your body, these places make cosy homes for bed bugs. When you see cluster of itchy red patches across your body from insect bites, these are usually signs of a bed bug infestation. Usually signs of bed bug infestations are only prevalent when the bed bugs have really taken over parts of your house. The worst bit about bed bug infestations is that it is often at a serious stage when you notice it. Specialists conducting spring cleaning services can ensure that your upholstery is fully eradicated of bed bugs after the pest control has killed off the bugs in the room. Additionally, soaking your clothes in boiling water will also help to kill the bugs and bacteria in your clothing.

Mosquito breeding

According to a CNA (Channel News Asia) article, there was an increase in households receiving fines for breeding mosquitoes this year. NEA takes the removal and prevention of mosquito breeding very seriously. You should too! The itchy bites you receive might sometimes cost you a hefty sum when you’re hospitalised for dengue. However, all of this can be prevented with vigilance. Always turn over your pails and pour any still water away to avoid these blood suckers from breeding in your home.

Lizards and roaches living in your space

Lizards might sound like a lesser evil than sharing spaces with roaches but interacting with both pests affects individuals with asthma and allergies. Both of these nocturnal creatures pick up diseases by hiding in filthy places. Hence when any of these 2 pests touch your food, utensils or any other surfaces, they contaminate the objects and can spread bacteria such as Escheria Coli, Salmonella and transmit diseases such as gastroenteritis.  Usually, the chutes which rubbish is disposed and doors left ajar are means in which these pests sneak into your houses. From then on, they would find dark corners which you usually don’t notice to hide and come out at night to find food. Don’t leave any of your food wastes outside and always dispose them straightaway. If doing so doesn’t resolve the issue, hire professional cleaners to source these dark corners out and exterminate these pests is important. Sendhelper is a platform which you can book professional cleaners for deep cleaning, move-in move-out cleaning, and spring cleaning services in Singapore at an affordable cost. Available on iOS App Store and Google Play Store, you can now request spring cleaning services at your own fingertips now!