Jul 23, 2016

14 Spring Cleaning - Stuff Happens!

The plan was to redecorate the bedroom, but this has gone on to become a major spring-cleaning exercise that includes the store room.

Stuff happens when you're doing so many things at one go. I accidentally snapped the drawer bottom into half. It felt like my heartbeat dropped for a moment as I stared at the broken piece in tiny panic. The feeling washed over; I'm planing to tape it up and am keeping my fingers crossed that it can at least hold up lingerie.

What do you think? Can she-hulk, that's me, save this?

Broken Drawer Bottom

It was part of a 3-drawer cabinet that I had purchased from IKEA many years ago.

IKEA Drawer Cabinet

The Daiso vacuum seal bags are proving very useful. I have not vacuumed these items flat yet since I have more bags to fill. It's taking me a lot of time because my small washing machine can only handle so much abuse and the drying area? Fits two comforters, max! Besides that, pillows and soft toys take at least 3 days to dry.

Guess how many pillows are packed here in the picture below? ..At least 6 sleeping pillows, 10 cushion pillows, 4 bolster pillows. Then, I've got comforters, bedspreads and a sofa cover too. That leaves 10 blankets and a bag full of bedsheets still to pack.

You must be wondering why I have so many bedding items. In addition, I have three sofa beds and 2 mattresses. I get a lot of visitors staying over. Taking people jalan-jalan (sight-seeing) is an activity I love.

Pillows, Comforters And Bedspreads

It looks like it'll be sometime before I start with the wall-painting but that's okay. I'm in no rush.

14 comments:

  1. You are sure strong to be able to snap your drawer into half. Lol.


    I love vacuum bags too. Have few; keeping my winter clothings. Haha. Good to keep those bedding stuff in the bags as reduce dust and mildew.

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    1. Itulahh ..must be all the heavy lifting I've been doing with boxes of stuff that I'm cleaning out. ;)

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  2. Hi Sharon, so sorry to hear about your drawer, but accidents happen, so please don't be hard on yourself. I would do what you said you were going to do...tape it and use it for lingerie, bras, underwear, etc.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. You are a dear. xx

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  3. Great idea to use vacuum bags to store bedding stuffs like blankets, pillows and bed sheets. I should be getting these vacuum bags soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Nancy. I like that it's transparent too - makes it easier to find things.

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  4. aiyo, betul2 jadi hulk la you :)
    Maybe you can buy the 'wood-cardboard' piece to replace the bottom, can be done I think.

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    1. Yes! Great minds think alike. I was thinking of asking IKEA if they sell just the board ..nanti sia tanya

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  5. Maybe it's a good time to change the furniture? ;)

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    1. ..plus I'm thinking of getting new shelves in addition ;)

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  6. Must have been very tiring.

    Aiks Daiso hv vacuum bags ah....must go find. Thanks for highlighting

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    1. You're welcome! Most useful thing I ever found. ^.^

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  7. wow that's a lot to laundry too
    Lucky guests to stay with you :) as you will bring them jln jln

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    1. Yes, a lot of laundry! I do the washing almost every other day. If I could, I would do it daily but I don't have a dryer!

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