Tips To Keep Your Home Clean This Holi
Holi gets everyone excited, from young to old. We all look forward to bright gulal colours, water balloons, sumptuous food and family time filled with madness. But, the madness wears out, comes the biggest challenge, a completely messed up home. Imagine the colour stains across floors, furniture and upholstery.
Floor stains: While dry colours on the floor can be removed by sweeping the floor, the actual problem is coloured water that leaves permanent stains, especially if you have tiled flooring. Use a tissue or old newspaper to dab up the water. Prepare a paste of baking soda and some water, pour it over the stain and let it dry. Wipe it off later using a wet rag.
Furniture: Wet a small cotton ball in acetone for cleaning the stain on furniture especially wooden furniture.
Upholstery: Cleaning stains on curtains, cushions or other upholstery can be really challenging. Wet upholstery could be an invitation for fungus and mould. Let the material soak in water with white vinegar or lemon juice, leave it for 15 minutes and wipe off the area with a cotton ball.
Glass surfaces: Use a solution of water and baking soda to wipe off stains over glass surfaces.
*Do not use metallic or artificial colours (abir) as they contain flakes of mica.
*Discourage your kids to play with eggs or mud.
*Do not use wet wood for a bonfire, instead, burn dry wood.
*Do not keep your vehicles exposed during Holi celebrations. Use kitchen wrap or “cling film” to cover areas like door handles, boot lid, bonnet and fenders where people are likely to touch.
*Avoid making the entire house dirty rather choose certain designated areas for playing.
*Do not leave important areas of your house exposed to colours, cover them using canvas or polyester with water resistant properties.
*Avoid pouring coloured water on garden plants.