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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. 

Clean living room
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!

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4 tips for cleaning your sofa

After a long day at work or school, coming home to lounge on the sofa feels like absolute bliss.
However, not cleaning the sofa properly turns it from a place of comfort to a breeding ground for bacteria and other germs. Here are some tips to care for the sofa at home appropriately!

1. Locate the sofa away from the window

Position the sofa away from the window

Sunlight can react with photo-sensitive pigments in sofas. This results in a change of colour over time, which isn’t always reversible. Furthermore, there may be incidences of rain affecting the sofa if the window is not closed properly. These stains cannot be cleaned easily. As such, it is advisable to place the sofa from a distance away from the window.

2.  Read the label

Understand the characteristics of the fabric before cleaning. The codes shown on labels indicate how different fabric should be cleaned. The following are the breakdown for codes on fabric labels:

  • W – This indicates water can be used to clean the fabric.
  • WS – A dry cleaning detergent or mild detergent and steam vacuum can be used
  • X – No water, vacuum only
  • S – Clean with dry cleaner detergent

3. Clean the sofa consistently

Clean the sofa regularly

Consistency is key in maintaining upholstery in good shape. If the vacuum at home has an upholstery function, vacuum the sofa weekly along with other cleaning chores. Remember to vacuum the corners and lift up the seating (if possible) to clean the base of the sofa. If the couch at home is made of leather, consider wiping it with a damp cloth regularly.

Make cleaning the sofa a weekly activity at the very least. Not cleaning sofas consistently makes it difficult to clean after a long time. Consequently, the accumulated dirt will affect our health.

4. Treat stains immediately

If something spills on the sofa, clean it immediately lest the stain sets. Additionally, check the sofa once daily for stains which have gone unnoticed through the day. Here are points to note when cleaning the stains:

  • Wipe spills with a paper towel or dry cloth as soon as the spill happens. Do not make rubbing motions. Instead, blot the liquid out.
  • If the stain cannot be removed with a dry cloth, use a water-based cleaner to remove the stain. However, do a patch test of the cleaner in an inconspicuous corner of the sofa to see if the cleaner works with the fabric. Doing so prevents complication of the stain.
  • However, do not try to clean oil-based stains as this might cause a bigger stain. Oil-based stains are more complex to remove and would require deep cleaning services to remove.
  • Baking soda is not the solution to all stains. There are many stain removing tips on the internet which suggests baking soda for removing stains. However, the effectiveness of baking soda is dependent on what kind of stain it is and how long has the stain been set in the upholstery for. If these factors are not clear, it is better to consult a professional to help with the cleaning of your upholstery.

Cleaning and caring for our sofas are not easy tasks. However, there are professional cleaning services available in Singapore which can help you clean your sofas. Available on iOS App Store and Android Play Store, Sendhelper is a platform which allows you to book professional home cleaning, deep cleaning, sofa cleaning, mattress cleaning and other such services in Singapore at an affordable price and at your own convenience.

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5 Tips to help you reach your new year goals!

goal chart
credits: lindamelone.com

“New Year resolutions do work!”, is a statement most would not agree with. Many usually stumble 2 weeks into trying to achieve their new resolutions. However, what happened in the past should not define what is to come! It is possible for us to achieve our resolutions and goals. Here are some tips for you to help you achieve the goals you set for yourself in the year of 2019!

Avoid vague resolutions

People often give up on goals when they feel that what they have set for themselves are unachievable. This is likely caused by vague phrasing of resolutions. Examples of such resolutions are:

“I would like to be fitter”

“I would like to sleep earlier”

Envision goal setting as if we are novices knowing nothing about building planes but are tasked to build one. The vagueness of these goals is a stumbling block in itself. It is like expecting a newbie to build a plane with missing instructions. The lack of clarity in direction of goals will and has caused many to stumble.

Quantify your goals

Craft your resolutions better by quantifying them. Here’s how the earlier examples can be phrased better:

“I would like to be fitter –lose 4kg by 6months

“Instead of sleeping at 2am, I would like to sleep by 10pm every night”

The latter statements also express the same intentions in a more specific manner. However, actions that could be taken for latter statements are more tangible than the former statements.

Be present, don’t multi-task

Don’t be busy, be present. Being present heightens our awareness to our surroundings and ourselves. Doing so helps us to be conscientious in attaining our goals. Additionally, we use our time better and thus feel less burnt out.

We also become more sensitive to small details otherwise unnoticed on a daily basis. Being aware of how our bodies react to different stimuli might help us to improve our health incrementally. We might not see the dust at home. However, sinus flare ups are signals to us that our aircon needs to undergo maintenance.

Sleep better to regulate your emotions better throughout this journey

sleep better

The adult body requires 7-9 hours of sleep daily. This is a consensus agreed upon across different research boards. Sleeping enough, at the right time, prevents disruptions to our moods and hormones. Furthermore, when our circadian systems are in sync with their natural rhythms, our bodies are less susceptible to illnesses. This decreases the number of obstacles we face in improving ourselves. Keeping dirt and allergens at bay helps us to get enough sleep. If our schedules are packed, there are cleaning services and laundry services to ensure that our homes and clothes are cleaned.

Achieving your goals is a process, not an end point

Achieving your goals is a journey, not an end point.

Many people feel great weight on their shoulders when they speak of their goals. Don’t feel overwhelmed – achieving our goals is a process. Our minds and bodies require time to adapt during the process. Sleeping enough helps us to regulate negative energy. Being kind to ourselves when we err helps us persevere along the way. Whatever your goal may be in the year of 2019, Sendhelper wishes you all the best for the new year!

How Santa became jolly (and other aspects of Christmas)

We don’t usually invite everyone into our homes. Much thought goes into curating guests we bring into our houses. However, the urban myth of Santa Claus entering our humble abodes secretly sits fairly well with us. Why? This is likely due to the myths we’re used to hearing since we were children!

How Santa Claus came to exist

The myth of Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas is pretty well known. It was said that Saint Nicholas was an affluent Bishop who once visited a home. He placed gold in the same house secretly. This went on for a few times before the recipient of his goodwill caught him in the act. This myth of Sinterklaas travelled with Dutch settlers to USA. Over the years, Sinterklaas became known as the Santa Claus we are familiar with today!

Santa Claus was not a product of a successful marketing ad

What you know today is vastly different from the Santa of the past. Santa was considered to be quite a creepy, gaunt man before 1823.  The poem, ‘The Night before Christmas’,  published in 1823, changed public impressions of Santa. In Moore’s poem, much like Saint Nicholas, Santa was said to give away presents while travelling to different homes in reindeer sleighs.  Since then, Santa became the affable chap we clean our homes to welcome today!

What we know today is vastly different from the Santa of the past. Santa was considered to be quite a creepy, gaunt man before 1823.  The poem, ‘The Night before Christmas’, published in 1823, changed public impressions of Santa. In Clement C. Moore’s poem, much like Saint Nicholas, Santa was said to give away presents while travelling to different homes in reindeer sleighs.  Since then, Santa became the affable chap to welcome whom we clean our homes for before Christmas!


Illustration of Santa Claus in the year 1882

1881 illustration by Thomas Nast 

From 1931 to 1964, Santa Claus dressed in red and white was seen stopping to read a letter and enjoy a bottle of coke in the ads. These classic ads you know of remain popular even till today.

Due to the huge popularity of these ads, an urban myth that Coca-Cola created Santa’s image sprouted. This urban myth is untrue. Prior to these ads, Santa wore different colours. He was also seen wearing red and white even before Coke was invented.

Santa’s favourite reindeer was a product of successful marketing

Original copy of 1939 "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" distributed to all the children who visited Montgomery Ward
Credits: americanhistory.si.edu
Original copy of 1939 “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” distributed to all the children who visited Montgomery Ward

Another Christmas myth you probably heard of would be Rudolph. Santa’s ninth reindeer Rudolph was the product of a successful marketing campaign. Montgomery Ward is an American retail enterprise which still operates today. In order to attract consumers to the Montgomery Ward department in 1939, Robert L. May wrote a poem about Rudolph. As seen in the marketing collateral above, red booklets containing the poem was distributed to children who visited Montgomery Ward. This was all part of a marketing effort to attract children and their parents to visit Montgomery Ward. And Rudolph did ‘go down in history’! Even till today you still hear ‘Rudolph the red nosed reindeer’ every Christmas.

Gift giving on Christmas

Christmas  Gift
Credits: pixabay.com

Today, you might purchase Christmas gifts as early as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! Consumers today also spend less on food for Christmas, opting to divert their expenditure towards their children. The convenience of online marketplaces means that as a consumer, you are more likely to purchase Christmas presents online than in physical stores.

Dead weight loss of traditional Christmas gift giving

While the main idea behind gift giving is lovely, giving gifts may not necessarily convey our intended messages. Economist Joel Waldfogel’s research on gift giving showed that a gap exists between the money spent on a present and the value ascribed to it by the recipient. This means our gift recipients may not have valued the physical gift we gave them as much as we hoped they would. Waldfogel feels that to minimise wastage of resource allocation, we can change the forms in which gifts are given. Forms of gift giving which he suggested included giving gift cards or donating to charity in your gift recipients’ names.

Changes in trends of Christmas gift giving How Christmas might change in the future

Interestingly, current trends for gift giving are headed towards investing in shared experiences of holiday getaways or short-term hobby classes. In essence, this trend is in line with Waldfogel’s suggestions. It is not hard to see how this trend came about –consumers are more environmentally conscious and inclined towards unique experiences than their predecessors are. Paper & plastic wraps and gifts which aren’t utilised do not fall in line with millennial aspirations to be more environmentally conscious.

How Christmas might change in the future

It will be interesting to see how Christmas celebrations will change in the future. Factors of such include: increasing income disparity across developed nations and aging European population.  You may also see changes in cuisine served during Christmas. This is because people react to changing financial budgets and dietary needs as times change. Certainly, the types of gifts given will also change accordingly to the change in dynamics of the population. Additionally, new viral material might also lead to changes in Christmas traditions as you once knew.

It will be interesting to see how Christmas celebrations will change in the future. Factors of such include: increasing income disparity across developed nations and the aging of European population.  We may also see changes in cuisine served during Christmas. This is due to the changing financial budgets and dietary needs as times change. Certainly, the types of gifts given will also change accordingly to the change in dynamics of the population. Additionally, new viral material on social media might also lead to changes in Christmas traditions as we once knew.

Regardless, Christmas is a time for us and our loved ones to enjoy. Keeping our homes clean is definitely one of the biggest priorities for the holidays. Sendhelper is a platform on which you can book all cleaning services you need within the palm of your hand. Catered to your budget and preferred timings, you can book cleaning services on our app now!


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

Snowmen cupcakes
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!