Domestic Diva Awards is The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s annual highlight of innovative products that help us live, work and eat better. This year, over 250 products across 69 household categories, ranging from cleaning and cooking appliances to healthy meal subscriptions were nominated. The winners were decided through public voting in an online survey in partnership with Milieu Insight, and Editor’s Pick, recognising the best in their fields.
For young working parents, there’s never been a more fun time to be a domestic whiz. Our generation not only has a plethora of gadgets and appliances to assist us with housework and cooking, they are even available for purchase online so you can do all your research without stepping out of your home. And if housework and cooking are not your priority, these gadgets will help you minimise time in the kitchen (and maximise the time spent enjoying what you make in it).
While past generations needed to cook and do the laundry in linear time, you can now multi-task and get much more done in one hour – if you know how to maximise the use of your appliances.
Professional organiser Nathalie Ricaud, founder of Get Organised & Beyond, suggests that to reduce time spent on housework, first keep your home as clutter-free as possible. “For example, knick-knacks on the shelves are dust collectors and take time to get dusted. All this time easily adds up. In fact, according to the American National Soap and Detergent Association, getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40 per cent of the housework in the average home.”
Nathalie adds that gadgets, if not thought out properly, can also be part of the clutter. With that in mind, do you know exactly how some gadgets can help you, so you can maximise their potential?
Here are some of our favourite new appliances (or in some cases, product improvements) to get you started.