with our Interior stylists
with our Interior stylists
We are all busy getting ready for the most exciting time of the year, which is just around the corner. This is the time of year when glowing Diya and shimmering fairy lights fill our homes with an air of pure joy and happiness. But now, the idea of the festival has changed, especially the cleaning part took away the fun and filled the atmosphere with responsibilities and dust.
Let us help by teaching you the perfect hacks to make Diwali cleaning easy and fun, so that the inner child inside you can have a chance to come out and go real happy. Hacks given below must be performed under highly trained professional’s supervision or your mom! If you’re a parent yourself, best of luck.
Are we suddenly talking the war language? Warriors talk like that only and you’re a cleaning warrior. Strategise your moves, make a plan first, from where to start and where to end. Pick your cleaning tools, different tools for different purposed and rooms must be sorted before the cleaning starts.
Diwali is incomplete without good food and sweets, so let’s deep clean your microwave and cooktop till it works like an OCD pill. Take a bowl and squeeze 2 lemons, add some water and bring this bowl to boil in the microwave till it starts fogging inside. Turn off the microwave and let it sit for 5 mins, rub off with a cloth to squeaky clean.
Cover the entire cooktop with a layer of vinegar. Now sprinkle some baking soda over and let it sit for 15 mins. Wipe it with a cloth or you can use a metal wire brush for hard stains, voila, your new looking cooktop is all set for a shining food journey.
There’s no point of painting the walls every year but, they sure gets dirty because you have kids. Diwali can’t go with stained walls, right? Don’t worry we got you. Use erasers if it’s pencil marks, go for chalk in case of crayons and if the kids have levelled up the game and inked the walls, we’ve curated a list of best boarding schools. JK, you can use denatured alcohol or hairspray on the tough stains.
C’mon, you bathroom deserves a squeaky clean session this Diwali too. Keep it simple, just rub lemon on the bathroom taps, handle and shower panel. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and wipe it off with clean cloth, is it shining? Hell it is!!
After everything, your floor deserves some shining too. Use the best products and cleaners, strength according to the severity of the condition. Make sure the cleaners come with exotic fragrances, as Goddess Laxmi won’t mind having a great smelling house along with shining and lighting along.
Tipsy, right? Wrong!! We’re talking about the rugs, yes the same rugs which you might be having under your feet while reading this article. First of all, wash them with some nice detergent and then, spray some vodka on it. This tipsy hack will remove any tough stains, bad odour issues and eliminate allergens if present.
We are pretty sure you will get through this cleaning war as a winner and all those Diwali sweets will be your reward to enjoy.
Team Ikiru wishes you and your family a very happy Diwali Cleaning and a happiest Diwali.