Block out bacteria and declutter
Working and staying at home have now become compulsory with the government implementing a month-long enhanced community quarantine.
But as we spend more time inside our homes, we also have to ensure the quality of air inside our rooms and units. Normally, airborne pollutants and bacteria trapped inside airconditioning (AC) systems are continually recycled, thus, exposing us to unhealthy air quality. Moist and damp aircon units are also breeding grounds for both bacteria and fungus.
Excelsia Technologies developed a non-toxic, anti-bacterial treatment system called BactaKleen, which can effectively kill 99.99 percent of germs hiding in our AC systems, even in those hard-to-reach ducting and vents. Tested by world’s recognized laboratories like SGS and TUV, its delivery method works efficiently, and saves both time and money by covering a wide area with one application.
With the emergence of COVID-19, H1N1, SARS, HFMD and other viruses and diseases that are harmful to our health, we really should clean the air we breathe inside our homes. When I had my house done, we didn’t even need to leave the house because BactaKleen is plant-based and non-toxic. Owner Hazel Go shared with me their other products like BactaKleen Ultra Mist, which can kill bacteria and fungus; Odor Killer, which kills bacteria and mildew that cause foul odors; Germ Buster for easy sanitizing; and Bactashield Basic for all spaces. Since all Bactakleen products are made with botanical extracts, the products are safe for every member of the family, including expectant moms, babies, kids and even your plants and pets.
BactaKleen is good for three months after every treatment. Check out its Instagram or Facebook page @BactakleenPh or website www.bactakleen.com.
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Now that your home is bacteria-free, you could use your quarantine time to improve the interiors of your place and do some spring cleaning as well. Set a couple of hours a day for tidying up your place using the KonMari Method.
KonMari Method is pro-organizer Marie Kondo’s minimalism-inspired approach to tackling your stuff category by category rather than room by room. The goal of the KonMari Method is to have a house full of items that spark joy.
There are six basic rules to get started: commit yourself to tidying up; imagine your ideal lifestyle; finish discarding first and before getting rid of items, sincerely thank each item for serving its purpose; tidy by category, not location; follow the right order; and lastly, ask yourself if it sparks joy. Meanwhile, the five categories to tackle are clothes, books, papers, komono (a.k.a. miscellaneous items) and sentimental items. Kondo wants you to start by removing everything out of your closets and drawers (category one), all the books off your shelves (category two), all the paperwork out of your desk and bins, and so on.
The intention of the KonMari method is to end up with a clutter-free home that is able to bring more joy and prosperity to your life. While tidying, she encourages you to visualize the life you want to live. Anything that won’t help on that journey isn’t deserving of your space or you, she says.
Other suggestions for enhancing your interiors include going through your camera roll and picking your favorite photos from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online. To pass the time, do virtual museum tours or listen to operas that are being performed for free. Make a list of museums you wish to visit once we are out of quarantine. You may check out the BenCab Museum in Baguio City. I’m glad I was able to visit and have a grand tour by National Artist BenCab himself last month.
Stay safe in your homes.
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