Consider spring cleaning sorted with our guide to cleaning services in Singapore, from mattresses and handbags to curtains and furniture disposal
Check out our gallery for all the services that spring clean your home from mould specialists to general house cleaning.
Going to DIY? Stock up on cleaning supplies here: HDB shops are our go-to for brooms and dustpans. Giant and FairPrice also carry lots of affordable home cleaning products (as well as closet organizers, rubbish bins, and all those other bits and bobs you’ll want to get organized). FairPrice On even has one of our fave green cleaning product lines, Seventh Generation! When you want to order online it doesn’t get more convenient than Amazon Prime Now and RedMart. If you need a heavy duty vacuum cleaner head to Courts, or contact Kaercher, who specializes in outdoor machinery to clean up patios and balconies.
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Sweeping can only go so far: thanks to our super humid weather all year round, mould is a major culprit behind myriad health issues, not to mention it can ruin your favorite personal possessions (sniff, sniff, knee-high leather boots!). The pros at Mouldgone use only FDA and EPA-approved, non-toxic products to restore your home to a healthy environment. Their services begin with a comprehensive inspection and detailed report, followed by a thorough cleaning of walls, ceilings and hard surfaces with their specialty products (they’re the only ones in Singapore to carry ‘em!).
If the air feels damp, your closets smell a little funky, the walls are black, or you’re finding white or green patches on your clothes…chances are you might have mould, mama. Get rid of it today!
Mouldgone, Tel: (+65) 8515 8223, www.mouldgone.com
Cockroaches, termites, rats…YUCK! According to leading pest management company Pest Off, water, food and shelter are the three readily available resources that the nasty little buggers look for in a residential home. Pests can infest rapidly (like overnight, OMG), so you want to make sure you eradicate them completely the first time. Pest Off consultants conduct a detailed consultation and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan, along the way ensuring the well-being of any children and pets in the house through the use of premium products that are all NEA-certified. They’ll also work closely with you on a follow-up basis to minimise the chance of any return infestations.
First time customers can use promo code SassyPestCNY to take 10% off their bill. Valid through 28 February 2019.
Pest Off, Tel: (+65) 6280 0777 or WhatsApp (+65) 8877 3355, www.pestoff.com.sg
Could you use an extra pair of hands to do a super thorough spring clean, mama? We love the online platform Helpling, which connects users with freelance legal cleaners in a matter of minutes. Originally from Germany, Helpling has now served more than 100,000 customers here in Singapore. We like that cleaners are vetted with thorough background checks and also have publicly available star ratings.You can book for either a one-off clean (from $35 per hour) or schedule regular cleanings (just $20/hour), and it’s as simple as entering your location and making an appointment. You can even pay securely online (anything to help us go cashless!). They’ve even got a handy new app so you can book cleanings on the go!
Use promo code SASSYMAMA and take $10 off your first booking!
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It’s amazing the difference a quality vacuum can make when it comes to cleaning, mama. Gtech is an award-winning UK company specializing in cordless appliances that’s just arrived in Singapore. Their range of high-performing, no-nonsense quality products at affordable prices includes the Powerfloor (stick), AirRam (upright) and Multi (handheld), all with removable batteries and their patented AirLOC and brush head system to capture 99.7% of those pesky dust mites.
What we especially love about Gtech is their special range of vacuums just for pet owners – the K9 series (of course!). These babies eliminate pet hair, have an extra filter and metal internals (as pet hair can damage normal vacuums), and even come with a scented tab to freshen as you clean. Gtech may be new on the scene in Singapore, but they’ve sold 24 million products globally, and have garnered awards from the likes of the Good Housekeeping Institute. And they offer next-day delivery and a 2-year warranty service here in Singapore!
Gtech, 10 Ubi Crescent, #07-80 Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408564, Tel: (+65) 6909 1654, www.sg.gtechworld.co
Ask any mama with young children how clean her sofa is and you’ll probably get some eye rolls and Ummmms. Throw in pets and the rugs are probably just as bad. And then there’s the hidden culprit: mattresses. These are obviously the hardest to clean, and they’re also rife with dust mites (not to mention plenty of sweat and skin flakes – we spend 1/3 of our lives on mattresses, after all. At least, we should).
De Hygienique, one of the first mattress cleaning companies in Singapore, uses 100% dry, chemical safe technology from Europe to clean mattresses, rugs, and furniture and upholstery. They suggest cleaning well-worn home items like rugs and sofas about once a year, and your mattress at least every two years; we think CNY is perfect timing, just make sure you schedule a cleaning in plenty of time before all those home visits start! Other companies with similar services that we’ve heard good things about include Chem-Dry and Alpha Kleen.
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Anyone who’s moved house in Singapore knows that landlords are sticklers about this, but it actually is a good idea to clean your curtains pretty regularly, as they absorb dust, dirt, and odor (and have been known to be stained by little hands…or is that just in our house?). Curtains are definitely not something to DIY, mama, as they can be tricky to take down (or hang up), not to mention keep wrinkle-free. CottonCare is one company we’ve seen frequently recommended; otherwise try word of mouth (often a first name and a phone number is all you need to find your “curtain lady”!).
Gotta look fly for those house visits, right? It is shocking to see the kind of damage the humid Singapore weather can do to our beloved handbags. Mould attacks the leather, and even fabric gets discolored so easily. We’ve used Colorwash (which has four convenient locations) with good results to get our nicest bags cleaned, and have also been recommended Bag Spa in the CBD.
Be sure to keep your beloved bags in the driest, coolest place possible mama!
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Clearing out old furniture, toys, and other general stuff to make way for the new? Many condos and HDBs will even provide a giant dumpster for emptying out all this stuff. If yours doesn’t, or you feel some of it is in good enough shape to be passed on to someone else, check out our guide on where to donate old toys and clothes – we love that H&M actually has a collection box in all its stores to recycle clothes and textiles, and you nab yourself a 15% off voucher to boot!
For larger items like e-waste, books and furniture, check out this huge guide from our super green friends at secondsguru.
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If you’re going to be cleaning up a storm, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re not spreading any nasties? After attending a DIY Cleaning Products workshop with My Pure Earth a few years ago, the whole Sassy Mama team became converts, whether making our own multi-purpose spray with vinegar and essential oils, or stain fighters with baking soda. It turns out just a few key ingredients are just as effective as what you’d buy in the store, and they’re also blissfully free of harmful things like phthalates, parabens, and triclosan, just to name a few.