Navratri is right around the corner and its time to prepare your home for the festivities. Right from preparing the best foods to pampering your Pooja room, everything has to be unproblematic. And while your home might be clean year-round, Navratri is one of those special occasions where going on a cleaning spree isn’t a surprise.
So, today, we are going to let you in on a few DIY Cleaning Hacks that you can on Every Day of Navratri that’s approaching in the Mid-October. Well, do not jump into everything but practice one Activity daily till the end of the 9th Day. This will have your home shining and spotless in no time & will not cause you any troubles too!
Let’s get right into it!
- DAY-1 Chopping Board Cleaning
Navratris often mean Say-No to Onion specially for those keeping the fast! There is a common practice of not including onions and garlic in the special Vrat ka Khana or fasting meal for Navratri. We’re guessing your chopping board is used every day or at least every other day to cut onions. Cleaning every day kitchen item can be thought of as being tough. But no! Mix half a lemon’s juice with a pinch or two of kosher salt and you’ve got yourself a cleaning agent! No chemicals required!
- DAY-2 Shinning Silverware
Since you’re cleaning your entire home, it would be a shame to miss out on your silverware, right? To ensure that doesn’t happen, you want to clean your silverware with baking soda. Wash your silverware like you would on a regular day, but instead of dish soap, you’ll use baking soda.
- DAY-3 Wooden Surface Cleansing
Placing mugs and glasses on a wooden surface without a coaster is a classic mistake that many make. The entire look of your beautiful wooden surface is ruined because of these water rings, right? Well, instead of worrying about them, take out your hairdryer. The warm air from the hairdryer will ensure that the water stains are gone. In the end, apply a bit of olive oil to the surface and voila! You have a brand new looking wooden surface!
- DAY-4 Making Faucets Shine
Rubbing lemons on faucets are a great way to remove the cloudy stains on them left behind by the minerals found in water. The acidity in the lemon breaks down these minerals and leaves you with nice and shinning faucets.
- DAY-5 Stainless Steel Utensils
Everybody uses stainless steel utensils in their homes. There are times, when in spite of proper care, they remain dirty and build on it. This Navratri, you can clean all your stainless steel utensils easily by rubbing them with cream of tartar.
- DAY-6 Shower Head Gung Gone
We mentioned vinegar before, didn’t we? Right! So another use of vinegar, except for the kitchen and cleaning blinds is to use its acidity to clean out the gunk in shower heads. All you have to do is fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around your shower head. Easy as that. After 10 mins or so, you’ll have a great flow of water from your shower!
- DAY-7 Cleaning Your Skillet
It’s very possible that a lot of oil and fat has accumulated on your iron skillet and now it won’t go away. The easiest way to clean it is by adding a mixture of vinegar and water to the pan and boiling it. Once the water boils, take it off the heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda to it. Scrub it all up and you’re left with a brand-new iron skillet!
- DAY-8 The Microwave Cleanse
Probably one of the simplest cleaning hacks we’re sharing. In a microwave-safe container add water and liquid dish soap. Mix it up and place the container in the microwave for a minute to heat up. Bring in your kitchen sponge and clean all the stains from its walls.
- DAY-9 Dust-Free Blinds
Considering the dust and pollution levels in India, there is no doubt that your window blinds need to be deep cleaned. Instead of dusting them, try this. Use a 50-50 mixture of water and vinegar to spray on the blinds. Once you’ve sprayed the entire surface, take an old sock and wipe it clean. Easy, isn’t it?
Ah, now that you are aware of all of these amazing DIY cleaning hacks, go ahead and make your home the spotless dream you always wanted.
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