Out of so many Indian festivals, Holi brings utter joy and happiness. People play with colours, meet and greet their loved ones. While it is fun to play with gulal on Holi, the problem actually starts to post the celebration, when you have to clean your house if there are spills and stains on the floor.
The cleaning task is not actually easy, as water and simple cleaning agents don’t actually remove the stains completely. Instead, you will be needing something powerful that can bring back shine on the floor without causing any more damage. Here are a few hacks that will assist you in making your floors spot clean.
How To Clean Dry Colours?
Some people only play with dry colours, known as gulal in Hindi. If left for too long, it may leave permanent stains on your marble or tile flooring. Here’s how you can clean dry colours from the floor.
In the colours are dry, try to sweep them as soon as possible using just a broomstick. However, if you can see stains of colour on the floor, clean that with warm water. Pour ½ cup of water on the stain, let it sit for about 5 minutes. Use a cotton cloth to gently scrub the floor. The stains will disappear in a jiffy.
Use A Tissue
The dry colours have become slightly wet, use can simply use tissue paper to remove the colours from the floor. Once you do that, take a lemon. Cut it into two halves. Using the same, scrub your floor gently. Pour 1 cup on warm water and wipe away the remaining stain marks.
How To Clean Wet Holi Colours?
If you live in north India, people mostly play using wet Holi colours. They are stubborn and hard to remove from both skin and floor. Here are a few remedies to clean that.
Found almost in every household, baking soda is an amazing cleaning ingredient. The acidic nature of baking soda is great to remove most types of stains. Follow these steps to clean your floor, post Holi celebration.
- Boil 2-3 cups of water.
- Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water.
- Pour the boiling water on the floor.
- Dust baking soda (the difference between baking soda and baking powder) on that.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Use a cotton cloth to scrub the floor.
Vinegar is another ingredient, which is easily available in most households. Vinegar (Vinegar water soak benefits) is also acidic in nature, which efficiently removes stains. When it comes to stubborn Holi colour marks on the floor, using vinegar will make your floor spot clean in no time.
- Take 1-2 cups of white vinegar. You can increase the quantity depending on the area you have to clean.
- Leave the vinegar on the floor for about 2-3 minutes.
- Once done, clean the floor using a microfibre cloth.
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