The After Holi Clean-up: Simple and Easy Hacks

Spring has arrived and brings with it the Festival of Colors – Holi! There is no doubt about how much we enjoy playing Holi. This year however with covid restrictions and rising number of cases, Its advisable to celebrate Holi indoors amongst family members.

And that means a colourful mess to clean at home!

The day after Holi is the toughest as getting the bright splotches of colours off the floor, bathrooms, clothes or skin is a big task. The very thought of spending days and weeks, endlessly scrubbing and washing off those nasty stains is a nightmare.

Here are a few simple and easy hacks to clean the post-holi mess:

1. Cleaning your clothes:
We know that post Holi, a riot of colours are going to be a part of the garments for a long long time! Cleaning the soiled clothes can be a daunting task. The secret to stain removal is timely cleaning, using a good and effective cleaning agent, mechanical scrubbing and using warm water. These four criteria form the crux of any cleaning hack.

So catch the stains early, soak the clothes in warm water, add a good environment friendly and effective laundry detergent and let it soap after a good couple of hours. Give the clothes a good scrub with a brush and after all the excess colour has washed out, you can use the washing machine for a full wash.

2. The colour-stained floors:
They can be cleaned easily with a paste of baking soda and water. Apply this paste over the stained floor and leave it until it is dried. Wipe off with a damp cloth or wet sponge. You can also simply choose an effective, eco-friendly floor cleaner. Remember the 4 factors which contribute to the complete removal of clingy dirt (Temperature, Time, Product and Scrubbing)

3. Glass Surfaces:
Use a solution of water and baking soda to wipe off stains over glass surfaces and windows. And if you have a Glass cleaner available in your home, you can try that too! Your window will be as good as new in no time.

4. Bathroom Fixtures:
The bathroom witnesses a flood of Holi colors post the celebrations. You can apply oil or vaseline on the fixtures before you bathe, so that the colours come off easily when cleaned. Bathroom cleaners and Tap cleaners make the chores easier too.

Hope you have an amazing time playing Holi with your family. Saving water and avoiding the use of synthetic colors will make us and the earth happy too. #HowYouCleanMatters


Last updated on: Jan20/23

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