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    Laundry tips from Rajo Laurel and Amina Aranaz

    So much laundry, so little time. Washing machines are lifesavers, but we also need to know how to take care of clothes when they go through these tumbling machines. FashionCare Ambassador Rajo Laurel, along with the its Council members Mommy Mundo Founder and mompreneur Janice Villanueva, and executive director and teacher of SoFA Design Institute, and Creative Director of fashion accessories and bag label ARANÁZ Amina Aranaz-Alunan, share tips on how to keep your clothes looking new for longer. 1. Turn Your Clothes Inside-Out When it came to machine washing, acclaimed fashion designer Rajo Laurel advised women to turn their clothes in reverse and wash them inside out. It not…

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    Why we are excited for IKEA

    By Jane Kingsu-Cheng The titos and titas are excited to find out that the biggest IKEA (pronounced “ee-kay-uh”) in the world is officially opening this Q4 of 2020. Located at the SM Mall of Asia complex, its exact location is the lot under construction, between SM Arena and SMX Convention. But wait, there’s more! It will have two stories full of merchandise (over 9,000 products), with a total floor area is 65,000 square meters—that’s about the size of 150,000 basketball courts. Here are some more things you need to know about this brand that we’re all excited for: Instant availability “You can go to the IKEA store and you can…

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    A busy mom’s wish: Party packs and gifts delivered right at your doorstep

    The holiday season has long since started and as the countdown gets us closer to Christmas day, the crowds at malls and bazaars get thicker too. You don’t have to go through all that hassle as honestbee’s new Christmas Offerings category will give you the convenience to buy all your needs without even leaving your homes. Whether you don’t have the time to prepare the dishes and desserts for Christmas dinner or just want to avoid the holiday crowd in buying gifts for everyone on your list, this app will deliver goods, with over a hundred merchants to choose from, right at your doorstep. Choose from party platters from Cyma,…

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    Tidying up your cleaning schedule

    By Joyce Reyes-Aguila We do not wait for any part of our home to have stains or even an unpleasant smell before we step in to clean it, right? Still, the task of maintaining a household – no matter the size – can be overwhelming and bewildering. Some need visual signals like stains that signal them to attend to something. Busy schedules do not allow all of us to be punctual and vigilant when it comes to ensuring that everything is spic and span. Today, we list some home chores and our recommended timelines for attending to them. We tell you why you should change your bed sheet after seven…

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    Safety begins at home

    By Samantha Nicole Alarilla With the rise of new technology and numerous modus operandi, theft and crime has evolved into something quick and easy; something done in the blink of an eye.  So what can we do to guard our homes?  We must all step up and actively protect ourselves from these crimes. What are some of the things we’ve been doing to burglarproof our homes and what are some new things we can try to double up on security? Here are a few: High fences or walls Most houses and condominiums nowadays would have high fences or brick walls surrounding its perimeter. Some of them would be topped with…

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    10 genius home cleaning hacks

    By Loraine Balita-Centeno Life hacks are tricks, strategies, and not-so conventional methods used to perform a task or achieve a goal. It’s supposed to increase productivity by cutting the time normally allocated to perform the task in half. And there are hundreds of life hacks that cover all aspects of life including, yes, cleaning your home. Here are some of the best tried and tested home hacks that’ll make you wish you learned them sooner. 1. Clean burnt iron plate with paracetamol. Time to put an end to that sticky mess you’re making while ironing clothes. Plug the iron and set it at low, then using a pair of tweezers…

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    How to save on home utilities

    By Samantha Nicole Alarilla With the current increase in petrol prices, it’s not hard to rack up a pretty impressive electric bill. Utility bills here in Metro Manila can range anywhere from six to ten thousand a month, and that takes out a reasonable chunk of the average salary; what more if the prices hike? Here are a few things you can do to save on utilities: Turn off and unplug all appliances when not in use. This may sound very basic, but this is probably the one thing that most people forget. Remember, it’s not enough to switch off the TV set or the electric stove when it’s not…

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    A busy mom’s wish

    By Jane Kingsu-Cheng In a recent research conducted in partnership with one of the leading mom communities Mommy Mundo, it was revealed that women are still apprehensive in having fabrics such as silk clothing, delicate wear, cashmere and wool washed in the washing machine. A majority of the respondents shared that the reason for this is that they are afraid it might ruin the clothes. At the launch of Electrolux’s FashionCare event, attendees were all nodding their heads in agreement. Everyone is scared to have their precious garments machine washed. The brand rounded up its ambassador Rajo Laurel, and council members Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Janice Villanueva to put to the…

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    Mom life made easier

    By Paulyne Fermin Some days I just feel like there are not enough hours to get everything done. The demands of work, keeping the household running and being a wife and mom take its toll. When a child gets sick or a helper quits—make that two in my case!—the juggling act becomes doubly difficult. No matter how tough it gets, there are solutions available to make life a little bit easier. Here are some that helped me keep things in order and my sanity in check. Dial A Help Fact: It’s hard to find good maids nowadays. Moms must have a heavy duty washer and dryer so as not to…

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    Sweet Negrense finds over the weekend

    By Monica Araneta Tiosejo The Negros Trade Fair was started 33 years ago by 14 housewives who wanted to help the province’s economy. Back then, the sugar industry was in trouble, so these women banded together and ventured into handmade crafts as an alternative source of income. The Association of Negros Producers is happy to host the annual event at the Glorietta Activity Center, Glorietta 3 in Makati—almost the same location, then a parking lot, where it was first held. The theme “Sweet Talk: Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice” pays tribute to the sugar industry. Here are some sweet finds: Domesticity The brand’s home accessories provide a rustic provincial flair…