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Diwali Cleaning: Tips For House Cleaning

Significance of Diwali Cleaning

They say “Cleanliness is next to Godliness, so since Diwali is here, with it, comes the occasion of cleaning and decluttering!

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. Diwali is about celebrating the welcome of Goddess Lakshmi who brings peace, prosperity and wealth. In Hinduism, keeping house clean holds great value as it is believed that a clean home prospers and is blessed by God.

Diwali house cleaning can be fun if you have the best tips for house cleaning, start early and are organised. So if you’re having any cleaning anxiety and wondering how to clean your room, don’t fret! Anything that is disrupting your sleep isn’t good news for us and so, we have decided to help you with your Diwali house cleaning and with our cleaning hacks for deep cleaning house
Let’s get started!

Top 7 Tips for House Cleaning

1. The Shelves Are a Good Place to Start

Try getting rid of anything and everything that hinders the look of your bedroom.

Why are shelves a good place to start? Usually, shelves become convenient places to keep things that are not important at all. Over a period of time, the racks are filled with these trivial things.

The clutter not only makes the room look untidy but also makes it unmanageable.

Try the cantaloupe rule. Anything that is smaller than the size of a cantaloupe does not belong to the shelves, and so you can remove it.

Once you have gotten rid of the excesses, you can begin dusting the shelves.

2. Proceed to The Wardrobe War Zone

You might want to go the Marie Kondo way, because who better to give you the best tips for house cleaning than her!

First, bring out all your clothes. Next, categorize them. Some categories could be – shirts, t-shirts, pants, pantsuits, skirts, traditional wear, you get the drift!

You can try the “spark joy” test too. Whichever piece of clothing does not bring you happiness, goes into a pile that you can later discard.

You can donate the clothes that you don’t wear anymore. However, you may want to make sure they are in good condition before presenting it to the donation camp.

After the categories are decided and the clothes to be discarded have revealed themselves, all you have to do is decide which piece of clothing to wear. And tada! You have a perfectly organized wardrobe!

Once you have organized the wardrobe, you might want to add some camphor balls in every shelf to keep the mites away.

3. Bedroom Cleaning

Wondering how to clean the bedroom and where to begin? The first step is – Strip the bed of all its accessories.

If you are a proud owner of Wakefit’s Sheesham Wood Bed, then all you need to do to clean the bed is take a mild detergent and dilute it with some water. Dip a clean piece of cloth into this solution, and then rub the bed very gently. Finally, use a dry cloth to wipe the bed making sure there is no water or moisture left on the wood.

Next comes the mattress. Our Orthopedic Memory Foam Mattress comes with two covers. While one is attached to the mattress, the other can be removed and washed as and when. This helps maintain the hygiene of not just the mattress, but the entire bed.

Also, if you have done the smart thing of getting our Mattress Protector too, then you will have an easier time cleaning your room this Diwali. It is waterproof and uses TPU for 100% resistance to water.

For bed cleaning, all you will have to do is to dump the fitted bed sheets and the mattress protector into the machine and give them a spin!

4. Let the Light In

Before lighting diyas and candles, let some natural light into your bedroom when cleaning for Diwali.

To clean the window space, first remove the curtains and dump them for a wash. Now using a wet cloth, clean the window panes and the window sill.

Finally, use a dry cloth on the glass to make sure no marks are left on it.

5. Living Room Cleaning 

At some point, you have to get to cleaning the living room! But you know what, it’s not so bad. 

The living room furniture is the first thing people see when they enter your home, so make sure you keep it squeaky clean by dusting it and using the right cleaning agents to wipe them clean and fresh!

Read Wakefit’s guides on how to clean sofas & cleaning upholstery for some cleaning hacks and tips for house cleaning

6. Paint the town (walls) Red!

Diwali is the time to give your home a makeover! Even if you do not intend to change your furniture, you can always spruce up the theme of your home by adding a fresh coat of paint!

With new kinds of options, colors and textures to choose from, painting can make your home look as good as new! Not to forget the added advantage of showing them off to your guests!

 7. Kitchen Cleaning 

Last but definitely not least, cleaning your kitchen during a festival is a must. The kitchen in your home is where all the magic happens – making sweets, snacks and all that yummy festival food! 

Make sure you dust your cabinets and shelves well and give them the cleaning it needs. Explore our tips for house cleaning on Wakefit’s website!

Also Read About the  diwali light decoration home ideas

This Diwali, declutter your bedroom to let the lights shine a little brighter. Clean every nook and corner to allow good vibes to set their camps there.
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