Diwali is the festival of lights and everyone enjoys and feasts with their near and dear ones. It is that time of the year when ‘Ghar-ki-safai’ is imperative to please Goddess Laxmi and the surprise guests that start pouring in during the festivities. With a kid at home, I have always been particular about cleanliness. However, till now cleanliness meant the absence of dirt and dust. But this year, amidst the pandemic, cleaning the house has an altogether different meaning for me. It is about disinfecting in addition to removal of dust deposits in deep corners of the house. I started cleaning my house days in advance to avoid last-minute chaos in the festive times.
Initially, I thought that disinfecting would mean emptying bottles and bottles of disinfectant spray around the house. However, Godrej Protekt range came quite handy to do the cleaning and disinfecting at the same time. Here I share 5 spots in your home that are often ignored but need immediate attention for the festive season.
Bathrooms are one place that comes last when we do deep cleaning ahead of Diwali. But you should ideally start with it. I started by decluttering all the bathroom cabinets and throwing away the unwanted toiletries and used brushes. The corner of the bathroom is rarely cleaned and over time a lot of dirt accumulates there and even between the tiles. To clean them I used lukewarm soapy water and added a capful of Godrej Protekt Multipurpose Disinfectant Liquid. This solution disinfects and cleans at the same time while leaving a citrus fragrance behind. My bathrooms smell fresh like never before.
- Furniture, cushions and curtains
Cleaning furniture is the most important step in the pre-Diwali cleaning process. I started with vacuuming the sofas. The handles of sofas, chair backs, sides of tables are the frequently touched surfaces and need special attention. Godrej Protekt Disinfectant Air and Surface Spray came very handy to spray these surfaces and disinfect them. With kids at home, you would know how cushions are thrown all over the place and played with. Behind the curtains is the favourite spot to hide. So if the curtains and cushions don’t have a label that reads, ‘Dry Clean Only’, I put them in the washing machine and add Godrej Protekt Multipurpose Disinfectant Liquid to it. This not only cleans all the curtains and cushions but easily disinfects them too.
- Corners of the home
Corners of the house are very dangerous and prone to diseases too. A lot of dirt sits under the beds, sofas, racks, shelves placed along the corners of the house. Move them around and broom and mop under them. Use Godrej Protekt Multipurpose Disinfectant Cleaner to wipe around the racks, shelves, beds etc.
- Windows, blinds, glass tables and mirrors
Blinds and windows accumulate a lot of dirt all the year-round. Cleaning them regularly is a herculean task and when you do it once in a while, it should be cleaned to the T. Use Godrej Protekt Multipurpose Disinfectant Cleaner to clean the blinds, windows, glass tops and all mirrors. It kills 99.9% of the germs and is anti-bacterial too.
- Light Switches, door knobs and cabinet handles
These are the frequently touched surfaces. Sometimes we even tend to touch them with dirty and oily hands, leaving behind a lot of dirt and microorganisms on them. With Godrej Protekt Disinfectant Surface Wipes cleaning has become really easy. Now even my son enjoys running around the house wiping the doorknobs and handles.
This year Diwali cleaning will continue even after the festivals are over, only to be extra cautious. Few high touch surfaces would be required to be cleaned and disinfected after the guests have paid a visit. Going around the house with a rag and bottle of cleaning liquid is not always feasible in pressed schedules. So I am sure to use Godrej Protekt air and surface disinfectant spray on the arm rests of sofas, door knobs, table corners, sofa seats and gifts once the guests have left. It dries quickly without leaving a stain behind and that makes it my favourite go-to disinfecting option. Have you started your Diwali cleaning? Comment below on how you are planning to go about it.