In Singapore, convenience is the name of the game.
We love plastic bags and encourage new MRT stations.
This desire for convenience also extends to our households, and we fill our homes with appliances and trinkets of all kinds to make our lives as smooth as butter~
If you’ve got the cash to spare, here are five items you should consider adding to your abode.
1) Automatic soap dispenser
Considering that we are in the middle of a pandemic, hygiene is on everyone’s mind right now.
Less contact with surfaces means less contact with viruses.
An automatic soap dispenser is something my family purchased recently, and while it may seem insignificant, it has actually been very useful.
Simply place your hands under the sensor and an adequate amount of soap is dispensed onto your waiting palms.
No need to fumble around the soap bottle with your dirty hands and further contaminate the bottle.
Plus, you can simply refill the dispenser once you run out of soap without having to buy a whole new bottle.
Such automatic soap dispensers are readily available at online stores like Shopee, Lazada, and local supermarkets.
2) Detergent pods
Next, can I introduce you to the laundry detergent pods?
Most people don’t know how much they need those tiny detergent pouches until they’ve tried them and realize how much easier life is with them.
They are small, compact and lightweight.
With laundry detergent pods like Dynamo’s, you won’t have to lift bulky, heavy detergents, and rack your brains over the proper amount to pour into the washing machine.
All you have to do is throw a pod in the washing machine and you’re done.
Here’s a quick note for young families: make sure detergent pods are kept somewhere out of reach of toddlers and babies.
Dynamo: “The world’s leading pod manufacturer*”.
Dynamo all-in-one laundry detergent pods are reportedly “99% antibacterial,” and they help deep clean and kill bacteria and viruses.
Dynamo pods contain 90% surfactants (compounds that make cleaning surfaces easier), compared to other liquid detergents which contain 65% water.
A Dynamo 3-in-1 pod can clean up to 20 garments, regardless of color. They are also suitable for top-loading and front-loading washing machines.
Their pod packs also come in three sizes:
- 12 pods – S$9.90
- 22 – 12,90€
- 39 pods – S$21.90
You can get them on Shopee.
Plus, you can get up to 40% off Dynamo products including Dynamo pods on Shopee.
Enter for a chance to win a Toshiba washing machine if you’re the biggest spender (in a single transaction) on Dynamo pods on Shopee from April 22 through June 22.
*Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Homecare 2021ed, Proctor & Gamble Co., in the liquid detergent tablet category, retail sales value, 2020 data.
3) Robotic vacuum cleaner
Robot vacuums are a marvel of technology and something I dream of owning once I get my own home.
Some might say they’re an imminent sign of when androids will finally take over, but you have to admit that their benefits are limitless.
Unlike conventional vacuums, they’re quiet and small enough to get into dusty corners without you having to move furniture.
The robot cleaners are also cordless, so you don’t have to worry about tripping over wires while cleaning.
And the best part? You don’t even have to be home to have your floors cleaned. The robot vacuum will just swirl around while you’re away.
They can even serve as a nifty means of transportation for your lazy pets (but we don’t recommend such a feature).
You can get a Roomba from Amazon or a robot vacuum from Best Denki.
4) Electric toothbrush
Have you ever felt the annoyance of not being able to properly clean your back teeth?
By using an electric toothbrush, brushing your teeth can be a breeze and you may experience less hassle from your dentist.
I’ve never owned an electric toothbrush, but I’ve always wanted to try it.
Thanks to its rotating mechanism, you can simply hold the device close to your teeth with minimal movement while it cleans your mouth. No need to reach at odd angles to reach the back of your molars.
Apparently, electric toothbrushes also help reduce plaque more effectively than conventional toothbrushes, and some even have a built-in timer to make sure you don’t destroy your gums and enamel by brushing your teeth too long. .
You can find electric toothbrushes in local pharmacies and supermarkets.
5) Air fryer
Young couples who have just moved into their BTO often brag about their newly purchased air fryers, and for good reason.
If you’re a fan of fried foods and looking to cook some at home, air fryers can significantly reduce the mess created compared to frying food in an open wok full of oil.
Less oil splatter equals less effort to clean up the kitchen afterwards.
Food cooked in air fryers is also said to be healthier than fried food.
Air fryers fry food by circulating hot air around it, which reduces the amount of oil used.
Additionally, using an air fryer is proven to reduce a compound known as acrylamide by up to 90%, compared to frying. Acrylamide is a known carcinogen.
This Dynamo-sponsored article reminded the author to do his laundry.
Top photo by Ashley Tan