Diwali, the vibrant festival of lights and the triumph of good over evil, is a time for joy, family reunions, and celebration. As this festive season draws near, guests start to grace our homes, making cleanliness a top priority. To help you swiftly prepare your house, here are some handy tips:
Deep Clean Every Corner: Start by decluttering and removing broken or unnecessary items. Begin with a thorough cleaning of your kitchen gas chimney and exhaust fan, as they tend to accumulate stubborn dirt and grease. Allow them to soak for a while to make cleaning easier. Create a solution using hot water, baking soda, and dish soap, and apply it to the exhaust fan or chimney before scrubbing it clean.
Tackle Countertops and Cabinets: Countertops are prone to accumulating hidden dirt and grime from flour and cooking oil spills. Begin by cleaning them meticulously. Don’t forget the top of shelves, where sticky dirt accumulates due to less frequent cleaning. Empty the cupboards, wash them with a warm water and soap solution, and wipe them dry with a cloth.
Keep Pests at Bay: Before Diwali, make sure to get rid of cockroaches and insects in your kitchen. You can use cockroach creams or sprays, leaving them overnight before cleaning the next day. The festive season may attract unwanted guests, so consider using insect sprays or cockroach repellent gel to deter them. For added protection, mix peppermint oil with water and spray it in the corners of your kitchen to repel cockroaches.
Restore Your Sink’s Shine: Your kitchen sink sees daily use, so make Diwali the perfect time to give it a thorough cleaning. Use specialized products designed to make your sink shine. Additionally, pour drain cleaner down the sink’s pipes to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Freshen Up the Fridge: The refrigerator is a key appliance in any household. Before Diwali, it’s essential to clean and remove any stains and spills. Give it a refresh for the festive season by thoroughly cleaning and maintaining your fridge.