And another trip around the sun is done and before you know it, Diwali is here again. You have too many things to do - shopping, decorating, making dishes - but the most important one which comes before all this is cleaning!
Dreading it? Don’t worry - we’ve got you! Here are some useful tips that will make it easy for you to deal with stubborn stains and dust. So follow these tips - clean away the dust and negativity and start afresh!
Hack#1: Get Your Supplies!
So here are the things that you would need before you start cleaning - mark them and get them!
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Scrubs, brushes, cloth wipes
- Garbage bags
- Microfiber cloth (for glass)
- Fabric softener
- Apple cider vinegar
Now that you have all the supplies, let’s get started!
Hack#2: Use White Vinegar to Clean Glass
Mix equal amount of water and vinegar, spray it over the glass that you want to clean and leave it for a few seconds. Now clean it with a squeeze and then wipe it with a soft cloth. And it’s done!
Hack#3: Lemon Juice for Microwave
Cleaning up the microwave will be really easy if you use this little trick with the lemon. Start with squeezing half a lemon in about 20 ml of water and boil it in your microwave on high power. Now let it sit inside for ten minutes until the microwave gets moist from the inside. Now clean it off with a soft cloth.
Hack#4: Ceiling Fan Woes? Use Pillow Cover!
Ceiling fans are the most difficult to clean especially when the dust flies off the blades and smothers you. But thankfully, you can prevent this from happening by simply using an old pillowcase.
Just cover the fan blades with it like you would cover a pillow and wipe the blades while removing it. Dust won’t touch you.
You can check out new Cosee pillows this Diwali!
Hack#5: Hard Water Stains - Use Apple Cider Vinegar With Lemon
The chalky stains left behind by hard water are really difficult to clean. Here is the quick fix for this issue - just spray the surface with a mixture of equal parts apple cider vinegar and lemon and leave it for 15 minutes. Now wipe the surface clean and rinse with water.
Hack#6: Use This To Treat The Grout Between Tiles!
Here comes the nightmare, eh? But you’ve got it. Just make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and use this to clean the grout using a cleaning brush. This works!
Hack#7: Clean Bathroom Fittings Using Baking Soda And Dish Soap
The best way to get a sparkling bathroom and clean your washbasin is to use baking soda. Just sprinkle some baking soda all over the sink and dab some dish wash on the scrub pad and you’re good to go. All the stubborn stains will go away.
Hack#8: Don’t Forget The Linens And Curtains!
Of course, it’s not only curtains that you need to change but all the linens and drapes. Curtains needed a special mention though because they often get neglected more than the others. Don’t forget to use fabric softener so that they remain soft and smell nice. Here, check out new Cosee linens for Diwali glow!
Hack#9: Clean the Mattresses
Many people do vacuum their mattresses once in a while, but only the vacuum is not enough. Do a special cleansing with baking soda and vinegar. Either spray vinegar all over the mattress or sprinkle some baking soda over it. Vacuum it afterwards.
If your mattress is really too old and you’d like to cover it up, have a look at the huge range of Cosee mattress protectors!
Hack#10: Now Disinfect!
Yes, as soon as the cleaning up is done, use disinfectant to wipe clean all surfaces. This tip is not just for Diwali, but even afterwards. This will keep you and your family safe.
A Charity For Gifts
So everything is done and your house shines with a glow, all ready for the festival! But did you know that not everyone has this advantage? Many children and elder citizens of our country don’t have this good fortune to prepare a home for Diwali or any other festival.
So Cosee has taken up the initiative to make their Diwali brighter too - and you can be a part of this without really losing anything! Just exchange your old pillows for new sleep gears. Cosee will refurbish them and they will be donated to old age homes and orphanages. Help Cosee make many smiles brighter this Diwali - donate. Check out Cosee’s Pillow Donation Campaign!