Home Improvement

10 house cleaning hacks that will change your life, like vodka as a mattress cleaner!

If you don’t have a live-in domestic helper, chances are you do the cleaning yourself. Hate cleaning? You’re not alone – most of us lack the motivation to do housework. The next time you invite guests over, try out these easy breezy house cleaning hacks! Dry wet shoes quickly How many pairs of shoes have been ruined by crazy Hong …

Asif Ghafoor - June 24, 2015

Don’t want lead poisoning? Here are some home water filter recommendations, from HK$300 to HK$6,000!

Nowadays, the talk of the town is the lead-in-drinking-water crisis. The pollution of drinking water is undoubtedly a serious problem for everyone – no matter where you live, whether it be public housing estates or private residential blocks, this crisis affects everyone in the city. The government said that they would purchase water filters for the residents of several housing …

Asif Ghafoor - August 27, 2015

[Infographic] How to make a bed – hacks you need to know

We all know how to make a bed, but doing it effectively and beautifully takes more than just practice. The bed is the centrepiece of the room; after all, it is called the bedroom for a reason – so the state of the bed is what ‘makes or breaks’ the room. No matter how tidy or well decorated the rest …

Asif Ghafoor - January 11, 2016

10 DIYs that save space and help you stay organized (Part 1)

DIY is all the rage nowadays, and for something like home décor, it’s more popular than ever because we all want to personalize our home. There is no question that living spaces in Hong Kong are tight, and more often than not renovation can cause a fortune, not to mention the hassle of moving out etc. However, I am here …

Asif Ghafoor - January 13, 2016

10 DIYs that will help you save space and stay organized: Part 2

Now Part 2 of DIYs that will help you save space and stay organized. You can read Part 1 of the DIY here. Hanging file racks slash painting An alternative to just a painting, you can have beautiful file organisers that hangs on your wall where you can put your paper works and double as wall decorations. The best part …

Asif Ghafoor - January 14, 2016

5 Hacks to Get more Lighting in your Living Room

Imagine when you are renovating your apartment; after getting most of work done, chances are the lighting issue would be the most irritating part that gets on your nerves. With the view of setting comfortable lighting, many other factors would kick in, such as the size and the orientation of the room. Speaking of the lighting of the room, they …

Asif Ghafoor - February 8, 2016

Clean up your apartment – it’s spring!

Spring has arrived with the end of the first quarter of the year 2016 – can you believe how fast time has passed? With spring, it’s time for us to do a bit of deep clean to get our homes into shape and welcome the sunshine. For those of us who celebrate Chinese New Year, we would already have swiped …

Asif Ghafoor - April 12, 2016