Useful Everyday Items

Keeping Cool

Fans: uchiwa and sensu

fans

Shaved Ice Maker

shavedicemaker

Cold Patches and Ice Pillows: 熱さま (Atsu-sama) in sheet and pillow variety

atsusama

 

Dealing with Bugs

Mosquito Incense and Refills: アースノーマット and 水性  are two brands

More_repellent Mosquito_repellant Refills

Roach Motels: ゴキブリホイホイ (gokubuiri hoihoi), and ゴキブリ取り (gokiburitori)

Gokuburihoihoi Roachmotel

Tick Spray for ticks that live in tatami: ダニアース (dani aasu)

Dani_spray

“Cockroach JET” コックローチジェット

Cockroach_jet

Fly Spray

Fly_spray

 

For the Closet

Bug repellent

Closet_bug_repellant

Moisture Collecting Sheets

Dry_pet

Wooden Racks

Woodenracks1 Woodenracks2

 

Moisture Collecting Beads (also good to put in your car)

Moisture_collecting_beads

 

Keeping Warm

Hot Water Containers (yutanpo)

Yutanpo

Disposable Hand Warmers

Disposable_hand_warmers

Rechargeable Hand Warmers (for the environmentally minded individual)

Rechargable_handwarmers

Bed warmers (anka)

Anka

Electric Blanket

Electric_blanket

Humidifiers

Humidifiers

 

Cleaners

Mold Cleaner: “Kabi Killer” カビキラー

Kabikiller

Bathroom Cleaners: from sprays to disposable sheets to gels

Bathroomcleaners

Laundry Detergent

attack

Use liquid detergent because if you use powdered detergent, it will leave white clumps on your clothes. アタック (Attack), ハミング (humming), エマール (Emaaru), and ワイドハイタ (Waido Haita) are all popular detergents.

Detergents3

Use a special type of detergent called 手洗い用洗剤 tearaiyousenzai (hand wash detergent) on wool and dressy clothes. You can buy the two brands above, 花王のエマール(Kao Emaaru) and LION(ライオン)のアクロン (raion no akuron) at most stores.

Prevent Your Darks From Fading

Specialized Detergent:Domal 998円 (Made in Germany)

Domal

※You can buy this detergent at Tokyu Hands or off of Amazon.co.jp.

Some other tips on laundry

  • Choose detergents without florescent bleach (蛍光増白剤 keikou zouhaku)
  • Wash your clothes using a cleaning net/delicates bag(you can buy a 洗濯ネットsentaku netto in a variety of sizes at any home center or 100 yen shop)http://sentaku-shiminuki.com/sentaku/pointo-net.html
  • Wash your clothes inside out, and, in order to prevent fading from the sun, dry them not only in the shade, but also inside in a place with good ventilation.
  • Hang your socks by the toe, so the elastic doesn’t wear out.

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