The Cleaning Guide

Diwali is one of the most significant festivals we celebrate in India. Everyone around is excited because for each one of us Diwali signifies a different meaning. Although universally famous as the “festival of lights”, for students, it implies vacation, for grandparents, it denotes a time of meeting and greeting relatives and for mothers, it symbolizes the time to put on their gears and get ready for Diwali Cleaning.

Every nook and corner of the house are wiped clean, polished and dusted. All fans, tube lights, and almirahs are cleaned. Places that have never been even thought of – behind the curtains, under beds, behind movable furniture- are all taken care of. Mothers harass their children to reach a place where only their height can reach, to move around and do some useful work or warn them to wake up at early hours in the morning so as to not get dust on their face.

So starting today, we will discuss 5 cleaning tips on our blog every week until Diwali so as to help my fellow Ladies (and gentleman, if you are reading this, let me compliment you for being the rare breed) find solutions to the problems that are quick to execute and can be accomplished with the materials available at home.

  1. FUNGUS: A lot of places get fungus because of moisture in the air. Even after cleaning from water, this fungus can reappear repeatedly. To get rid of Fungus, take Vinegar in a bottle that can spray. Spray it everywhere you can even find traces of fungus. Clean the place after an hour. Please note that you don’t have to mix vinegar with water.
  2. PLASTIC CONTAINERS: Vegetable cutting boards are one of the dirtiest kitchen instruments in our home. Often we find marks on cutting boards and plastic containers that refuse to leave. Apply lemon juice on these marks with some pressure and let them stay for 20 minutes. The marks will magically disappear after the wash.
  3. KITCHEN SINK: Often there is a stink coming from our kitchen’s sink. The situation becomes quite embarrassing if we have guests over and they insist on helping in the kitchen. To eliminate the stench, take some baking soda and add 2-4 drops of lemon juice to it. Pour this mixture in the sink and the smell will evaporate.
  4. CLEAN SURFACES: Hygienic surfaces in kitchen and refrigerators are a must. Combine 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1-quart warm water, and use it with a sponge to wipe messes away.
  5. PET STINKS: Fight those pet stains by using baking soda. Sprinkle it for 15minutes and vacuum it later for fresher fragrance.

Use the above-mentioned tricks and start cleaning your house a little every day.  We will share more tips every week.

Come, fall in love with cleaning again!

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