Friday, April 13, 2012

Don't you hate boiling water?

Oh ok..the title may be a bit misleading. I don't hate boiling water. What i hate is making sure that we have enough drinking water at home all the time. We have a Diamond water filter at home, but we don't drink the water straight from the tap as I'm not 100% convinced that there won't be any germs left? Anyway..the paranoid side of me insist that I should BOIL ALL THE WATER before consuming them. Especially when I'm feeding them to my kids.

I used to use two glass water jugs at home which I used to fill up with boiled water. Lately, i realised, how inconvenient it is! These jugs are only 1 liter max each, and with the way we are downing water all the time, I have to constantly boil and fill them with water. AND worse part is, ants always seems to find their way to my drinking water even though the jugs have lids on it. Which I  place a towel on top to keep them away. And I also place these jugs into a shallow container  of water. DOESN'T HELP. And this is when i realised that ants won't die in shallow water!!! Somehow they still managed to swim to the side of the jug, creep into the water jug's beak and drowned inside. Not a nice sight, when you're drinking some water and you see some floating, dead ants inside.

I don't think buying a kettle and storing the boiled water inside will solve my problem. The ants in my house seems to be quite smart.. and I know they will find a way somehow to invade my water. So how do i solve my water woes?? Another question: how do you get rid of ants without using ridsect??

Anyway...I bought this from Tupperware. I like. Good buy of the month for me. Can fill up so much water, there's a tap, it's portable with a large handle (so can bring to picnic in future haha) and most importantly of all, I don't think a naughty, wayward ant can get inside because it's super air tight.

I likey!!

5 comments:

Cynthia said...

I don't boil water at home.. I basically has a flask that store hot water, and the rest, drink from the tap.. heheh.. but to get rid of the ants, what I did was to put some baby powder around my house area and I see lesser ants nowadays.. maybe you can try..

The Peanut Momster said...

cynthia: baby powder? hmm i shall try that! :) if it doesn't work, at least the house will smell nice haha

Leona said...

I hate boiling water ler, so yes I also just drink from the filter. Plus I actually am convinced unboiled water is living water compared to boiled water. If making kefir(fermented live bacteria drink) it will only live in filter water but dies in boiled water..so..that's y lor.

The Peanut Momster said...

Leona: I used to drink straight from the filter, until my mum told me still got bits of bacteria left no matter how "clean' the filter is, so I takut already since i need to make Damien's and Eva's milk and food.hehe

Get Rid of Ants said...

i buy a heater.. it is fast to boil water...