Diwali is the busiest time of the year for all women.
Let it be cleaning, preparing snacks, pampering yourself with new clothes and stuff, shopping for a home, we all pressed for time.
It’s obvious that we can not avoid a few tasks and cut down the time required. However, cleaning the house can be made easier and efficient.
So here are a few home cleaning hacks and tips which I always follow to make my life easier when it comes to cleaning.
Pre Diwali cleaning supplies
It’s always better to start early, at least 2 weeks before Diwali. That way you can Space out every chore with ease and convenience.
Before you start make sure you keep these supplies with you.
- Scrubs, brushes, cloth wipes
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Microfiber cloth for glass wiping
- Garbage bag
- Stain remover
Pre Diwali cleaning hacks
If throughout the year, you have been cleaning the house in small parts, then you do not have to worry about cleaning the house at that time of the year. However, if you haven’t, here are some very simple and easy hacks for you.
1. White vinegar for glass
Cleaning all the glass windows is a task. White vinegar is the best for this. Mix one part of white vinegar to one part of water. Keep it in a spray bottle and spray it on the glass. Wipe the glass with a sponge followed by a microfiber cloth for best results
2. Dish soap and Baking soda for bathroom fittings
Sparkling white marbles and ceramic bathroom fittings gets everyone’s attention. Have you ever imagined how much dust and germs they can collect if not cleaned properly?
Baking soda and dishwashing are lifesavers. To clean your washbasins, sprinkle some baking soda on the basin, take a drop of dish wash on the scrub, then scrub the surface clean. You will be thrilled to see the results.
3. Lemon juice for microwave
We all know about the acrylic nature of lemons, which makes them good cleaning agents.
This is the best way to clean your microwave with minimal efforts
Squeeze half a lemon in a cup of water, add one tablespoon of white vinegar (act as a catalyst). Stir well. Boil the mixture in the microwave and leave it for 10-15mins. Take a soft cloth and wipe all the inner corners of the microwave. It will be fresher than ever.
4. Ceiling fan with Pillow Cases
The horrifying scene is when you clean the ceiling fan and all the dust and dirt goes into your face, hair, and eyes.
I have an awesome solution to that.
Take an old pillowcase, put it onto the blade as you did with the pillow. Pull the case while wiping the blade. All the grime and dirt get collected in the case. As simple as that!!!
5. Linens, Drapes, and mattress cleaning
The most ignorant parts of the house are the curtains and mattress cover. My advice to clean them is to do it roomwise turn by a turn not all in one go. Change bed sheets, bedcovers, pillowcases, cushion covers 2-3 days before you hit the festival ( especially if you have kids at home).
To clean the mattresses only vacuuming is not enough. So I have a solution !!
Spray some vinegar all over the mattresses followed by sprinkling some baking soda. Leave it for a couple of hours and then either brush it off carefully or vacuum it. It will leave your mattress fresh and odor-free.
6. Apple cider vinegar and lemon for water stains
Hard water stains are such a pain. At this time of the year when you have so much to do. You need a quick hack for this. So, here it is. Spray your taps, utensils, buckets, etc with the mixture of one part of apple cider vinegar and one part of the lemon. Leave it for 10-15 mins. Wipe it with. Cloth or rinse it with water. You will be good to go.
So, these are some Home Cleaning Hacks that will make your Diwali cleaning easier. I would love to know in the comments if you have tried any of the above before or which one you are going to try this time?