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No-Cost Organizing Hacks for Your Home Makeover

Planning on upgrading the look of your house but don’t have a big budget to do it? Don’t worry because you can actually have a home makeover at no cost at all.

Download Interior Design Apps

There’s a wealth of interior design apps that you can download for free. There are even plenty that allow you a 3D view of your layout and lets you put in various elements, including kitchen utensils, media items, artwork, and various items.

Rearrange the Furniture

You’ll be surprised at how different your house can look just by rearranging the furniture. You can start with the bedroom. How about pushing the bed to one side or changing its orientation? You can move a table near the window to create an office space with natural lighting.

Experiment with the look or use the app you downloaded before moving the heavy pieces around.

Deep Cleaning

You can free up space in the house by getting rid of chunky furniture and old boxes filled with junk. Deep cleaning the house is actually a great idea because you can make the furniture pieces shiny again. You’ll be amazed that these items might actually look like they’re new, just with a few minutes of brushing.

Add a ‘Catch All’ Box

One thing that really reduces clutter in your home is a ‘catch all’ box put at strategic places. Put one on a table filled with chargers and whatnots. This is also useful at the living room and even in the kitchen. Of course, you can pick a fancy box or container so that this would still upgrade the look of the place. A lovely tray would do the trick.

Organize Stuff According to Frequency of Use

There are plenty of stuff at home that you rarely even use. If you don’t want to get rid of these items but don’t need it now, place these at the topmost shelves or in back cabinets. Put the ones you frequently use in easy-to-reach levels.

Make sure to label the boxes and closed cabinets to ensure that you won’t have to open everything if you need something.

Put Some Plants Inside the House

Got some plants outside the house? Bring some of them in! Just make sure to rotate the plants you bring in so that these can also get much-needed sunlight.

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No Bridal Car, No Problem? Groom Carries Bride Across Muddy Roads

Despite the rains, having no bridal car wasn’t a problem for a pair of newlyweds because the groom just carried his bride across the muddy roads! That’s so cool, right?

Groom Carries Bride Across Muddy Roads

There are many challenges that couples face along the way, with these challenges often helping shape their relationship.

no bridal car
Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

But a couple in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, Central Philippines, had a different kind of challenge as the rains the previous days made the roads so muddy in their area.

Living in what appears to be a mountainous area, they aren’t likely able to bring a bridal car, even if they wanted to. But the groom proved his love for his bride by carrying her on his shoulders as they walked the muddy roads together. Isn’t that sweet?

Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

Their photos went viral, with some netizens joking that this couple raised the bar high in marriages – and that girls shouldn’t get married if their man wouldn’t promise to carry them through the muddy roads. LOL.

We’re stating the obvious, but that’s a joke, of course.

The post was originally uploaded by Enao Aileen Billones, congratulating the couple on their wedding day.

Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

It was quickly picked up and shared by the local media and groups, with HEADZ UP NegOr writing the perfect caption:

In sickness or in health…

No bridal car or horse or even carabao needed to transport the bride just to be in the Church on time for their wedding in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City.

Mabuhay ang bagong kasal! Congratulations.

Many netizens were amazed, with some saying that they know this couple would last forever because the groom truly loves his bride.

Others were a bit unsold to the idea, commenting that the bride shouldn’t have worn a bridal dress if they had to walk through mud. If the groom missed a step, both of them could end up in the mud!

It was a good thing that didn’t happen. Whew!

Are White Bridal Cars Required?

What bridal car is the best pick? Most people prefer white cars because they match the wedding theme of purity. But it’s not really a requirement. You can choose any car color – and some even pick native themes like carabao-drawn carriages or even those drawn by horses.

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Husband’s Appreciation Post for Wife Draws Mixed Reactions

A husband’s appreciation post for his wife drew mixed reactions on social media. Many were glad that he openly showed his appreciation to his wife, yet others think it was too much. Which side are you on?

Husband’s Appreciation Post for Wife Goes Viral

Society has long viewed women as second place to men, and that they’re expected to do the household chores even if they’re working. In some households, the women are even expected to work even if the man is jobless!

This kind of setup has long been accepted by society that most women just go with the flow, even if it’s something that they don’t like doing or even if they want to do something else. Many are even ignored or unappreciated by their husbands and other family members.

That’s why many netizens were happy after seeing a husband’s appreciation post for his wife recently on social media.

appreciation post
Photo credit: Mark Vincent Yap Nodado

Mark Vincent Yap Nodado shared the exchange he had with his wife early that morning. My wife said this morning;

10 years na pala akong graduate, parang wala akong personal achievements”

To which I immediately responded.

“Wag mo sabihin yan. Yung achievement ko, achievement mo. Kasi hindi ko naman magagawa ng wala ka ehh”

Totoo naman. Kaya nakakaalis ako para magsite kasi alam ko naaalagaan mo ng mabuti babies natin.

Kaya nga malakas loob ko, kasi alam ko you have my back and you will support my decisions.

Kaya kapag nagpost ako, hindi ko na chinecheck kasi alam ko na kung may typo, magmemessage ka kaagad.”

Everything was great up to this point, but netizens couldn’t help notice the “little things” he also appreciates about his wife because they think that his mindset about his wife is that she’s his helper.

Kaya nga yung mga maliliit na bagay, hindi ko na napapansin kasi nandiyan ka naman.

-pag iwan ng tuwalya kung saan

-hindi pag flush hahaha

-paghagis ng damit

-simple things that I don’t notice anymore kasi alam ko nandiyan ka naman

Kaya nga may gising na gising ako sa pagdridrive kasi kapag malayo yung site, hihintayin ko yung kape mo.

And kaya kapag may talk ako, may boses ako kasi nandiyan yung turmeric ko.

Kaya kapag pagod na pagod ako, alam ko dadatnan ko or lulutuin mo na ulam.

Still, there were also many netizens who were happy about his appreciation post, saying that those are the things that many wives are doing without being thanked for.

He ended the post with much love and appreciation for his wife – and the people who admired the post said that it’s best to focus on the overall gist of the post and how he’s trying to uplift his wife.

“Hindi totoong wala kang achievement, kahit personal, sa pagiging financial advisor mo, sa mga plantitas mo, sa pagiging taga review ko ng documents. Dami mo ng na achieve.

Yung mga anak natin, mababait, matatalino and loving kasi nandiyan ka lagi. Mas pinili mo yung freelance work para mas marami kang time sa kanila, sa amin.

And dahil nandiyan ka, I’m free to reach higher. That’s why every achievement I get, you are a big part of it.

You are the scaffolding to my structure, in the end, people won’t see what you’ve done, but this structure won’t go higher without you.

I love you”.

After all, behind every man’s success is a woman, right?

What do you think of this appreciation post?

Not every man would commend his wife the way you did, so inspiring and full of love…. Salute to you sir and wishing you many more fruitful years with Miss Mhei,” says one of the top comments.

Agree po ako, Engr. Mark, mangangapa po tayo sa dilim kung walang ilaw ng tahanan. Dahil sa matinding suporta ni misis po ninyo ay nagawa at natapos ninyo ang bahay namin. Maraming salamat po sa inyo,” another wrote.

But others don’t agree.

Sorry, but I do not find this romantic at all, tbh. Ito ata yung sinasabi ni Isko na “supreme sacrifice”. Dude, even the easiest of the house chores (e.g. pagsampay ng tuwalya, pagflush ng toilet, paglagay ng damit sa laundry bag), inaasa mo pa sa kanya?” one netizen wrote.

Seriously, kinikilig kayo dito? When I read it, I felt sad for the wife. All his husband thinks about is himself and how he can get higher while the wife is stagnant attending to his needs,” another commented.

Wife’s Role in the House

In many marriages, the wife is still expected to take care of her husband, the house, and the kids. But in modern families, many couples share the burden of the chores and caring for the kids and each other.

Some households even have a “househusband” with the wife being the breadwinner and the husband at home to care for the kids.

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Wife Sells Cheating Husband’s Expensive Clothes, Shoe Collection in Live Auction

“MGA GAMIT NG SUMAKABILANG BAHAY NA ASAWA LIVE SELLING” – that’s how a scorned wife captioned the live video she did to sell the expensive clothes and shoe collection of her cheating husband. Netizens were quite supportive, bidding over the items worth thousands of pesos! Wow. This is one good way of moving on, right?

Cheating Husband’s Things Sold in Auction

We’ve heard so many stories of cheating spouses or partners. In many of these, we also hear about how the scorned one burned or threw away the cheating one’s stuff.

Well, one scorned wife knew the monetary value of her cheating husband’s stuff. So, instead of doing those, she decided to sell them to an online auction on Facebook.

cheating husband
Photo credit: Jamille Margarita Galvez

Quite amazingly, despite warnings that these clothes might carry a “babaero sumpa” (playboy curse), the items sold out like hotcakes – and they were worth thousands of pesos!

Jamille Margarita Galvez impressed everyone with how she handled her husband’s cheating by selling his clothes and shoe collection. She went viral with her announcement post, and many also supported her live selling auction.

Netizens loved her caption and the hugot lines she did, though she told buyers to have the clothes blessed to remove the curse. LOL.

cheating husband
Photo credit: Jamille Margarita Galvez

Hi guys! Magliveselling ako ng gamit ng ASAWA KO NA SUMAKABILANG BAHAY NA.

CAUTION: BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK, MAY SUMPA TO SIGURADO MAGIGING BABAERO UNG BF O ASAWA NIYO! HAHAHA UNANG SUOT FUCCBOI AGAD! May bonus pang pagiging sugalero!

Super MURA nalang, kasi di naman marunong magMAHAL ung may-ari

Lahat ng items MATINO pa, ung may-ari lang ung hindi

ORIG lahat to walang fake, di naman ako MANLOLOKO gaya nung may-ari

Walang LASPAG dito, ung kabet lang nya yerrnn

Wag magMINE kung di mo kaya panindigan gaya ng ginawa ng asawa ko

RFS: Baboy ung nagsuot

BAWAS BASURA SA BAHAY!

Ganito pag business minded ung niloko mong asawa or bf gf!

Pabasbasan o painsensuhan nyo muna bago suot Chaaarr

Photo credit: Jamille Margarita Galvez
Photo credit: Jamille Margarita Galvez

During the live, she would jokingly ask her cheating husband to watch the live so he can see the things she’s selling.

Polo shirt ng babaero,” she calls the clothes, yet her loyal buyers scrambled to outbid each other! Amazing!

Some netizens thought that it was all a joke, but it turned out to be true. Sadly, she even posted about finding the other woman’s sweet note in one of her husband’s clothes. Sigh.

Photo credit: Jamille Margarita Galvez

Many also hoped that she’d find peace and happiness, especially because she has three young kids to raise on her own.

Watch the live selling auction here and be impressed by this strong woman and her supportive buyers:

Are Curses Real?

There are stories about curses being real, dating back to ancient times! However, scientists have debunked these so-called curses, saying that these had scientific explanations.

For example, the archeologists who fell to the curse of the mummy’s tomb passed from infections due to fungi and other pathogens.

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