Purchased RAK BESI and started sorting stuff

My husband pissed me off. So I was on a Cleaning Mode. Lucky bastard! By the way, if you’re reading to find out what he said, you’re not going to find it here. Anyway, I get into this really zealous mode of cleaning whenever I get mad at something. The energy has shifted from reckless driving & shouting in the car to Marie Kondo mode. Then, I start throwing everything into the trash or donate everything to the recycling clothes bin. Sometimes I forgot to say thank you to the stuff.

I ordered 4 sets of steel racks from Rak Besi, a small enterprise based in Melaka. The racks were delivered and assembled at my house and upon completion, I transferred the money online to the seller. Total damage was RM675.00.

I rearranged my kids toys in the dark, activity room. I am still finding ways to make it cozy. The husband had a lousy design idea when he renovated the house. So we will have to make do with what we have.

And then I took on the big task of sorting out the porch. The porch which is rarely swept, rarely cleaned yet housing all sorts of junk. Including a big, unused motorcycle! It was damaged in an accident where my husband dislocated his finger a few years. He is having a hard time to let it go. I honestly don’t know what he plans to do with it.

I underestimated the weight of the bike as I soon discovered handling it is no small feat. But because I had so much anger, I had enough strength to maneuver it around as I also, dragged the biggest rack of all from my living room to the porch. I am expecting a 500g weight loss on my scale coming morning with all this heavy lifting!

There’s still a lot of things to be done. I still need to clean the porch floor. Declutter my storage area. Sell my books. Once I get all that sorted out, I can start with my garden project, sell my car and then maybe, plan a holiday.

PKPP will start today till 30th August 2020.

One can’t just go buy a new house whenever you feel like it. A house needs to be maintained and given a fresh makeover every now and again. We should learn how to fix things or at least know how to find someone who can do the fixing for you. As homeowners, we should schedule yearly cleanups of some sort like cuci tangki.

Same thing with having a wife. Some men are lucky they have wives who can maintain themselves and schedule activities to alleviate personal stress and such. Some wives kurang bernasib baik as they don’t have the means to do so. Consequently, some men end up leaving them and look for prettier pastures. Eh, tetiba.. marah sgt neh.. hehe

Cleaning Mojo

I was able to keep a really really clean kitchen for up to 2 days. Then Mr Husband started cooking and voila.. kurang kemas balik. Thankfully, the Sarawak Laksa he cooked was delicious.

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Well, we all contributed to the mess. New trash. New food in the fridge resulting in a mini chaos in there as a jar of jam tried to fight some space with jeruk Pak Ali. Then Vitagen came in fresh from Tesco and violated the salads space.

But I chose to enjoy our public holiday today and let it be. Not really. I diverted my attention to our family space – the Bilik TV and tried to organize Ee’s toys and books. I gave up at the bookshelves. My own mess was also too much to handle. I will need to draft a timetable to clean up the mess for that.

Recently I joined in a Malaysian based Facebook Group dedicated to cleaning and organizing. It was created by Hani Mynis – a lady I could proudly say our local cleaning guru. Its a Closed Group thus requires one to make a request to get an invitation. I like that it has a local touch. Macam bakul yg ko carik tuh ada jual di Msia and is on a budget. Sold at ecoRM2 shops contohnya. Not something less realistic like things you see only on HGTV. Or the way you organize the kitchen is suitable for the Msian kitchen setting and not like those we see from Europe or the states. Barulah relevant. And rasa semangat.

Lately we are on a 30 day cleaning mission to prepare our house for Ramadhan. She provides printables and it is also nice to see members participating in the challenge and at the same time exchanging ideas on organizing the house.