Diwali is around the corner. The festival of lights brings in joy and lots of colours in our lives. This Hindu festival is grand and the preparations start weeks before. Diwali is the festival of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
People decorate their house with lights and decor items to welcome the Gods. But, according to Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi enters only a clean and tidy house. So, before Diwali, people start cleaning their house. They clean everything. Many people even paint walls and polish furniture before Diwali.
Cleaning the whole house means a lot of work. It requires lot of energy and active minds. We wonder where to start our cleaning from and how to end this as soon as possible without straining our health. To ease Diwali house cleaning, here are few tips for you. These cleaning tips and proper planning can make the Diwali task easier.
Tips to ease Diwali cleaning:
Start with wardrobe: It is very easy to clean small furniture and things. You will hardly take 2 hours to clean your wardrobe. Throw the clothes that are torn and old. Do not get attached to your clothes and store them as a memory if you do not wear them. Arrange small clothes like undergarments, handkerchief and socks in the side. You can also keep them in a drawer. Arrange your daily wear together etc.
Clean the bed boxes: We do not look at the stuffed bed boxes until the Diwali cleaning comes. All the blankets, covers, boxes and unused clothes are stored in the bed boxes. The wooden boxes need cleaning. Clean with a dry piece of cloth. Use torch light to see the corners of the box clearly. If you cannot enter or reach the boxes, use a dry moping rod.
Reach the fans and lights: Clean the fans every 2-3 months so that the speed of the fan doesn't reduce and the brightness of the lights do not go down. However, before Lakshmi Puja, you have to clean the windows and doors of the house. Diwali decoration also includes these fans and lights. Clean the lights and fans with a dry piece of cloth to prevent getting an electric shock.
Kitchen: This is the worst place to clean in the house. There are so many cabinets, small boxes, gas stove, slabs, exhaust fan and utensils. Clean everything slowly., if you can't do in one day, divide the task into two or more days.
Windows and grills: We should never clean the windows and fans first. The dirt and dust deposit on the windows and grills very easily. So once you are done, clean grills with soapy solution and wipe with a dry cloth piece to finish the Diwali cleaning task.
Curtains and sofa covers: Last but not the least, clean the curtains and sofa covers. They should always be cleaned at the last. It eases Diwali cleaning.
These are few tips to ease Diwali cleaning. Do you have more ideas? Share with us.