Come 17 April, Changi Airport is set to morph into more than just a locale frequented by travelling Singaporeans and tourists. Prominently nestled in the heart of the busy airport hub, Jewel Changi Airport is the East’s answer to Orchard Road that houses a plethora of attractions, accommodations and over 200 retail and food outlets under one roof. Before you head down and get overwhelmed by the countless retail therapists, here are 11 hotspots you should definitely keep an eye out for.

#1 Anello

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Since the brand’s subtle arrival on our shores two years ago, these compact but roomy backpacks originating from Japan will now be available in more colours and designs at Anello’s very own store at Jewel. Though not much information has been revealed about the new outlet just yet, we’re hopeful that their flagship store here will carry not just their signature styles but also newer designs that are currently available only in Japan. We can’t wait to check it out!

#2 A&W

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After its disappearance almost 15 years ago, the beloved fast food chain is finally making its long-awaited comeback in Singapore. A&W aficionados would be delighted to know that this brand new outlet will not only give you nostalgic feels with the taste of their iconic rootbeer float and Coney Dogs but also with its retro, throwback setting. Oh, did we mention that you’ll also have a picturesque view of the Rain Vortex while you dine in?

#3 In Good Company

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First launched in 2013, this homegrown fashion brand has since grown into a regionally recognised label with over seven international outlets in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. In Good Company’s third and largest standalone store at Jewel will not only contain a wide selection of wardrobe-ready pieces for your shopping pleasure, but it also shares the space with local gelato artisan Birds of Paradise, where delightful scoops of botanical-inspired ice cream awaits you upon arrival.

#4 Läderach

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Calling all sweet tooths! When at Jewel, you simply cannot miss out on a trip to Läderach where you’ll find delectable Swiss chocolate of all varieties. Having only done pop-ups in the past two years, this will be the chocolatier’s very first brick-and-mortar store on our sunny island – and you can bet that it’s going to be filled with massive slabs of their house-made frischschoggi or fresh chocolate, which you can purchase in smaller pieces to enjoy back at home.

#5 Mark Nason x Skechers

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Joining the assortment of lifestyle tenants is the second Mark Nason Los Angeles x Skechers store, which features pieces made with premium materials and beautifully crafted details inspired by the iconic seventies rock and roll era. Like its first store at Bugis Junction, you can also expect to find the existing collections for both footwear and apparel in this brand new space.

#6 New Balance

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You can always find a reason to update your wardrobe and New Balance knows that. Apart from their available range of streetwear apparel and sneakers, you can also find the brand’s soon-to-be launched #NewBalanceSandals collection featuring boldly coloured slides and athleisure sandals that serve to make a statement with your outfit.

#7 Nike

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If you’re a Nike fan, you definitely can’t miss a visit to their largest outlet in Singapore where you can browse the latest and most extensive range of Nike footwear, apparel and merchandise. This new duplex store will also house a Nike By You customisation area, where shoppers can get the opportunity to customise their very own Nike T-shirt and footwear purchases!

#8 Pokemon Centre Singapore

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Who needs to take a plane to Japan when you can fulfil your Pokemon trainer dreams right here in Singapore? The Pokemon Centre Singapore is bound to excite fans with adorable Pokemon goodies that include accessories, plushies and apparel. What’s more, this flagship outlet will also carry exclusive merchandise and collectibles that are unique to Jewel for the ardent Pokemon fanatic to collect ’em all!

#9 Shake Shack

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After the announcement late last year, it seems that we’ll finally be able to relish in the goodness of a Shake Shack meal at their debut Singapore outlet. Occupying two floors with a spectacular view of the Forest Valley, the hugely popular American casual restaurant chain will not only serve ambience, but also their trademark food items such as the ShackBurger, Shack-cago Dog and the frozen custard ice cream.

#10 Shiseido Forest Valley

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Though it’s not considered an outlet of sorts, the sheer beauty of the Shiseido Forest Valley makes the list due to the extensive space this four-storey indoor forest occupies. If you need to take a break from all the shopping frenzy, head here to take in the splendour of its magnificent waterfall located at the core of the Shiseido Forest Valley, or enjoy a leisurely hike up two cobble-stoned walking trails to explore another attraction at the topmost level.

#11 Starbucks

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Although Starbucks is a common sight around Singapore and Changi Airport, none can compare to this two-storey flagship store at Jewel Changi Airport. Not only is it going to be the first massive outlet with ample seating, this new caffeine haven promises to serve the best of Starbucks to you with an interactive Coffee Bar, as well as a locally-inspired food menu that is freshly prepared onsite.

Jewel Changi Airport opens on 17 April 2019, with ticketed sneak previews happening from 11 to 16 April.

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All The Exciting Events To Check Out This April 2019

29 Mar 2019 by Megan Cheah

It’s festivals, concerts and fairs galore all month long as megastars and global exhibitions open their doors in Singapore. Here’s what you should mark down your calendars for this April!

1 Apr: John Mayer Asia Tour 2019

John Mayer

This isn’t an April Fool’s joke: American singer-songwriter John Mayer will be making a stop on our sunny shores for his 2019 Asian tour. Be ready to be regaled by the man himself in his debut Singapore performance through two setlists of more songs than ever performed before.

Limited tickets available from $108, visit Sports Hub Tix for more information.

5 to 6 Apr: Toy Factory Presents A Silent Hour: Buskers of Singapore

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There’s more than meets the eye to the lone man or woman you see performing on the streets or along the subway tunnel. In an intimate hour-and-a-half show within shophouse theatre [email protected], 22-year-old university student and busker Yee Kien will share his bittersweet experience of being a street musician through a medley of songs.

Tickets from $20, visit Eventbrite for more information.

6 Apr: Ong Seong W00 First Fan Meeting Eternity Tour in Singapore

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Wannables, rejoice! Ong Seong Woo of Wanna One fame will be back in Singapore for his first solo fan meeting tour at [email protected] Besides getting to interact with the fans, the multi-talented star will also be showcasing his charms as a solo artiste through a series of performances and special stages.

Tickets from $98, visit APACTIX for more information. 

9 Apr: Anne Marie Live in Singapore

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After a successful one-off show as part of her Speak Your Mind tour last October, platinum-selling songstress Anne Marie will be back in Singapore to stage a full-fledged concert at the Capitol Theatre. With hits like ‘2002’, ‘FRIENDS’ and ‘Alarm’, you can be sure of an electrifying night with the British pop queen.

Tickets from $98, visit APACTIX for more information.

9 Apr: Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day

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It’s that time of the year again: Ben & Jerry’s signature Free Cone Day is returning once again on 9 April! Both Scoop Shops at Dempsey and [email protected] will be offering a free scoop to everyone who heads down. But don’t just walk away with your free cones – show your support for migrant worker society Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) simply by snapping a picture of your ice cream and hash-tagging #FreeConeDaySG, #BenandJerrySG and #TWC2SG. For every Instagram post, the brand will donate $1 to TWC2!

Visit Ben and Jerry’s Singapore for more information. 

11 Apr: Sabrina Carpenter the Singular Tour

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Powerhouse pop star Sabrina Carpenter will be bringing her strong vocals and dance hits to Singapore for her first show on our sunny isle. Some of her popular tracks include ‘Almost Love’, ‘Sue Me’ and ‘Paris’ – all of which will make an appearance during her long-overdue debut.

Tickets from $88, visit SISTIC for more information.

12 to 14 Apr: Pet Expo 2019

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Fur moms and dads, Singapore’s largest pet fair is back once again! The sixth edition will bring in a whole slew of talks, workshops, competitions and the first charity dog grooming event of its kind to raise funds for rehoming partners. Look forward to new fashion accessories and gourmet food products (think dog-friendly ice cream and gluten-free animal superfood) as well – only the best for your pets.

Tickets from $5, visit Pet Expo for more information.

13 Apr: GARNiDELiA stellacage Asia Tour 2019 響喜乱舞”

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Anisong fans would be pleased to know that Japanese pop-rock duo GARNiDELiA will finally be holding their first solo concert in Singapore, after multiple I Love Anisong sets in the past few years. Vocalist MARiA and producer toku will be performing their hit anime themes and Eurodance-style tracks during a one-night-only show at [email protected] Box, including ‘MIRAI’ (ending theme of Gunslinger Stratos), ‘Yakusoku -Promise Code-‘ (ending theme of Qualidea Code) and ‘Désir’ (ending theme of Fate/Apocrypha).

Tickets from $88, visit APACTIX for more information.

13 Apr to 24 Sep: ArtScience Museum’s Wonderland

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Revisit your childhood with Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, the latest exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. An interactive and playful set envisioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, explore the timeless tale of Alice and friends through iconic moments like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Pool of Tears.

Tickets from $12, visit Marina Bay Sands for more information.

19 to 21, 26 to 28 Apr: Shilin Ye Shi Singapore

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If you’re missing the hustle and bustle of Taiwan’s famous night markets, put down your passport – you’ll be able to experience the much-loved Shilin Ye Shi concept right here in Singapore! For two weekends, The [email protected] in Singapore Turf Club will be transformed into a fair of Taiwanese and local street food, artisanal products and arcade games, complete with live performances and movies.

Admission is free, visit Shilin Singapore for more information.

26 Apr: Ed Sheeran Divide Tour 2019

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Following his two sold-out shows in November last year, Ed Sheeran will be returning for his Divide Tour on 26 April! The red-headed English crooner will serenade fans at the National Stadium, with earworms like ‘Perfect’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from his vast repertoire of songs. Bonus: the highly popular Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK will be opening the show!

Tickets are fully sold out, visit Sports Hub Tix for more information.

19 to 21 Apr: Skechers Sundown Festival

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Love music, art and beaches? Then the Skechers Sundown Festival is for you. Themed to be an “Asia Music Wonderland”, Asian music, food, art and culture take centre stage at the 3D2N event. More than 50 artistes will be taking part, from familiar acts like homegrown singer Charlie Lim to Korean hip-hop collective MFBTY and K-pop boy band iKON.

Tickets from $85, visit Sundown Festival for more information.

21 Apr: 2019 Chungha Fanmeeting in Singapore

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We ‘Gotta Go’! K-pop songstress Kim Chungha will be in town for her first ever fan meeting, where she will delight fans with hits such as ‘Love U’, ‘Roller Coaster’ and ‘Why Don’t You Know’. The former member of monster girl group I.O.I will also get up close and personal with lucky Byulharangs through a hi-touch session and group photos, so don’t wait!

Tickets from $98, visit APACTIX for more information.

24 Apr to 26 May: The Phantom of the Opera

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It’s been played to over 145 million people across 30 countries and is the longest-running show on Broadway, but The Phantom of the Opera never ceases to amaze crowds with every show. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical will be in town for a month at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay, where guests follow the tragic story of an obsessive opera house phantom falling in love with a young soprano singer.

Tickets from $75, visit SISTIC for more information.

27 Apr: Hello! Moomoo 2019 Mamamoo Asia Fanmeeting

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Singapore MooMoos will be treated to their queens’ first ever fanmeeting this April, as Mamamoo drops by for the Singapore leg of their Asian tour. The quartet is set to stun with their electrifying stage presence and explosive vocals – it’s definitely going to be quite the show!

Tickets from $108, visit APACTIX for more information.

What are your plans this April? Let us know in the comments below!

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The heat of the Singapore sun is inescapable, and more so when one is out and about. If you’re thinking about taking a walk into Sentosa but dreading the boring, tiring stroll through its boardwalk, don’t be – it seems that the 670m bridge has gotten some interesting new additions, in the form of curated vending machines.

Launch of Boardwalk AdVENDture

Now, before you roll your eyes and continue on your way, we must say that the Boardwalk adVENDture options aren’t your ordinary canned soda providers. The 35 machines (all with the ability to go cashless) are spread across four retail clusters and provide visitors with more than just refreshments. With novelty gifts, beauty products and even full meals available for your selection, of which many are first-time vending machine vendors, you’ll definitely be in for a treat.

Stop A: Fresh Point

Starting your trek from VivoCity shopping centre into Sentosa, the first cluster is fairly close to the mega-mall. Named the Fresh Point, it features cool snacks and local nibbles that will fuel one on their walk. Besides the usual ice creams and beverages, however, we noticed some fun picks when we dropped by the boardwalk during their launch event.

Eureka Popcorn

You’d think popcorn comes hand-in-hand with movies, but they’re also great to munch on when you’re in need of a mid-day nibble. Popping up (literally) in their first vending machine, Eureka by Eureka Snacks offers both classic and localised flavours that will be sure to suit everyone’s fancy. Also, can we just take a look at how gorgeous the packaging is?

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If you’re looking for a meaningful gift for your loved ones, how about one from Art Faculty by Pathlight’s fundraising collection? Featuring handcrafted artworks such as fans, cups and notebooks by differently-abled artists, proceeds will go towards the school’s efforts to nurture burgeoning artists. Shopping while doing good? Count us in!

There’s something for the beauty junkies too. No time to shop for your favourite K-beauty essentials at your local retail store? You can now pick up daily essentials from Korean skincare brand su:m37° along the boardwalk stretch at their vending machine spot. How convenient is that?

Stop B: Gift Street

Souvenirs are all the rage with tourists, but even the most discerning local wouldn’t be able resist getting some of the quirky novelty items available here. Upon entering Gift Street, you’ll be greeted by a row of vending machines that come lined up in the style of Sentosa’s Monorail. Check out some of the fun offerings:

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The festive snack bak kwa (Chinese salty-sweet meat jerky) is a favourite amongst Singaporeans and foreigners alike. Get your bak kwa fix – and some other undeniably Singaporean flavours – at Fragrance Foodstuff’s first ever vending machine.

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A bookstore in a vending machine, anybody? Literature lovers looking to delve into Singapore’s history and leading figures can also pick up a copy or two at Books by World Scientific, which displays biographies of famous Singapore leaders as well as some local works for your reading pleasure.

Stop C: Fun Alley

Heading to Sentosa means that you’re all geared up for a day of fun, but as much as you’ve prepared, there could be an item or two that you’ve might’ve forgotten to pack. Cue Fun Alley’s dispensers, which allows one to pick up everyday necessities without having to run to a convenience store.

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Going to the beach? Arm yourself with full-spectrum protection from the harsh sun rays! Suncare essentials from Banana Boat by DKSH Singapore are available at Fun Alley.

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Family essential products are compiled into a nifty dispenser here as well, with items like baby wipes, mosquito repellent patches and plasters neatly arranged for purchase – just in case mom forgets to bring anything!

Stop D: Foodie Zone

On the cusp of entering Sentosa, vending machines are cosied away in an air-conditioned space – this makes the Foodie Zone, where famished visitors can grab ready-to-eat grub. With standing tables placed in the area, tourists and locals alike can refuel before going all-out in the State of Fun.

Crab Vending Machine

Think you can finish a whole steamed crab? Fresh, “restaurant-quality” crustaceans are available in Singapore’s first-ever crab vending machine by House of Seafood. At the price of $59.90, these whole crabs are heated up for five minutes and served piping hot. Options include black pepper crab, salted egg crab and the popular chili crab.

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Feeling parched? The area also houses a semi-automated bar counter by Bar Stop!, where craft beers and cocktails from the mainland will be served for those in need of an alcoholic thirst quencher (to those of age, of course).

If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with trusty cup noodles. Aptly taking cues from the Japanese and their specialised vending machines, Koka and Nissin offer a wide assortment of flavours that will satisfy your tastebuds.

What other interesting items would you like to see in such vending machines? Let us know in the comments below!

More related stories: You Can Now Get Unicorn Cornettos At 7-Eleven Singapore For Just $2.80Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market Is Coming To Singapore This April

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Back for its 42nd edition, the annual Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is returning stronger than ever with an exciting lineup of local and international acts (some specially commissioned for the festival). Taking place from 16 May to 12 June, be prepared for a fortnight-long appreciation of music, dance, technology and more. From cross-cultural classics to moving images and virtual reality, here are our top picks to look out for.

#1 Dionysus

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Under the masterful hand of Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki and highlighting a huge cast of actors from Indonesia, Japan and China, this retelling of Euripides’ Greek tragedy The Bacchae will open the festival with a bang on 17 and 18 May. Featuring costumes by Indonesian designer Auguste Soesastro and Tadashi Suzuki himself as well as a musical score with Indonesian instruments by composer Takada Midori, Dionysus is sure to awe with intense storytelling and captivating visuals.

Dionysus will be showing on 17 and 18 May at the Victoria Theatre, tickets from $40.

#2 100 Keyboards

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Both an exhibition and a music performance, sound artist ASUNA will be presenting 100 Keyboards in Singapore for the first time. 100 battery-operated analogue keyboards will be on display during the day; come nightfall, the avant-garde musician will experiment with sound waves to create tunes from hip-hop and lo-fi pop to ambient noises and overlapping textures. The sounds differ depending on where you’re seated, so be sure to keep your ears peeled.

100 Keyboards exhibition will take place from 16 to 19 May at Gallery II, Festival House (The Arts House), admission is free. 100 Keyboards performance will be showing from 17 to 20 May at Gallery II, Festival House (The Arts House), tickets from $20.

#3 The Mysterious Lai Teck

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As short as Singapore’s history is, a number of shadowy figures never quite made it into our textbooks. One of them is Lai Teck, remembered as the leader of the Malayan Communist Party from 1939 to 1947 and a triple agent of the Fresh, British and Japanese, whose dark tale will be explored in The Mysterious Lai Teck. Performed by acclaimed Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen and commissioned by SIFA, travel back to wartime Southeast Asia through innovative staging using visual projections, theatrical drapes and an animatronic puppet to discover one man’s enigmatic story.

The Mysterious Lai Teck will be showing from 17 to 19 May at SOTA Drama Theatre, tickets from $40.

#4 Peter and The Wolf

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Peter and the Wolf is a timeless classic, but seeing it come to life in the form of videography and puppets will definitely be a treat for many. The beloved whimsical tale will be told to crowds young and old through the efforts of a six-piece band, live animation, puppetry and a local narrator. Adapted by Sophie Roberts of New Zealand’s Silo Theatre, join Peter as he goes on a quest to capture an escaped wolf while discovering a new magical world.

Peter and the Wolf will be showing on 18 to 20 May at the KC Arts Centre Home of SRT, tickets from $30.

#5 Frogman

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What happens when the past catches up to you? Utilising both theatre and virtual reality, Frogman is a murder mystery and supernatural thriller all in one, where the story jumps back and forth between two timelines in an attempt to rescue a missing girl. Participants will don a VR headset that immerses them into the gripping narrative, granting them a multi-sensory experience that is definitely worth the dollars.

Frogman will be showing from 21 to 26 May at SOTA Studio Theatre, tickets from $40.

#6 ST/LL

ST/LL SIFA 2019

In an intriguing mix of performance and installation, Japanese artist Shiro Takatani’s ST/LL will be gracing the SIFA stage after successful showings in Europa, Tokyo and Taiwan. Melding lighting, media art, stage design and dance movement into one breathtaking piece, this beautiful performance is further enhanced by the music score, composed by Oscar-winning songsmith Ryuichi Sakamoto.

ST/LL will be showing on 24 and 25 May at Esplanade Theatre, tickets from $40.

#7 Bill Frisell Trio

Bill Frisell Trio

He has over 40 years of musical experience as well as a Grammy award under his belt, but there is still no telling how each show of Bill Frisell’s will go down with his penchant for freestyle and improvisation. Joined by drummer Rudy Royston and bassist Thomas Morgan – two of the most in-demand acts in the jazz world – get ready to be awed by some of Bill’s most iconic compositions in this one-night-only performance.

Bill Frisell Trio will be showing on 29 May at Victoria Theatre, tickets from $50.

#8 Crowd

Crowd SIFA 2019

Music is often an escape from reality, and the essence of that is depicted in Crowd, a dance and theatre piece inspired by the techno rave scene of 1990s Berlin. Choreographed and directed by Gisèle Vienne, 15 dancers explore their inner selves by drawing out alternative dreamscapes, distortions and realities to the beat of electronic dance music – a hypnotic performance and visual feast not to be missed!

Crowd will be showing on 1 and 2 June at Victoria Theatre, tickets from $40.

The full SIFA 2019 programme lineup can be found on their website. Catch the full trailer for the festival here!

Will you be catching any of the shows from SIFA? Let us know in the comments below!

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Staying organised in our daily lives is no easy task. Despite attempts on absorbing tips from renowned Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo, it’s admittedly still a challenge to keep things prim and proper when life gets hectic. To get you started on KonMari-ing your life, here are some organisational habits that you can easily integrate into your daily routine.

#1 Keep Your Living Space Clean With A Weekly Schedule

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It can often be quite exhausting to have just one cleaning day scheduled every few months. Instead of having to spruce up the room at one go, distribute these tasks with a weekly cleaning schedule. From rearranging the books on your shelves to giving your study desk a wipe down, having a weekly timetable helps you to set aside adequate time to organise your home without having to procrastinate. The duration doesn’t have to be a long one either; carving out one to two hours a week is good enough to get yourself familiarised with this good habit.

#2 Donate Items That Don’t Spark Joy

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Do you find your closet cluttered with clothes that you only seem to wear once, or your shelves filled with unread books that are collecting dust? If your answer is ‘yes’, then it’s highly likely that you are taking up space with items that you are no longer interested in or have no practical use for. Spend some time going through the clutter, and pick out stuff that literally don’t make you happy anymore, to donate or sell. If it feels like too much work at one go, start small by throwing one item out every day until you can no longer find any more things to get rid of.

#3 Minimise Your Digital Inbox 

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If you enjoy keeping up with the latest trends, then you’re most probably someone who subscribes to a number of newsletters. Despite your initial efforts in keeping up with your favourite brands, it’s inevitable to miss a couple of them especially when they have a habit of sending more than one newsletter every month. In such a scenario, employing the use of a stringent criteria for the content you want for your digital inbox is greatly beneficial. In addition to ensuring enough space for important emails, you wouldn’t feel the stress of a seemingly endless amount of unread emails. So if you haven’t read a single email from a particular brand in a while, it’s time to hit that unsubscribe button!

#4 Be Aware Of Expired Food

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Due to the hectic schedule we all face every day, it’s difficult to keep track of the perishables that sit in our kitchen. While it’s always tempting to leave it to someone else in the family to handle, part of developing organisational skills is to put it to good use. Simply spare 15 minutes of your day per week to take a look at the items in the kitchen, and toss out any expired food you may find. This helps to rid the cabinets of unnecessary clutter and make room for fresh, new supplies. Your folks will thank you for this!

#5 Organise Your Weekend

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Create a list of activities that you are interested in trying out, which will come in handy when you are stuck with a plan-free and boring weekend. Having a curated list of to-dos will not only guarantee an enjoyable weekend, but it will also help prevent you from wasting precious time on decision-making.

#6 Plan Your Outfit For The Next Day

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Rather than feeling flustered and rushed to get yourself ready for school or work, prep things beforehand so you will feel more orderly and efficient to take on the day’s activities. By planning your outfit the night before, you won’t be wasting your morning away staring blankly at your closet, which leaves you with more time to clock in more sleep or eat a proper breakfast.

#7 Spring Clean Your Wallet

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One of the best and quickest ways to start becoming more organised is decluttering your wallet. Whenever you find yourself with some downtime, be it on the commute back home or in front of the TV after dinner, use it to clear your wallet of unwanted mess in three easy ways: file away receipts that you would like to keep before recycling the rest; go through your reward cards to make sure the ones you often use are prominent in your wallet; and remove half the amount of coins for safe storage in a jar or other designated containers in your home, because there’s simply no need for you to carry around all that extra weight.

#8 Manage Your Life With A Bullet Journal

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For the uninitiated, a bullet journal is a great way to make lists and take notes in a fully customisable way that tailors to your needs. As an alternative to information being recorded in five different places, this mindful practice allows you to record them all in one place. It really doesn’t take much to get started; all you need are some writing tools plus a notebook, and you’re all set! Colourful pens such as Pentel’s Hybrid Milky, Watercolour Sticks and Brush Sign Pen are good options to have on hand, especially when it comes to decorating the pages of your personalised bullet journal.

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What are some of your best tips to keep yourself organised? Share with us in the comments below!

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