5 Tips for post holi cleaning
06-03-2017 | Dust free Grass broom, Sponge wipe, Cleaning tips, Post holi, Holi, GulalAuthor :- Harshita
Gunjiya and gulal are staples of Holi. We celebrate with loved ones by putting colour on each other and dancing to the tune of music. With the festivities of Holi, comes the trouble of getting rid of colour. It’s inevitable to keep the colour out of your living spaces, if nothing else you end up turning a door knob and leave handprints around the house. We understand the mess and especially your need to get your home cleaned up. Here are 5 tips to help you clean your home after Holi.
If any dry gulal falls on the floor, simply get your dust free grass broom and sweep it up in a dustpan. Do not wet it or use a damp cloth as this only spreads the colour and makes it more difficult to clean later. Make sure no one accidentally steps on it or you’ll be dealing with colour footprints throughout the house. A true cleaning headache!
If the gulal is wet or you spill some coloured water, use a sponge wipe or piece of cloth to soak it immediately. If the colour dries, it is likely to leave a permanent stain. You can use baking soda and water to deal with it in the case of tiles. For wooden flooring, opt for a strong detergent and scrub it up.
2. Furniture and wooden surfaces.
Again dry gulal can simply be wiped off into a dustpan using a dry piece of cloth. Whereas for wet colour stains, put nail polish remover on cotton balls and gently rub the stain.
Dry gulal should be vacuumed or wiped off with a dust free grass broom. Avoid moisture and hand contact as this only spreads the stain and leaves a stain in the curtains, bedsheets and any other upholstery it comes in contact with.
4. Doors and windows.
Dry gulal can simply be dusted or wiped off. Wet handprints and colour stains on knobs and levers should be cleaned with a good quality liquid detergent or cleaning solution. Colour stains on glasses can be cleaned with baking soda and water mixture.
5. Cutlery and crockery.
Here’s a tip, rather than using your favourite and expensive set of cutlery, use disposables to serve and eat the gunjiyas and kanji.
Now that you’re armed with cleaning tips, don’t obsess over the cleaning. Simply enjoy the festivities. If you have tips from your own experience, share them with us in the comments below.