Hyderabad: With several festivals approaching, many people are gearing up to deep clean their houses.
But before you get your cleaning gloves on, here are a few tips that can help you get your home ready for the winter festivities:
Let’s start with the windows. While there are several cleaning products available in the market, white vinegar is the best to clean any glass surface. You can mix one part of white vinegar in one part of water, spray it on the glass, and leave it for a few seconds. Then, wipe the glass with a squeegee, followed by a soft cloth. Make sure the surface is dry and there are no traces of vinegar as it could damage the glass.
While most of us regularly clean the spider webs off our ceiling, fans are often left untouched until the festive season. Rather than using the broom to clean the fan, try using a pillow case this time. Put an old pillowcase on the fan’s blade and wipe it as you remove the case. This way, all the dirt and grime gets collected in the pillowcase instead of falling on the floor.
Cleaning the area between the tiles, called grout — especially in washrooms and kitchen — is a tough task. Rather than scrubbing the surface again and again, which can leave marks on the tile, you can use two very common ingredients for cleaning.
Take about a tablespoon of baking soda and pour some hydrogen peroxide in it to get the consistency of toothpaste. Take an old toothbrush or a cleaning brush, dip it in, and scrub at the lines between your tiles. Your tiles will be as good as new. To clean the sink in the kitchen and washroom, you can sprinkle some baking soda on the surface and take a drop of dish wash on the scrub to scrub the area clean.