Hi there! The fact that you are reading this post, you’re probably in the midst of preparing for Home Improvement Programme (HIP), or you have completed yours and is living in regret now for the lack of preparation. Nonetheless, let’s learn from experience and prepare ourselves for the upcoming battle HIP or your future HIP.
We have opted in for Home Improvement Programme and EASE, hence we will get 2 Brand new bathrooms (Common and Master Bedroom), new wooden main door & metal grille, as well as new rubbish chute hopper.
The upmost important procedure that you should never miss for your preparation. No matter how minor a renovation work is, there bound to be dust, and HIP ain’t minor work at all. So, dust proof everything that you are keeping. The whole dust-proofing process took us (2 ladies) 4 days. -A 4rooom HDB unit
Kitchen – We sealed this powerpoint differently. It’s re-sealable. In case we need a powerpoint outside our living space, we can still use this.
We tagged the items in both toilets which we intend to keep and re-install after HIP, so that the workers can help to keep them aside for us.
You may think that we are being exaggerated in our dust-proofing work, but I have to tell you, it works, not much of cleaning to be done in the end because the entire house is almost dust-free, except for the stones on the floor from all the hacking works.
So there are the items we used:
A full list of items we used:
Sorry Mother Earth for not being green, but we feel that this is essential.
Look out for next post topic: The beginning of HIP and how the detailed dust-proofing saved us.
What do you need when you need to dry your wet laundry?
I’m staying at 90s HDB flat, and here are the items I need:
I thought things should turn better when I move into a new BTO flat, until I see the new laundry hanging racks.
Perhaps we should get a dryer, I did a quick research and at my best knowledge, there are 2 types of laundry dryer, #1 electric dryer and #2 gas dryer. In any case, both are not cheap, in terms of product and electricity / gas bills.
Having rumbled so much, I am fortunate to have chanced upon a solution to my problem recently. After watching the demo and had a try out on the solution myself, all I want to say is, “what more can I wish for?” Continue reading “Life Made Easier – Steigen Automated Laundry Systems”
Think Hua Hin, think Royal Pavilion Hotel, at least that true for me. It was our second trip to Hua Hin in July 2017, and we knew we had to go back to this hotel for it’s fantastic services and comfort. The building looks 3-stars, but service unquestionably matches it’s 4-stars rating. Continue reading “Accommodation Review (Hua Hin): Royal Pavilion Hua Hin Hotel”
It’s always so welcoming to be back at Singapore airport. Some countries make me wanting to stay longer, while some just make me miss home.
It was a short trip, but enough yo make me miss my home country.
High standard of living makes me want to visit some countries for shopping, but I never want to stay there for long.
Constant train breakdown makes me complain about my life. Then i realised, at least our ez-Link card allows us to take all sorts of public transport, while some countries uses different cards for different transport. Ours often breakdown (at least recent years), but stations between different lines are linked, we don’t need to cross any bridge or road like some countries do.
I am taught to queue for everything. You want something? Go queue for it; but this doesn’t appear in every countries. Cross only when there’s green light, but not every countries green man blinks. Pay as per the price tag amount; but in some countries you need to bargain and half it (it’s tiring and I don’t like it)! Well it’s pretty obvious where I went to, isn’t it?
Having educated in the city, there are many things that I donnot have knowledge about (blame it on my little reading knowledge too). For example, that solid looking ground might be just a thin layer of hardened soil on top of muddy water.
But I really enjoyed the quality customer service there. Be it at the street market or malls, you know why they are called the Land of Smiles.
Oh my bed, I’m back to my comfy firm bed and high pillow! What more can I wish for, for now…