It is Diwali tomorrow and if you haven't yet begun with your yearly ritual of deep cleaning every nook and corner of your home then this guide is for you. The pandemic is still here and our environment requires disinfection along with cleaning this time.
This time, your Diwali cleansing should include disinfection and removal of all th deadly viruses around us, especially those corners which are prone to infections, diseases.
If you don't know how to clean and disinfect your home this festive season then follow this quick guide.
Clean The Kitchen
Ahead of Diwali, our kitchen work increases significantly. We begin prepping up for for festivities way before the final day and spend a lot of time trying new recipes for our get-togethers. So, basically, we use our kitchen all the time and this calls for its deep cleaning and disinfection.
Right from cleaning the shelves to the ingredient jars to crockery, everything needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent contamination. Use a clean cloth with a cleaning liquid to wipe off the dirt. Follow with spraying a disinfectant on every corner of the kitchen.
We often forget to clean the refrigerator while doing the kitchen but don't miss it! It is important to throughly clean the refrigerator, discard any rotten, stale foods.
Refresh The Bathroom
This is the time when a lot of your friends and relatives will be visiting you so it is imporatnt to follow bathroom hygiene. Bathrooms are breeding corners of germs and harmful microorganisims. It thus becomes all the more crucial to cleanse and disinfect your bathrooms. Use a disinfectant liquid to clean the floor, wipe the washbasin, and faucets, or other frequently touched areas. You can also place a scented candle or an essential oil diffuser to add a soothing fragarance to the bathroom.
Disinfect Your Living Room
This is the place where all your guests will be playing those card games and enjoying a delicious spread. An easy way to brighten up your living space is by rearranging the furniture, placing new indoor plants, adding new curtains.
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But before making any additions to the living room, make sure you wipe the tables, plant leaves vaccum the sofas, carpet and get the curtains washed or dry cleaned. In all these areas of the living room, spray the disinfectant. Doing a quick disinfectant spray before your party will help you welcome your guests into a safe environment. You can also place scented candles or incense sticks in the living room for a refreshing, welcoming fragrance for the guests.
According to WHO, if proper hand hygiene is followed, it can help in preventing the spread of harmful germs for about 90 percent. While cleaning and disinfecting your home, make sure you follow hand hygiene from time to time.
If you use a sponge or cloth to wipe doors, tables, put them for washing right away. Use a mix of regular detergent and disinfectant to wash them.
We hope this guide helps you clean and disinfect your home as you welcome Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali this year. Though things are now getting back to normalcy, make sure you follow all the COVID protoscols during the festivities, keep your mouth covered with a mask, maintain social distancing, avoid shaking hands. For more such stories, stay tuned!