Ni Lazima U post Social Media! Kenyans React After Size 8 Posted A Video Cleaning The House Of God

Kenyans on social media have reacted to a video of gospel singer, Size 8 cleaning a church.

In the video, the ‘Mateke’ hit maker is seen showcasing her cleaning skills as she bends over with a huge white rag. At some point the ever jovial singer stops to enjoy some background music while interacting with other faithfuls.

The video posted by the singer herself has since garnered seven thousand views and over 200 comments with some praising her act of humility, while some criticized her decision to post the video claiming it was all about show off and nothing special.

Size 8 posted, When it’s your turn to clean the church but you still want to slay with the wig 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 woi hii nywele si ya hii kazi 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.

Watch the video below.

Read some of her fans’ reactions below.

miss_cantykenya : Good job #size8reborn only God can reward you for good job you are doing ..

  • amosmacer : Please @size8reborn isiwetu bcoz ulitaka kupost social media, do it with all of your heart.
  • sashmals:  You are like the whiteman who helped a starving black child then posted it on social media…. Unapotoa sadaka mkono wako wa kushoto usijue wa kushoto umetoa nini… Maoni tu.
  • lindah_jmusic: Secret honey do it for the lord not for people to see.
  • katekjorsvik Aiii you with the exaggerations. Kwani you can’t use a mop like the rest? Nkt
  • nyamalalbhina Be blessed and always remember to carry hairband @size8rebornmom to all youths much love.

Do You Like To DRY Your Clothes Inside The House? You May Be Putting Yourself At Risk Of a Deadly ASTHMA Attack

Drying laundry indoors may trigger a deadly asthma attack, an expert warns.

Moist environments create the ideal breeding grounds for mould, which then releases spores, she said.

Spores, which are invisible, can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks, she adds.

416224F800000578-4598916-image-a-1_1497342326305

Young children, the elderly and those with suppressed immune systems, such as chemotherapy patients, may be particularly at risk.

The expert advises we dry our laundry outside if possible, use tumble dryers and keep our homes ventilated to prevent mould from building up.

  • Why is it a risk? 

Pheena Kenny, health promotion manager of the Asthma Society of Ireland, said: ‘Moist environments encourage the growth of mould which can release ‘seeds’ called spores.

‘The spores can cause allergic reactions in some people.

‘But for some people with asthma who are sensitive to mould spores, it can act as a trigger, causing asthma symptoms to get worse,’ RTE reported.

000d6822-614

Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungus species that commonly causes lung problems. It grows throughout the year, but tends to peak during wetter months.

  • Who is most affected?

Certain asthma patients are more likely to experience an attack due to environmental triggers.

These include young children, the elderly, people with a suppressed immune system, those with a severe form of asthma or people with skin problems, such as eczema.

  • What can we do?

Ms Kenny recommends drying laundry outdoors if possible or in well-ventilated rooms away from living spaces, such as lounges.

Be aware that mould also readily grows in damp environments, such as kitchens and bathrooms, she adds.

Keeping rooms ventilated via open windows and extractor fans prevents mould from building up.

124

Humidifiers or air purifiers can also help to manage humidity.

Mould can be removed from hard surfaces by regularly cleaning with a mix of water, vinegar and soap.

This comes after researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York revealed stressed pregnant women who are exposed to air pollution are more likely to have asthmatic children.

Boys whose mothers were exposed to both of these risk factors are more likely to develop the condition by age six, they found.

Selection_516

Revealed: These Are The Cleaning Mistakes That Could Make Your Home DIRTIER

Even the most house-proud homeowner could learn a thing or two from this list of common cleaning mistakes.

The cleaning gurus at Expert Home Tips revealed the blunders we’re all guilty of when it comes to domestic chores – and some of them could even mean all of our elbow grease is going to waste.

Read on to discover why washing your windows on a warm day is a waste of time.

41208F3E00000578-4573868-image-a-9_1496675951614

1. WASHING UP LIQUID ON CHOPPING BOARDS
You might think a good scrub with hot water and washing up liquid will suffice after you’ve chopped raw meat.

That’s perfectly fine for pots and pans containing remnants of cooked food, but to eliminate harmful bacteria that poses a risk to health you need something stronger.

To really make sure chopping boards are spotlessly clean, try soaking them in bleach after every use instead.

2. SPRAYING POLISH ONTO FURNITURE  

Try not to spray polish directly onto furniture as it will build up over time and become harder to remove.

Instead, spray the cleaning solution onto a cloth first, and then wipe it over the furniture.

This method will, says Expert Home Tips, prevent any marks or stains being left afterwards – and you’ll even be using less product.

41208FAD00000578-0-image-a-1_1496674388214

3. USING A FEATHER DUSTER EVERYWHERE  

Feather dusters are incredibly useful for cleaning places that are high up or hard to reach. But unlike dusting with a wet cloth, it doesn’t actually remove the dirt.

They often just transfer dust from one place to another.

Instead, use microfibre cloths with a little bit of water to pick up dust much more effectively.

4. WASHING WINDOWS ON A WARM DAY 

A warm day might seem like the perfect time to go outside and clean the windows, but Expert Home Tips says this is a mistake.

‘This is because the sun will evaporate the water and cleaning solution before you’ve had time to finish,’ said the team.

‘You’ll be left with streaks, cleaning product build-up and all sorts – not exactly the gleaming glass you had in mind.’

412090A900000578-4573868-image-a-10_1496675959695

5. MAKING THE BED TOO OFTEN 

Making your bed might be one of the first things you do after you wake up, but it is in fact one of the worst cleaning mistakes that can be made.

Expert Home Tips explains: ‘When we make our beds, we’re trapping bacteria, dust mites and dampness inside, creating an environment that encourages the multiplication of germs.

‘By leaving our covers thrown back, we allow our sheets to properly dry out, and aerate the bedding. This makes dust mites and bed bugs much more unlikely.’

6. FORGETTING TO CLEAN THE VACUUM CLEANER

We might clean our homes with the vac, but do we ever really clean the hoover itself?

Hairs can be tricky as they often wind their way around the base of the cleaning device, which can affect their ability to function properly.

To ensure it keeps working, make you sure you remove the hair and any other bits of dirt that have become entangled after each use.

Cleaning-Black woman

7. NOT ALLOWING CLEANING PRODUCTS TIME TO WORK 

Spraying cleaning products onto surfaces and wiping them away straight after doesn’t always work.

Patience is key so make sure you allow your cleaning products to sit before you scrub or wipe away the dirt.

8. FLUSHING THE TOILET WITH THE LID OPEN 

Expert Home Tips says that flushing the toilet with the lid still up means that water can be sprayed up to six feet in the air.

They write: ‘This fact explains why flushing the toilet with the lid open is one of the most horrible cleaning mistakes.

‘After you’ve finished scrubbing, be sure to close the lid before flushing clean. The last thing you want to do is germ up a bathroom you’ve just thoroughly disinfected.’

4120929400000578-4573868-image-a-11_1496676621932

9. A WET TOILET BRUSH 

Toilet brushes need to be allowed to dry after they have been used.

Wet environments create breeding grounds for germs so make sure you let yours dry out before you put it back in its holder.

10. FORGETTING TO CLEAN THE CLEANING TOOLS 

If you start off with grubby tools, you’re making cleaning your home a lot harder.

Make sure you begin all deep cleans by using sterile cloths and sponges.

33190925-beautiful-african-american-woman-doing-house-chores

11. NOT WEARING RUBBER GLOVES 

If you have a tendency to forget your Marigolds, now is the time to invest in a pair.

Expert Home Tips says: ‘The durable barrier they provide between your hands and the outside world provides protection against all the germs and bacteria you come in contact with.

‘If you want to preserve your soft skin, forgoing the rubber gloves is a real mistake. The harsh chemicals in our cleaning products can be extremely harmful.’

Cleaning floor using rag

Five Simple Ways To Remove Wine Stains

Many often indulge in wine after a good meal and sometimes when they go out. However when the wine spills onto our clothes we usually have a hard time cleaning and the stain remains.

Here are simple tips to help you clean the wine stains.

Cover it up with salt – Especially useful for rugs or carpets. Whenever wine spills over, blot as much of it as you can with a paper towel. Then cover the entire stain with salt until you can’t see the red wine stain anymore. As and when the salt dries up, it will soak all the salt. Vacuum it well.

Use soda – Another method is to use soda. Continue pouring the soda over the stained area until the color fades away. Once the stain is removed, let the fabric dry. Use paper towels to clean up any excess club soda.

Vinegar – One can also use white vinegar. Cover the stain with white vinegar. It neutralizes purple and red pigments. Immediately after applying the vinegar, rub in liquid detergent, then wash it in hot water. This should remove the stain.

Toothpaste – Well, toothpaste can help in more than one way. Apply a little amount of toothpaste before washing your clothes, toothpaste works wonders on wine stains.

Lemon Juice – The classic grandma remedy. Try applying lemon juice before washing.

-TOI

 

Old wives cleaning tales vs science

Remember when you were told that using coca cola to wash windows or clean the toilet bowl works, well scientists have come up to test some of these old wives tales and tips to see if they actually work.

1. White wine to clean red wine stains 

Old Wives’ Tip: As soon as you spill red wine, make it vanish by dousing the stain with white wine.
Science: This appears to make scientific sense because red wine gets its hue from pigments called anthocyanins, compounds which give grapes their colour. When booze containing even higher concentrations of alcohol is poured on to the stain, the colours dissolve into the alcohol and the diluted solution can then be mopped up with a paper towel. The purer, clearer drinks such as vodka — which is 40 per cent alcohol compared with wine’s 12.5 per cent average — will do the job better.

red-wine-stain-removal
Image – cleaningrevolution.com

2. Vinegar and newspapers to clean windows

The main reason for streaks on windows is the calcium carbonate or limescale in rain. Vinegar is a diluted form of acetic acid and acid reacts with limescale to convert it into two things: CO2 gas, which escapes into the atmosphere, and water, which can be wiped away.
The verdict: In the home-grown version, any excess vinegar evaporates, leaving the glass transparent. The only drawback is you have to keep using new newspaper wads as when they get too wet they start to leave behind little remnants of newsprint. Vinegar actually works pretty well on windows

vinegar n Newspaper-for-windows
Image – sodahead.com

3. Cleaning silverware with ketchup
Old Wives’ Tip: If you rub silver with tomato ketchup, the tarnish will come off and it will become shiny again.

The Science: Silver tarnishes when the sulphur compounds in the air react with it and form silver sulfide. The most likely reason some people swear by ketchup is because it contains acetic acid, better known as vinegar. There is nothing magic about the tomato. You would get the same result with any acid, even lemon juice.
The verdict: Ketchup left light pink patches where the ketchup was applied. It also slippery. Ketchup should not be used to clean anything. Stick to tarnish remover.

silverware n ketchup
Image – videojug.com

4. Cleaning the toilet with coke 
Old Wives’ Tip: Empty a litre bottle of cola down the toilet pan and leave overnight. The acid it contains, combined with the bubbles, will do all the dirty work and leave it gleaming, without so much as a scrub of the loo brush.
The Science: Cola is fizzy because CO2 is dissolved in it under pressure and then released when you open the bottle. The idea is the bubbles will lift off the dirt without any elbow grease. Cola also contains citric acid and phosphoric acid.
But both are so diluted that it will never have the cleaning power of commercial toilet cleaner. What’s more, although these diluted acids will wash some bacteria away, they go down the bowl too quickly to remove it all.
The verdict: Once you have emptied the coke bottle down the toilet bowl it looks revolting. Considering the cola instantly slides down the sides, unlike normal cleaner, which sticks to them, it does feel like pouring money down the toilet. Flush the bowl afew hours later, it does seem whiter than usual — but perhaps only in contrast to its colour before. But that’s just about it, there is nothing much and it doesn’t do anything . Stick to the toilet cleaners.

coca-cola-toilet-new
Image-reshareable.tv

5. Remove rust with a potato

Old Wives’ Tip: Cut a potato in half, rub it over rust and watch it disappear.

The Science: When iron gets wet it oxidises, producing rust. But potatoes contain oxalic acid, which reacts with the iron in the rust to make a compound called ferric oxalate. This dissolves in water and can be wiped off. The potato is good because the oxalate traps the iron ions as if in a cage and makes the structure more soluble so they can be washed away.
The verdict: A potato was used to scrub an old iron bowl left in the garden over the winter. Amazingly, it worked. With a little rubbing, it turned the rust into a dirty sludge which could be wiped away. The potato was easy to grip and kept producing plenty of juice. It worked pretty well.

viazi
Image-westcoastseeds.com

-Dailymail

9 Household Crisis You Can Solve With Salt

Turns out a simple dose of salt can solve a whole slew of home disasters, like cracked egg messes and spills. And not only are the fixes incredibly easy, but they’re also usually cheaper than using other fancy cleaning products. Here are a few of our favourite ways to let salt save the day.

1. Get sticky gunk off your iron
Turn your iron on high, and sprinkle a generous amount of salt onto a piece of wax paper. Move the hot iron over the paper, and watch the salt cause your gunk to fall right off.

2.Get rid of mildew
To banish mildew stains and smells from clothes or towels, make a paste from salt and lemon juice. Rub the paste on the stain, then let dry (ideally in the sun). Run clothes through the washing machine for good measure.

3. DIY dishwasher soap
If you find yourself in a pinch, make your own dishwasher detergent from salt, baking soda and regular dish soap. It works like a charm!

4. Clean a grime-covered sponge
Fill a container with 2 cups of water and a quarter cup of salt. Leave your greasy, blackened sponge in the mixture overnight, then watch the grime fall right off.

5. Get rid of caked-on pan grease
Cover the greasy residue with a layer of salt, then add some water and wait 10 minutes. The solution will dissolve the grease, allowing you to easily wipe it away.

6. Clean a grimy wood cutting board
You shouldn’t put wood cutting boards in the dishwasher, but you can disinfect them with hot water, salt and lemon juice.

7. Clean up a cracked egg
There’s no need for wads of paper towels. Cover the mess with salt, and wait 10 to 15 minutes. The salt will turn the eggy goo into a crumbly sand that’s easy to wipe up.

8. Clear up a red wine stain
Sprinkle salt on the fresh stain, and wait 5 minutes. Splash with cold water, and rub until the stain disappears.

9. Clear up a hair clog in the drain
Make a natural drain cleaning mix by mixing 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of salt. Remove as much hair from the drain as you can with your (gloved!) hands, and then pour the mixture down the drain. Follow with 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse everything down with a pot of boiling water. Voila!

-informationng.com

How often do you clean your phone, purse or jeans?

Cleaning is a big part of our lives. From Phones , clothes to beddings  and even pets need regular cleaning.

Some of these things breed germs that can make us sick, so to minimise this we need to clean them on a regular basis.

Phones – Research has found we touch our phones up to 150 times a day, and scientists in America discovered 7,000 types of bacteria on 51 phone samples. While most are harmless, some are not. According to a microbiologist at the University of East Anglia, some of the germs found on the phones include ‘Enterococcus [found in faeces] and pseudomonas bacteria [animals and soil], both of which cause nasty pathogenic infections, have been discovered on phones. Phones with keypads are worse, as they have crevices. Clean yours every day with antibacterial wipes, or as often as you can.

iphone pics

Bedsheets – We shed millions of skin cells every day, many of them in bed, and lose a litre of sweat in a typical night. Both attract dust mites that feed on it. Mites, though harmless, produce droppings containing allergens that can trigger itching eyes, rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) and asthma. It has been recommended to wash them once a week to destroy bacteria and dry them in direct sunlight if you can, as UV light is effective in killing micro-organisms. Run a hot iron over pillow cases  to kill any leftover bacteria.’

beddings
Image courtesy of ispacedesign.com

Pillows – The inside of your pillow is like a sponge, so it soaks up sweat, and becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mites.Doctors have found that the average unwashed pillow can contain a revolting 16 species of fungi. So, wash yours every three months. Most down and synthetic versions are machine washable.

Jeans – Jean designer Donna Ida says washing jeans after every five wears preserves their colour and fibre. More frequent washing will quickly age your denim. Use Fabric Fresh an antibacterial lightly scented spray to keep them smelling fresh in between washes. Jeans hate heat as it damages the denim fibre. Turn them inside out to protect buttons, zips and studs and let them air dry. If you have an extra special pair, put them in a plastic, airtight bag and freeze them overnight — this will kill bacteria just as effectively as washing.

Jeans
Images courtesy of www.m80.com

 Bras– It doesn’t sound like much, but Kelly Dunmore, lingerie expert for Rigby & Peller, is adamant. They crease in your bust and the area under your arms are hot, sweaty environments. Cleaning after every two wears, possibly three, is ideal,’ she says. Avoid machine washing, as activity in the drum will ruin elasticity and shorten its use-able life hand wash instead, then let the bra drip dry at room temperature, as heat from a radiator or tumble dryer destroys Lycra.

bras
Image courtesy of onegoodthingbyjillee.com

Tea towels and dishcloths – are the highest sources of bacterial contamination in your kitchen. They are full of dangerous micro-organisms. Boil them after each use in a pan of water for five minutes or soak them in diluted bleach for half an hour.

Handbags – Watch out for the handles and the bottom of your bag. Many people put their bags on the bed, or on top of kitchen surfaces. You take them everywhere with you; you put it on bathroom floors, and pick it up after handling food or travelling.This helps in the accumulation of germs. You should wipe it down ideally every week with antibacterial wipes to remove skin bacteria such as staphylococcus, viruses and fomites, microbes that can cause infection. If you’re worried about ruining the leather, wipe a small patch of it first to test it before giving it the full treatment.

handbags-5
Image courtesy of citynewfashion.com

 

Cheap home-made cleaning agents

Sometimes cleaning the house, clothes and surfaces can be a hustle especially if they are stained. Many people spend lots of money to buy cleaning agents to help get rid of stubborn stains or stained surfaces.

This doesn’t have to be the case as there are items in the house that can be used to clean hence saving you the money.

Olive Oil
Apart from cooking , it can be used as a cleaner.

Removes paint – Rub some oil into your skin, let it sink in for 5 minutes, and then wash thoroughly with soap.

Polisher on wooden furniture – Mix 2 cups olive oil with 1 cup lemon juice or vinegar. Work the mixture into the furniture with a soft cloth. To smooth out scratches in light-colored wood, rub them with a solution of equal parts olive or vegetable oil and lemon juice.

Hair conditioner – Mix it with your conditioner and massage before rinsing, it will give your hair the much needed shine.

Shaving cream – When you are out of shaving cream, don’t use soap use olive oil instead. It will leave your skin smooth.

Lemon Juice
Natural lemon juice, especially due to its acidity it .

Destroys mildew ,mold – using a paste made from equal parts lemon juice and salt and scrub away mildew and mould from tiles and other surfaces.

Clean glass – Mix four tablespoons of lemon juice with eight cups of water. The citric acid will dissolve dirt, grime and water stains, leaving your windows and glassware glistening and streak-free

Microwave –  To get rid of smell in the microwave, and give it an antibacterial clean out, is to slice a lemon thinly and place the pieces in water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for one minute and let the lemon’s antibacterial properties kill the bacteria lurking in your microwave

Vinegar
Thanks to its acidity, vinegar is one of the best cleaning agents it effectively,non -toxic  and gentle.

Air freshener – Put vinegar in a bowl and leave it open in a smelly room then remove in the morning it will have cleared the smell.

Cleaning drainage and garbage cans – Pour a cup of white vinegar into the sink or garbage disposal, then rinse with fresh water after at least 1 hour has passed.

Baking soda 

Can be used as a mouth freshener – You can dip your tooth brush with paste in baking soda for a boost , or mix baking soda with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide, mixed with water and brush away.

Deodorant – Pat baking soda onto your underarms to neutralize body odour.

Clean brushes and combs – Soak brushes in a solution of warm water and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, afterwards rinse and allow to dry.

Cleaning tiles and bathroom surfaces – Mix with dish washing soap and scrub away.

Polish silverware -Soak utensils or jewellery in hot water and baking soda then wipe clean.

Clean greasy pots and pans – Soak utensils in warm water and two table spoons of baking soda then scrub after a while.

 

 

 

 

 

Women want their partners to be tidier, more romantic and better at DIY: study

Women want their partners to be tidier, more romantic and better at fixing things – while men would like their other half to be better at managing money, cooking and sex, a study has revealed.

Researchers found while women simply want a partner to improve their cleaning skills and make more effort in the romance department, men would like better and more frequent sex.

It also emerged six in ten couples have rowed after pointing out the areas of their partner’s appearance or personality they would most like to change.

The study of 2,000 people in a relationship, found tidiness is the thing women would most like their partner to improve on, followed by being more romantic and better at fixing things around the house, listening and cleaning.

Cooking, socialising, managing money and DIY are also among the areas women wish their other half was better at, with talking completing the top ten.

Selection_085