5 last-minute Diwali cleaning tips and tricks for busy mums
We give some super simple but super effective Diwali cleaning hacks that will make your Diwali really sparkling this season!
It's that time of the year again. When the fairy lights are decked up and rangoli has been put up on the entrance. But just when you thought that the house looks all clean and sparkly, are there any corners in the house you wish your guests would not ever see?
Fret not, as we give some super simple but super effective Diwali cleaning hacks that will make your Diwali really sparkling this season!
1.Mayonnaise to turn empty jam jars to flower vases: What is Diwali without flowers around you. This Diwali if you have got an abundance of flowers but can't find enough number of vases in your home to decorate it then take out all those empty and near-empty jam and sauce jars.
To remove those pesky paper labels from them just rub a generous amount of mayonnaise and peel them off. Just wash away and you have sparkling vases ready to be decked up with flowers.
2. Kitchen foil to clean the metal utensils: Diwali is also the time when you take out most of your metal utensils out.
From stainless steel to silverware to bronze if you need that sparkling shine over them then next time scrub these with a rolled up ball of kitchen foil. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda and you have shiny new looking utensils to serve all those mithais in.
3. Car wax for your gas stove: Diwali also involves intense cooking but amidst making those mouth-watering choley and paneer, the residual that spills on your gas stove leaves those unsightly stains.
Next time before you begin your cooking just wipe your stove clean and apply a thin layer of wax polish that is used over the car. The waxy layer will ensure that all the spills and stains will come out with a light wipe of a damp cloth.
4. Vinegar for burnt vessels: Those long hours spent cooking also means that you will be left with some utensils with burnt stains.
You can get rid of these stubborn stains with boiling the vessel with water mixed with one part vinegar. Next, let the vessel cool off and scrub it away with baking soda. You have good as new vessel staring at you.
5. Newspaper lining for the trash: Even though you may be using those sturdy trash bags, chances are some smell or liquid may seep in from the bags onto the trash can.
The super simple trick to tackle this is to line the garbage bin with a newspaper folded in four layers. Next time you take out trash remove the newspaper lining too and voila you have a clean garbage bin.