Where do you wish to go most during the circuit breaker period?
For me, DAISO!
Daiso originates from Japan with everything selling at 100yen, and in Singapore, all items are selling at S$2. They have a wide variety of products – from Bento tools to household items to stationery, there’s almost something for every part of your house.
In this post, I will be sharing 10 items from Daiso which I find useful and worth buying.
Trapped at home and looking around the house for almost 24hrs a day, my temporary OCD symptom kicked in and I have the urge to clean up the house. I started KonMari, from my most neglected area of the house – the kitchen….
1. Food container with cover
Since the circuit breaker, my social media feeds began to show up delicious looking cakes and bread photos. Inspired by these photos, I also started to attempt baking. This means I will need different types of flour for different recipes. I used to keep flour in their original package, but always feel frustrated with the ‘flying flour’ when I was baking. So I started to repackage the flours into food storages with cover and labeled them. This means less hassle when I need more flour in the middle of preparing the dough; and in cases when I need help, Kpo Kia Papa, or even Kpo Kia can easily help me to get the correct flour.
In case you are interested to know, since 1kg of flour is equivalent to 1.89litre, I am using a 2.1L “airtight” food container for my flour.
2. Stackable storage boxes with handle (Natural series, Large and Deep size)
Recently, I fell in love with this Natual series of stackable storage boxes. They are usually found under the Stationary section, but I think they are super useful for my kitchen also. The size is just nice for me to pack all my coffee, and also other items that are slightly taller.
3. Basket with handles
These basket with handles are very useful to storage items at the upper deck of the hanging cupboard. As a shortie, I used to drag a chair into the kitchen so I can climb up to get the items at the upper deck. Now, as long as I can reach the basket handle, I can easily get the whole basket of items out, to get whatever I need.
4. Round glass jar
Similar to the flour, I used to keep the salt and sugar in their original package. But when I was cooking/baking halfway and find a need to more salt/sugar, it’s always a struggle to get them out of the package. Putting them in these jars means I can use one hand to open the jar and scope the salt/sugar while my other hand can still manage the food I am processing.
5. Oil-Absorbing Cooking Paper
The Kpo Kia family loves fried food. Even though I try to mitigate the amount of oil by using an air fryer for most of the fried food, there’s still a substantial amount of oil in them. I like to lay the fried food on a piece of oil-absorbing cooking paper. It not only absorbs oil from the food but also helps to make my cleaning easier (since the plates will be less oily).
6. Strainer and bowl with handler
I have been using the big strainer and basket (also from Daiso!) for washing the vegetables, but using it for smaller food items can be a wastage of water. Recently I bought this small strainer and bowl with handles, it doesn’t really hold heavy items well (easily bend over and the water will spill out), but is really useful for rinsing smaller food items.
7. S&B Seasonings
Some people have doubts about getting food items from value stores like Daiso. But having eating their food products for years and still surviving, I would reckon their food is safe to be consumed. However, you can sometimes get the same food items from Daiso at a cheaper price outside, so, shop smart!
I think these S&B seasonings are really worth it. I ever got the same brand items (probably slightly different packaging) from other supermarkets at a price which is almost double of S$2.
I spend most of the time at home sitting at my desk – working, blogging, photo editing, Netflixing. My desk area might not be the most organized, but having my stuff in the correct ‘home’ is important for me to focus on whatever I am doing.
8. Pen and mobile phone holder
I was ‘poisoned’ by my colleagues when I first saw it. Almost every one of them bought one and I finally gave in… and bought 2 (one for Kpo Kia Papa)! It has a pen holder compartment, a loose item compartment, and a mobile phone stand at a comfortable angle for me to read my phone screen. The mobile phone cable can be neatly slid through the small holes in the holder, to charge my phone.
9. Three drawers case
I recently found this and got one for Kpo Kia to keep her stationery, but she kept taking the drawers out so I confiscated them back. Since it is stackable, I now have a six drawers case. I can easily see what’s in each drawer since it is see-through transparent.
I only know these clear drawers are meant for jewelry after I read about them on the ‘We Love DAISO’ facebook group – and you can purchase the velvet inserts separately.
10. Cutting Mat(22.5cm x 15cm)
There are various sizes of multi-purpose cutting mat available in Daiso, and this 22.5cm x 15cm cutting mat size suits my usage best. Most of the time it’s functioning as a mouse pad for me since the material is not reflective. When I need to do crafting/cutting, it will immediately change back into a cutting mat, protecting my table for getting hurt by the penknife/sharp objects I am using.
Interested to know how my fellow blogger’s friends make use of Daiso products to organize and improve their life? Read them on:
- Dawn Chan: Favourite Daiso Products and Insider Tips on Japan’s Always $2 Store
- Goodswanderers: Neat Home on a Budget: Daiso Haul
- Isabelle: Top 5 Daiso Items in My Home
- Renuka: Daiso – Why is it my favourite place to shop in Singapore?
- Qiqi: Top 5 Daiso Items I Love & I Think You Should Have it
- Victoria: Daiso Japan Singapore Finds in her Crafting Corner
Do you have other Daiso products that you find useful but I didn’t list them down? Leave a comment so I can check it out!