Hari Raya cleaning involves a thorough cleaning
of the house, fixing items that need repair to
have a house that is super clean and spotless.
Below are tips to clean your house for Hari Raya.
Start with the windows. For the purpose, you
can use a squeegee with a rubber-edged that is
easy to use and fast giving quick and effective
results. Alternatively, cloth or an old
newspaper is a good decision for hard-reachable
places. Prepare a home-made solution of warm
water and several drops of dish soap in a bucket
and wipe all the windows with it.
Pay attention to the light bulbs in the house.
disassemble them carefully, and clean them with
a clean cloth dampened in water. dry them
completely before assembling them back.
Don't forget the blinds. Blinds on the
window tend to accumulate dirt and dust easily,
that's why they need certain care. Twice a year
wipe them with a proper wood cleaner. Aluminum
ones wash outside with a garden hose.
Protect wooden floors. To avoid scratches on
your wooden floors, use appropriate furniture
legs that can be found in home improvement
stores and give excellent results.
Take care of your refrigerator. This is a
daunting task, so consider the following tricks
you can use to minimize the work in it. Once
stained, wipe its interior surfaces. Throw out
food with an expired date at least once a week.
Wash removable shelves and in the refrigerator
with a solution of baking soda and water.
Carpet cleaning is a must. Rugs and carpets
need deep cleaning at least once a year
especially those on the highest traffic areas.
For synthetic carpeting, rent or buy a special
machine extractor that cleans fibers and is
based on using hot water. For valuables, call
hire professional carpet cleaning services.
Vacuum the curtains. Have them vacuum or dry
cleaned and don't forget to remove dirt and dust
off them before putting away for storage.
Do a restocking of cleaning supplies that are
needed often. Gather all you need and you won't
have to search on it later. The most common
supplies, glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner,
vinegar, natural cleaners such as baking soda,
salt, brushes, tools like rags, gloves, cloth,
Benefits of Hari Raya spring cleaning
A great way to de-clutter - We all tend to
build up things that we don't need around the
home, and by carrying out a spring clean we are
able to get rid of some of these hoarded items.
Some choose to simply give things away to
charity or even if they are taken straight down
to the local dump, a deep spring clean offers a
great way to fully de-clutter!
Great Exercise - it is the least noted
benefits of doing a good spring clean, as we
engage in doing these chores we burn calories
which is healthy to us. Experts tell us that
just vacuuming around the home for thirty
minutes can burn a quick 100 calories. So not
only can you burn calories and lose some weight,
but you can get a great looking home too in the
Get rid of allergens - Many of us have
issues with allergies in this day and age
whether caused by plants, dust or other
chemicals that we may be allergic to. They can,
of course, be very detrimental to one's health,
and so carrying out a spring clean of the
property gives the perfect opportunity to
sanitize and expel allergens from every room in
Focus and Concentration - As the old adage
goes 'a tidy space allows for a tidy mind' -
spring cleaning and de-cluttering, and achieving
a much more organized and tidy space can also
help people to feel much more focused too.
Having too much mess around the home can feel
like a build up of visual noise, and can hinder
us from focusing on the important projects for
the day and week ahead.
Accomplishment - Once you have given or your
property a deep spring clean, and have literally
gone through your flat or house from top to
bottom, it can really provide a great sense of
accomplishment, and can often inspire us to then
tackle some other important issues in our day to