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How to Clean House during Tihar and other Festive Season?

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Festive season in Nepal is still on as ‘Tihar’, one of the biggest festival of Hindu people is just weeks away. Just a few days before the festival of lights, people are busy to clean their house and shop. It is believed that Goddess of wealth, Laxmi visits a clean house complemented by dazzling lights during Tihar. However, cleaning a whole house or shop is not an easy task. It is a very tiring task, and you can sometimes feel overwhelming as well. Festive season is for taking a break from monotonous life and having fun. Here, we can study step by step tips to clean house during festive season. Follow these tips and enjoy your holiday.

Buy Supplies to Clean House Ahead of Time

Before rushing to clean your house, make sure you have got enough cleaning supplies. Check for essentials such as detergents, soaps, paper towels, liquid soaps etc. This will help you to keep track of the cleaning supplies you need. In case if there is anything missing, you can go and buy it. Here is the checklist of cleaning supplies so that you can remember them easily.

  • Liquid Soap                 Detergents
  • Stain Remover              Carpet cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner                Scrub brush/ sponges
  • Baking Soda                  Vinegar
  • Micro Fiber Clothes 
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Make a Proper Schedule to Clean your House

Cleaning your house is nearly impossible without a good timetable. Thus, don’t forget to schedule a cleaning routine. As cleaning the entire house in one day is nearly difficult, make a calendar for which areas of the house you aim to clean each day. This will make it simple to clean your home without difficulty, especially if you work. Similarly, remember to set aside a space where you can store all the rubbish that you intend to get rid of. This will assist you in keeping your home organized even when cleaning for the festive season.

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Declutter Your House before Decorating

Tihar is making your house beautiful. You decorate it with beautiful lights and flower garlands. However, before you start decorating, make sure to declutter. This is the perfect time to compile all the things you don’t need and give them away. You can either give them away to second hand collector or donate to the needy ones. Decluttering may be a hectic task, but once you’ve finished it, you will have a many spaces. In this way, you can enough vacant places in your cupboards or drawers where you can store other goods.

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Deep Clean your House as You Decorate

Once you have finished decluttering, go for deep clean. Your cupboards, baseboards, window panes and countertops may have collected lots of dusts. Thus, make sure to clean them before you finish decorating. You can use a tray or basket to keep necessary items in one place while you brush the dusts away. Also, don’t forget to dust off the light fixtures and wash the carpets if necessary.

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Cropped shot of a young woman cleaning the surface of a cabinet with cleaning spray and cloth at home during the day

Don’t Forget the Bathroom

Bathroom is one of the important room in the house. So, don’t forget to clean it while you are busy preparing other rooms for the festival. Make sure your bathroom is spotless and free of stains. Clean the sink and toilet seats with disinfectant. Also, you can spray the all-purpose cleaner on microfiber cloth and wipe down any towel racks, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds and windowsills.

Get the Whole Family Involved

Cleaning can be fun when you are joined by your family members. You can finish cleaning your house quickly while there are more people helping out. Also, it will be a great opportunity to spend time with the family, which creates a special bond. Remember that designating specific tasks to each family member will help them to do well.

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