5 bad laundry habits and 5 secrets to help you

I had the chance to spend some time with Olumide Salvador of First Choice Cleaning Services last month. We spent some time talking about his laundry business and how they plan to make dry cleaning easier and cheaper for customers. During our conversation, he mentioned how he wants to create a community around dry cleaning where people can share useful information about dry cleaning and also how he likes to help out customers with tips that can help them get the best out of their clothes. So I asked him what tips he has for someone like me that knows next to nothing about dry cleaning. Since I am not one to hoard information, here are some of Olumide’s tips to help you do better laundry: Habit 1: Rubbing clothes too hard

How to stay productive during Ramadan

Even with only a cursory knowledge of Islam, you are most likely aware that the month of Ramadan is one of the most important times for Muslims, requiring Muslim faithful to abstain from food and drink from sunrise till sundown. The fast can be a challenge for people participating in Ramadan, but they soldier on for the period of the fast which is around 30 days. For someone like me who has to have their morning coffee and biscuits just to function properly, the idea of not eating in the mornings for about 30 days seems like a very difficult task. I asked some Muslims in the office how they manage to stay productive during this time   Yunus, the video guy I spoke with Yunus first, ...

7 precautions you must take when fumigating

Fumigation is a process of using chemicals to get rid of pests in homes, buildings or processed goods like food or wood. The pests most common in Nigeria are rats, cockroaches, termites or mosquitoes. If you have a pest problem in your home or office, you have probably had people tell you to fumigate your place. The tricky thing with fumigation is that because the chemicals used are also dangerous to humans, there are precautions you need to take before fumigating your house. Here are 7 of such precautions to take: 1. Throw out or preserve perishable food Fumigation chemicals could be poisonous if eaten, so if you have food lying around, then you will need to throw away the ones that can not be preserved and the refrigerate the rest. if you have ...

How to get better respones from customers? Write better emails

Email. That communication that closely resembles letter writing of yester years, but doesn’t require a day or weeks wait - depending on where you are sending it to- before it gets delivered. If you have been communicating via email with customers and you’re not getting the kind of responses you want, then maybe you have not been observing good email etiquette. That is such a thing, bad email etiquette even got a worker fired. Here are ways you can craft better emails to get favourable responses and generally make you sound like a decent person. 1. Write appropriate a relevant subject line I struggle with this also, getting the right subject line for your email can be the difference between a response or getting banished to the trash folder. The trick ...

Signs you are burning out and how to stop it

No matter what you do for a living, there is a danger of burning out when you work yourself too hard. Burning out could lead to problems that could be irreversible. Arianna Huffington of HuffingtonPost, experienced this firsthand when she almost lost an eye from burnout. She was so tired at work that she passed out, hitting her face on her desk. She broke her cheekbone and had to get four stitches on her eye. Before you can treat and even prevent burnout, you need to know the warning signs so you can take action. Here they are, in no particular order. 1. Health problems Burnout has a massive negative impact on your physical and mental health. Whether you're experiencing back pain, depression, heart disease, obesity, or just getting sick a lot, you need to consider the ...

5 habits to make you a happier person

We understand that it can be quite difficult to be productive when you are unhappy, which is why when we stumbled on this brilliant article we had to share with you and hope it helps you become a happier person. Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible. Here's what you are responsible for, and what you can control: how you respond to your environment and the people in it. This means making some wise choices. Smart and generally happy people experience greater success because they make those good choices every ...