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Cleaning Strategy

As you all know, we transfer to a bigger house and with garden (if your new to my blog just read my previouse post here ) As a mother, one of our dilemma will be how to manage to clean the whole house. So, as usual, we have to check the internet. So, I run over all the ideas, and opinions, especially to the stay-home mom and also for the busy mothers out there. I compiled it what is better to do clean, easy and time wisely.I don’t want to clean the house entirely in just one day. Yup, I hate cleaning. We have to prioritize first the one we always use, like sweeping and mopping the floor (esp. the kitchen) because of water drops whenever they get something and they wash their hands in the sink. De-clutter, pick-up all those unwanted stuff in the living room, dining, kitchen etc. That’s my first thing to do every morning. (De-clutter, Sweep, and Mop) Check all the sites below for your information.

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This schedule above I find it useful (click the link here for more information) some items not related to our house but, still I find it useful.

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More information click here. At least, in this ideas above, your can figure out which comes first and last. So, this time it will be scheduling. I incorporated my bullet journal in cleaning the house. Here’s the some ideas below for house chores schedule.

They usually use by area. (More details : click here)

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So, mine just simple weekly house chores in my bujo (Jan-June 2018) I usually put on my ultimate tracker from Housechores, Social Media and Personal.

Tracking also when was the last time I change… then, my weekly/daily cleaning routine.

They all same style for except the May month. I don’t like it so, I’m back with this style. But for my July is different. (sort of).

 

Bullet Journal really helps me to do everything in place. Because you will just focus the day that you’re written on your daily routine. As a woman sometimes we sort of forgetting something and also how to compress your time from cleaning, kids, social media and also my gaming time (kids at heart) as you sit in front of the tv. You find yourself productive even though you didn’t notice it. Right? Anyway, I will do separate post again regarding my bullet journal supplies (budget friendly).

This is my everyday cleaning routine. Some heavy stuff like doing floor wax my hubby takes the charge he will do it every month, cleaning the car and storage outside.

Before I end. Hopefully, this will help you to do your everyday cleaning routine and here’s some tips from Nifty on Buzzfeed .

 

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All in for house cleaning, social media, health and personal. 

 

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My Son’s Sport Day

This will be our first sports Day in Yokohama. The program will start at 9am. We left the house around 8:30am and we thought we are early and we are wrong. See Below pictures.

Because this is our first time, we didn’t know that allowed to set up a tent. Now, we know! Next time we will bring our tent and chairs.

It was great weather not too hot but it was dry. Oh boy, my little boy has now grown up and his so slow in marathon need more practice. We saw other kids they so fast.

Every Grade they have some presentation.

we had a great time watching kids doing some sports and how challenging they are.

Below the video with the complete program.

 

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My Daughter First Field Trip

This is the first trip of my daughter. It was in Kanazawa Zoo. It’s our 2nd time visited this zoo. My daughter enjoyed it a lot. Happy kids but whenever she sees insects she’s scared so much. She will scream continuously while screaming she’s crying at the same time.

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The weather is clear and dry. Great for the field trip and their’s a lot of schools also doing field trips. A bit crowded.

We also eat our lunch box (bento) before we go home because my son will go home early because tomorrow will be their Sports Feast (Day). I will post separately for his sports day. Anyway, we go home after we ate our lunch box. the trip end 11:30pm so anyone can stay and go around but as we go home. Below, some pictures from the trip.

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House Transformation

Last January as I posted on my previous blog that we moved from Osaka to Yokohama because of my husband job/work which is bigger company and compensation. Of course, my husband grabs the better opportunity and good for the family as well. Okay, Let’s go for our new house tour. But, first the house background. We bought the house not brand new. The owner bought it in the auction but not actually lives here and then he decided to sell it because it’s getting old. So, he’s not the original owner as well. Below are the pictures and after we cleaned, renovate esp the garden and arrange our things inside.

 

(Above) front of the house:  Before: As you can see lots of plants sprouting on the fence and side of the house After Pictures, New fence, and removed the plants and trees.

 

But, before putting the fence. We have to paint the house so, that it will look nice from the outside.

Below, the floor map of the House. It has 6 rooms (1 Japanese room – 1st flr. 1 master bedroom, 3 rooms with loft and 1 guest room, 2 shower room, 2 toilets & 1 bathroom) and walking closet)

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It was really hard to find a new place especially if your budget is not that big and also the locations as well. We want more a residential place, quiet and good neighborhood as well. But, we have to find schools that are a bit near to the house as well for the kids convenient.

Below pictures are before. (1st floor)

Below the after of the house (cleaned, renovate and arrange)

We still lacking some stuff to be organized but pretty much looks like that.

Below, the before pictures of the 2nd floor of the house.

Below the After pictures

What good about this house was the garden. I love it!. Having a house in Japan rarely to have a huge house especially in a big city.

We had our housewarming (May 26) with our church friends at the Yokohama Internation Bible Church.

Below are the other pictures that on progress.

Btw, I got also my own room for my Crafts, Sewing, Arts, Knitting & Crochet.  Now, we can call it a Home.

My DIY Welcome wreath and some decoration as well. Loving it!

And, sorry I was so busy these past days it’s been a long delay to post.

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Spring Blends Diffuser

The weather is changing either too hot, humid and raining. Weather is unpredictable that’s why some people (adults & young) are getting sick because our body doesn’t shift fast as the temperature got high and low that means we are getting sick. To prevent it some essential diffuser can help us especially if you got a stuffy nose, cough, and allergy as well. Below is must have mix oil diffuser for Spring.

Spring Blends Diffuser

Btw, I love our new diffuser in our living room. It smells so good when our visitor enters the house they told us it smells good and it doesn’t smell food we cooked.

Other Spring Blend that you want to try.

Hello Spring

1 drop Geranium

2 drops Lemon

1 drop Grapefruit

Sunny Days
4 drops Orange
2 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Bergamot
Spring Flowers
5 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Geranium
Springtime Rain
4 drops Lemon
4 drops Vetiver
Spring Petals
2 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Peppermint
1 drop Lemon
Seasonal Relief
3 drops Peppermint
3 drops lavender
3 drops Lemon
Spring Blossoms
3 drops Orange
3 drops Ginger
2 drops Ylang Ylang
Fresh Picked
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Jasmine
Island Breeze
4 drops Bergamot
4 drops Lime

Just like my past blog about oils,  I’d like to share this easy way life with the people who love E.O. like me.

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Golden Week (Japan)

One of the long Holiday in Japan was the Golden week. What is Golden Week is all about in Japan? May 3-5 (Golden Week) is a week from 29th of April to early May containing numbers of Japanese Holiday.

Holiday Celebrated

  • April 29 
    • The Emperor’s Birthday
      • Tenchu Setsu, 1927-1948
      • Tenno Tanjobi, 1949-1988
    • Greenery Day, 1989-2006
      • It is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to “Greenery Day” to acknowledged the controversial wartime emperor’s love for plants without directly mentioning his name. Japanese practice it is seen as just another that expands the Golden Week vacation.
    • Showa Day, 2007-present
      • It honors the birthday of Emperor Showa (Hirohito) the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989/ the Purpose of the Holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito’s reign.
  • May 3
    • Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
      • Is often chosen as a day to reflect on the meaning of democracy and the Japanese government.
  • May 4
    • Citizen’s Holiday, 1985-2006
      • Citizen’s Holiday is a generic term for any official holiday. May 4 was until 2007 an unnamed but official holiday because of a rule that converts any day between two holidays into a new holiday.
    • Greenery Day, 2007-present
  • May 5
    • Children’s Day (Also known as Boyz Day)

Here in Japan when a public holiday lands on a Sunday, the next day that is not already a holiday becomes a holiday for that year.

“Golden Week” based on the Japanese radio lingo “golden time”, which denotes the period with the highest listeners ratings. At that time, April 29 was a National Holiday celebrating the birth of the Showa Emperor. Upon his death in 1989, the day was renamed “Greenery Day” in 2007. Greenery Day was moved to May 4 and April 29 was renamed Showa Day to commemorate the late Emperor.

Golden Week is a popular time for holiday travel. If you ask me, yup, we will have a long vacation even though my husband work is in Global which means no holiday to him. But, of course, family first, he just takes a leave. And expect crowd places like trains, airports, roads, camping sites, etc.

We will have a holiday this coming Golden week and the next will be my son’s birthday. Just follow my twitter and Instagram account for more updates.

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Smashbook 2017

Finally, It’s been a long overdue to finish our Smashbook for 2017. We have our family tradition for Christmas vacation and also we have to meet some people for our new house to move in on January (2018) which is so close. Anyway, now I just finished arranging our things in our house especially organized kids as they are back to school. Here some capture for our Smashbook.

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Front Cover

Some of the pages below.

And, also the video below.

BTW, What is Smashbook? I started doing this last 2015, I made it in a B6 Notebook until I realized I need more space and bigger like an album. I switched to a Sketch Book or a Drawing notebook which is has a thick paper you can use bold pentel pen. The Notebook style I think is for a single person. Anyway, Smashbook is like a scrapbook, journal, diary, an album all in one. If your lazy do it separate do it like this (Smashbook(. All you need a notebook, ballpen, gel pen (any writing tools), washi tape to decorate, glue, flat memories (like tickets, stubs, coupon, flyers, postcards, receipts etc.)

Smashbook rules… NONE, don’t be organized, messy is a must. A lot of things to see. Smashbook not only keeps a record of the photos you take and experience you have, but it can tell a story of the real life you are living. Embrace the messy, fingerprints everywhere, ripped corners — these are all part of the character of your Smashbook.

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