Guide to Transporting Your Pet

~ Posted on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 10:33 AM ~

Planning to move house across the country and you want to know how to prepare your furry friend for the move?  Pets are family and moving with them across the country can be an adventure.  How well they transition during the moving experience is extremely important. Moving long distance requires a lot of thought and planning, not just for your belongings, but for the well being of all family members.

As pets have an instinctive fear of new environment, pet owners want to help them adjust quickly. Pre-planning for the transfer of your pet, as well as for your household goods, should start as soon as you know you are going to move.  A long distance move can be a stressful time for anyone, pets included. If you are moving to a new city or state, you are likely to be worried about your pet's wellbeing. Do not let this cause additional stress.

Do scroll down for some tips on moving with our pet safely and make it an enjoyable experience.


Laws and regulations

Be sure you understand all rules and regulations related to animals for your new state, city, apartment complex, etc.  Health certificate from a veterinarian is required in several states as well as up-to-date vaccinations.  Certain breed is ban too so you will need to be aware of that. Exotic pets, reptiles and rodents may have additional requirements.


Schedule a vet visit

Bring your pets to the veterinarian for a general health checkup and to get the necessary documentation, vaccinations or medication.  Ask your vet for recommendations for a peaceful travel if your pet gets motion sickness or extreme anxiety in the car.


Ground Transportation for Pets

If you are unable to drive your pet to your new home on your moving day, you can use a ground transportation service. This service is typically more expensive than the other options but you can expect your animal family member to receive top-quality care and attention.


Choosing the right moving service

When there are pets involved, it is important to think about the moving service you use. Depending on the service you choose, your furry member may travel alone or with animals. All ground transportation services offer a fast and safe ride.  Finding the right shipping company for moving your pet should not be difficult with Shiply, an online shipping platform.  Shiply has a range of rated pet transport services that can send personalized quotes for your job and allows you to make comparison in one place.

To choose the best ground transportation for moving with pets across country, remember to find out if the companies provide insurance or you will need to purchase it, ensure that the business is properly licensed, and do research the company online.


The Cost Of Pet Transport

The cost of moving your pet can are based on a variety of factors such as distance, pet size, timing,  location for pick-up and delivery as well as the time of the year. These services can be costly, but if a pet is a cherished part of your family, no effort or expense should be spared to ensure that your pet is comfortable and safely transported to your new home.

How to Clean Your Electric Bicycle

~ Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2:47 PM ~

Electric Bicycle

How to Clean Your Electric Bicycle

During the current pandemic, it is crucial to maintain clean and healthy environments. You wash your hands and sanitize your home, but how often do you think about cleaning electric bikes? COVID-19 is a mysterious illness, but the one thing that remains consistent is that regular washing can prevent infection. Therefore, to limit the risk of bicycle contamination, consider washing your bicycle. The process is straightforward, but it does require some equipment and caution.


Equipment and Tool Needs

Before you dive into cleaning your bike, make sure you have all the necessary tools. When washing a women electric bike or a men's bicycle, you will need at least eight items.

1.    Dish soap

2.    Sponges

3.    Shop rags

4.    Garden hose

5.    Two buckets

6.    Scrub brushes

7.    Bottle brushes

8.    Soft, square head brush

Beyond the above tools, you may find the addition of a bike stand, chain keeper and degreaser useful. The stand is especially helpful, but it is also expensive, so you can make do without.

The 3 Don'ts

Whether you ride some of the best electric tricycles for adults or depend on an affordable hybrid, there are certain practices that you should not use or rely on when washing your bike. First, do not use abrasive sponges or brushes on your frame because they will scratch the finish, which can result in rust. Second, do not mix rags, buckets or tools. Using the same rag you used on your drivetrain will only cover the frame in grease. Finally, as tempting as it is to use a pressure washer to speed up the cleaning process, do not. High-pressure systems can force water and debris into your bikes bearing and sensitive components, which will lead to degradation.

The Process

Now that you have all the tools ready, it is time to dive into the washing of your bicycle. The process involves three distinct steps, and depending on your experience, you may finish washing your bike in about 15 to 30 minutes.
1.    Setup: Before you can start washing your bike, you first need to fill your two buckets with soap and water. Make sure to add a generous amount of soap. You will then need to mount your bike to the optional stand or find a way to prop the bike up for the wash. Then, remove the wheels and use the chain keeper to maintain tension. Finally, lay out your tools near you for easy access.
2.    Wash: To wash the bike, you want to focus on four sections: the chain, drivetrain, frame and wheels. It is best to use a degreaser on the chain, spraying it and letting it sit for ten minutes before rinsing. Then, use the first bucket of water and a stiff-bristled brush to clean the drivetrain. Finally, use a soft sponge to thoroughly coat the frame and wheels with the soap mixture from the second bucket. Get every nook before rinsing.
3.    Finish: To finish the wash, dry everything, and reattach all components. Also, lube the chains and give it a few cranks to ensure it is working.
Cleaning your bike, like cleaning everything else in the current pandemic, is crucial. If you would like more information about washing or sanitizing your bike, contact a local shop.

My Robot Vacuum Cleaner

~ Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:51 PM ~


I am a tad stingy person, hence will not spend a big sum of money on gadgets and stuff, but I do admit I have always been intrigued with this robot vacuum gadget. Yes, the price is quite shocking to my wallet.

I'm sure my dear hubby wouldn't mind buying one for me but again, the stingy (or we Chinese called it 'kiam-siap') part of me just can't stomach the thought of spending so much money on gadgets like this.

I do sweep, clean and mop our floor everyday. But with 5 children at home most of the time, churning out eraser shavings from their homework, cutting papers for their crafts and producing dirt everywhere, it is impossible to keep the floors spic and span clean 100% of the time, you know!

Anyway, I do buy a lot of stuff online. I believe that I'm a sensible online shopper who knows how to compare prices and checking available and credible customers' reviews first before buying anything.

So when I saw this little gadget on sale, I thought 'Why not? I think I deserve a little Mothers' Day treat' so I ordered it! Without letting my hubby know of course LOL

There's 2 colours available, naturally I chose the black one as it looks more sleek compared to the white one. Also partly because white will be easier to notice if it is dirty or scratched.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

What I like about this gadget is, of course, the PRICE. It makes my wallet less whiny at RM32.40 (less than USD7.50). I also like the fact that it can be charged using USB cable.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

One thing that I must tolerate is the noise from this little gadget. Quite noisy but I guess it is better than my wallet whining sound hehehe... Anyway, according to the product description, you charge this gadget for 40 minutes and it will run around sucking up dirts and stuff for 40 minutes. 

My hubby had a good laugh the first time he saw my robot vacuum cleaner! Darn it! He thought I bought a gigantic robot vacuum cleaner that he normally sees other people having. I told him, repeated to him that I bought a cheap-a** gadget of course it will not be a gigantic size gadget!

So anyway, I just turn on the vacuum cleaner while my children have their tea-time break. This way, EVERYONE is out of the area where this gadget works and won't end up tramping on it and I just occasionally retrieve it to remove the dirt it has gathered.

It has so far faithfully sucked up paper pieces, hair, dust, eraser shavings, even garlic peels! Our 3-year-old boy helped me to peel garlic every now and then and leaves garlic skins on the floor unknowingly.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

 So very easy to operate this gadget and no need to worry about getting batteries yada yada.

At such a price, I really have no regrets so far!

I'm a full-time mummy

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