Tag: cleaning

Day 5: Let’s make the windows squeaky clean!

The favorite feature of my current home: floor-to-ceiling windows and  wall-to-wall glass windows. This  ~ translates to a flood of natural light.

But, that also means tough deep cleaning once…



Day 4: Surface clean fans, switchboards, light fixtures, and doors.

Some of the most dustiest places in a home are above our heads – places that are out of normal sight and reach. Ready to look upward? All the surfaces over your heads will get a shine! If you can spare a little over 30 minutes, it will be wonderful.

What you’ll need: collect your supplies

I’m getting a little inventive with this one after having tried…



Day 3: Clean the guest bed room closet

How did the past two days of cleaning go?

Were you able to take out 30 minutes from the day to go through the sorting and purging?

Today, we deal with the last of the closets in the house – the guest bed room.

This is where I usually stash the bed linen, long coats, jackets, extra towels, and the other racks are often empty for guests when…



Day 1: Clean master bedroom closet

Ready for Day 1 of the 30-minute Diwali cleaning challenge?

Today, we start with the master bedroom closet. Closets can be a  pleasure to watch the day they are cleaned and a nightmare on days when they resemble a dump yard. Depending on how many clothes you have, how big your closet is  and when was the last time you cleaned, this activity can either take…



Diwali 30-minute cleaning challenge: how to get a sparkling clean home in 30 minutes a day for 15 days

Out with the old, in with the new.

Isn’t that what Diwali is about?

The festive season also sends many households into a cleaning frenzy. This was all new to me until I saw an adorable North Indian family that lived downstairs turn the house upside down over a week of Diwali cleaning: that’s where I learned about this ritual and even though we don’t do clean…



1 Awesome Cleaning Habit to Keep Your House Clutter Free

Wondering if I missed a digit in the headline? Should it have been 10 cleaning habits or 11? No, you read it right. This one habit I came across in a list a few days ago has transformed my life for the better, and it’s only right that I share it with you all.

I subscribed to Elle Decor’s feed on Facebook and often find their…



Cleaning tip: How to sparkle your bathroom faucets with one ingredient

Hard water.

Lime scales.

That’s the hard fact. Be it in Bangalore, or anywhere in India.

More often than not, the task or obsession of keeping the taps sparkling clean falls on me. House helps are not obsessed about it. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a clean bathroom.

Over the years, I have learnt one secret and one ingredient that works wonders. Ready to know?

The best part is it…



How to keep your home free of dust mites?

I’ve been coughing incessantly for nights in a row leaving me in an irritated state and a battered throat the morning after. The sore-throat/nasal congestion cycle has been repeating itself once every three weeks.  Sinusitis and tonsillitis have been ruled out; I’m clinically fit and so it had to be something else. So after a rough night, I went to see the ENT yesterday. The…



Question: What’s the best way to remove dirt from kitchen cabinets?

My kitchen cabinets are made of rubberwood.; the wood work is exactly five years old.  The cabinets haven’t lost much of the shine, but the wooden doors have accumulated dust and grease from cooking. The patches are quite visible now. I was wondering what would be the best way to clean them. One of the suggestions I got is to use a solution of dish…



Eight Ways to Get a Sparkling Bathroom

A little caveat before I begin this post: it’s not the feel-good type that you are used to seeing on this page. It’s one of those get-down-and-dirty posts but something e can’t live without. If you’re game, continue reading and I promise there are great pictures in the end :)

What is the one thing that causes you the most agony in maintaining your home? For…

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