Even top actress and celebrity homemaker Marian Rivera knows upgrading the home isn't always easy. Especially at this time when there are limited options, skyrocketing prices and limited budgets. Sprucing up any space--big or small--can certainly be a challenge.
Rivera is grateful, however, that as brand ambassador of online shopping mecca Shopee, she can well help her fellow homemakers make the most of their abodes with what little they can spend these days. Here then are the GMA Primetime Queen and queen of the Dantes' home's Top 3 tips on home design and practical must-haves.
Oh, but just before that, Rivera cautions, "Always set a budget." Even with her superstar status, setting a budget for everything is always an important aspect for the 37-year-old star, especially when buying essentials for home and living. And just like most of homemakers, the A-list celebrity also looks out for the best deals on her favorite shopping app.
Asked specifically for her single best tip to new homeowners, Rivera shares, "Always look for a peg. In that manner, mas makikita mo kung ano yung kailangan mong bilhin at kung anong kulang. [Always look for a peg. In that manner, you'll see exactly what you need to buy and what's still missing.]"
Reminding everyone of Thursday's 7.7 sale, Rivera happily adds that the day is the best time to maximize budgets what with promos like shipping discount vouchers, 10 percent off tag prices, and P49-deals and below for home must-haves.
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As for her much-awaited Top 3 homemaker tips, read on and live well
Tip No. 1: Get organized all around
Too much clothes but not enough space? This hanging coset organizer is a lifesaver thanks to multiple pockets that are perfect for small items. Homemakers can hang this organizer inside closets, in the bathroom, or even in your laundry area.
Rivera also encourages the queen of the home to maximize every bit of space for storage using knick-knacks like wall-mounted rotatable hooks, which easily sticks on any surface without damaging walls.
Avoid spilled and wasted toothpaste with the help an automatic toothpaste dispenser, which also doubles as toothbrush storage to keep the sink area neat and tidy.
Organize grocery items with the help of a refrigerator storage box, which has a space-saving design that makes stocking up supplies easier and more convenient.
Tip No. 2: Prioritize!
Know for her multiple roles both on and off screen, the most important for Rivera is still true to life. Being a mom considers is being a mom to her children and prioritizing everything they need.
"Mahilig ako mag-ayos-ayos sa bahay lalo na pag walang ginagawa. Syempre first thing na kinoconsider ko is ang safety ng mga anak ko.
"At dahil bata, maligalig at mahirap namang makatabig-tabig sila o malapit sa disgrasya, so I always make sure na kid-friendly ang mga gamit ang ayos namin sa bahay."
Under this category, Rivera advises using go-to tumblers with protective bottle sleeved. This has a non-slip, anti-scratch, and anti-collision surface to keep the tumbler protected at all times.
Make use of a multipurpose bath ladle for daily home tasks, including watering the plants, washing ingredients in the kitchen, or even for the kids' next bath time session.
Avoid leaving around unsafe items kids can reach with the help of an under-desk organizer, which can also be used for a home office setup.
Prevent any accidents in the kitchen with a bottle opener that is essy and safe to use in opening bottles and jars with ease.
Tip No. 3: Choose convenience when shopping for your home necessities
Rivera admits she is an avid shopper and doesn't hide that Shopee is her go-to source for home essentials.
Sharing more of what she usually buys, the celebrity wife and mom says, "I am very fond of kitchenware at mga ingredients ng kung anu-anong niluluto ko, lalo na minsan pag may mga ingredients na mahirap hanapin sa grocery."
She shops online for these nowadays and guarantees hassle-free cooking time every time, beginning with a condiments organizer to help keep spices in place in an aesthetic way.
"Make cooking a fun and safe experience with these non-slip silicone oven gloves, which you can use to hold and transfer hot objects. Replace your plastic containers with sealed jar containers, which come in different sizes to store extra ingredients and food items. And always keep your cooking station spotless clean with quick-drying multipurpose kitchen towels, which you can also use on kitchenware," she goes through her list, ending with a satisfied smile.