Bright illuminated roads, fear-free delicious binge eating, and a festive atmosphere everywhere throughout; what is not in Diwali to love? India’s most eagerly anticipated festival, Diwali is just around the corner. Still, the anxiety of having to clean your house and make it get ready for Diwali tends to always arrive along with it. In Diwali, people worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi as per the Indian traditions. It is said that both these deities have deep relations to wealth, health, happiness and good prosperity, therefore people in their homes do their puja on Diwali. However, it is believed that they only tend to bless the houses that are clean and have been decorated nicely. This makes it very important for all of us to clean our homes.
It is known that each one of us invites people to our homes for Diwali celebrations. Also, many people will come to your house to surprise you with Diwali gift hampers. In such situations, the most important thing is to keep your house clean and neat. Here are our simple ways for trouble-free Diwali cleaning, so you’ve got a sparkling home right on time for the festival.
Divide the Tasks
You can always start with your preferred tasks that you feel are easy to do. You need to choose the task at first which will stay clean for at least a few weeks. It takes only a few hours to organize cabinets and bed boxes and can be handled easily. Please plan in terms of cleaning your kitchen. Cabinets, fancy fine china, chimney, room tiles, etc. cannot be done in a day. Split the task into two or more days, so that you can get it
Declutter the Room
It is one of the happiest times of the year for getting rid of undesirable items. Obey the one-year rule, which means shuffling all the things you have not yet used. It includes extremely odd clothes, devices/appliances that don’t work anymore, worn-out accessories, and any unused item in your home. By donating unwanted items to orphanages and shelters, you can spread some festive cheer too.
Polish and Make Shine All the Brass Elements
Brass is pretty, but it easily gets tainted. Add a blend of vinegar(1⁄2 cup), salt (1 teaspoon), and flour. Mix it nicely and polish it onto the surface of your brass idols, teapots, and lanterns. You can use a chemical cleaner also for this purpose.
Clean the Candle Holders and Lamps
You can begin for this by removing all the old candles from the candleholders. Do it with the help of a knife or blade. You need to scrape away the residual wax that sticks to the edges. Next, pour hot water into the holder, and allow it to stand for a few hours. The remaining wax floats up to the top and is easily removable. Use warm water and detergents to do away with other stains. Lastly, air-dry the glassware by turning them on tissue paper or cloth upside down to let it drain away.
Take Out the Diyas and Clean Them
We always have that special huge and hand-decorated diya or lovely paper lantern that retains the sentimental value. Every year, while you generally buy new diyas, you may well have one or two family heirlooms that you preserve. Dust these lightly with brushes and wipe them with a soft cloth to get them ready for Diwali. Prevent using harsh cleaners, as surfaces may be damaged.
Call Up The Professionals for Help
For your satisfaction, take into account getting professional help. To get your curtains, drapes and sofa covers cleaned, you can send them for dry-cleaning to get them clean and fresh. For efficient and effective cleaning of your house, especially at Diwali, one can conveniently get a cleaning company these days. It will be worth every single penny you spend on it.
These were a few tips that you need to follow to ensure that you can get rid of all the unwanted things lying around the house. This is important because there are so many people going to visit you home with a Diwali gift. You can make sure that whenever they visit your homes, they can feel the best. We understand that Diwali cleaning is a very stressful job, but with these tips, you can do it all.