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If there’s one thing that I want to disappear in the house that is the household chores in general! ^_^

With a poor time management in my hand, there’s always one thing that I keep on neglecting… cleaning the house!  To think I only live in a studio-type apartment with one bedroom and I still can’t clean it up!  Tsk tsk… I suppose I need help, eh?

If only I’m living around Austin, Texas I can simply call maid services Austin in the area.  A housekeeper Austin can help me with keeping the household clean whenever I can’t manage it.

But, I’m not.  I suppose I need to work this out all by myself, right?

I would like to maintain the house and do it by schedule, but every time I already lay out a plan to clean everything something will come urgent online and I ended up doing online stuff instead of cleaning.  🙁

I suppose I can follow this tips I found at a blog regarding maid cleaning and see if this can be applied to my schedule.

  • Get Focused.  It means no distractions, and that means ME!  Hahaha… Everything should be turned off, the PC, TV and the likes.
  • Get Organized.  Make a check list. List down everything that needs to be done and check it once done to see your accomplishments so far.
  • Get help.  If you really can’t clean better ask help.

These tips seems to be very helpful.  I badly need these kinds of tips, and of course, time management tips to juggle everything in 24 hours in a 7-day work week!


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Uses for Table Salt


I found this interesting article at about the many uses of table salt.  They’re sharing 13 uses but I’ll just share 5 uses then read the rest of the other uses at the article source.  Fair enough?  ^_^

Table Salt Can…


Shell nuts easily.  It can shell nuts easily by soaking the nuts (pecan or walnuts) in salt water for a couple of hours.  It will be easier for us to shell them while keeping the meat whole when you cracked them.


Keeps cut fruits and vegetables from turning brown.  Oh yes, I’ve been doing this.  I sprinkle a dash of table salt on my cut apples before putting it inside the refrigerator.  But according to, place potatoes or apples in salted water to prevent them from turning brown.  Guess, it work both ways.  Don’t forget to rinse before consuming the fruits or vegetables. ^_^


Remove odors from wood cutting boards.  I didn’t know about this… 🙂  According to the tip shared, sprinkle coarse salt over a wood cutting board and rub the salt into the board using a cut lemon.  Rinse with warm water.


Remove red wine stains.  Here’s how you should do it:

  • Immediately dab the wine stain with a cloth.
  • Then pour a bit of salt onto the stain and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Rinse/wash the material with cold water and keep dabbing until the stain is gone.
  • Repeat with salt if necessary.

This works on carpets and most cloth material.

Clean the mess in your oven.  If a pie or casserole bubbles out into your oven, put a handful of salt over the spill.  It will keep the mess from burning and smoking and instead form a crust that can be cleaned up easier after the oven has cooled.


This is just a few of the many uses of table salt.  According to Salt Institute there are more than 14,000 ways to use salt.  Read the link. ^_^





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Hubby’s New Baby


A couple of weeks ago, hubby is deciding what to buy for the house… is it a DVD player (we don’t have any) or new speakers for the PC (the old ones has been broken a few months ago). I told him I’ll be buying the DVD player from my blogging money, so that means he’ll be buying the speakers then.

I also suggested to check out those Energy speaker sellers in the web to see if he can find a good bargain. He followed my suggestion but he also checked out speakers in the mall. Luckily, last week, he found a great sounding speakers. Even I liked what he bought. Now, he’s calling it his new ‘babe’! Lols!


Anyway, Zoie and I have been busy using his speakers for listening to music online and watching movies downloaded in the net. Nice buy, dad! ;-)



Two weekends ago, we finally decided to buy a 2-burner stove and LPG and stop using SuperKalan. We’ve been using SuperKalan since we moved in this apartment 2 years ago.  Actually, we have a 1-burner stove and LPG, but hubby decided to just leave it with the in-laws and let them use it.  So, I was stuck with the SuperKalan.

It’s costly when you use SuperKalan, we always used up its gas in a month and will buy a new one for almost Php250.00. If with delivery and other charges, like gate pass, it’ll cost Php300.00 already. Right now, I’m keeping track as to when our new LPG will last, and if we’ll save a few bucks from it…

Anyway, I took a picture of our new stove, as a souvenir, I know its not branded but at least its working fine. That’s good enough for me.

I can cook longer now that the stove and LPG project done, laminate flooring for the kitchen and dining, and the living room next… What do you think, hubby?