Cleaning Tips for Diwali

5 Tips for Diwali Cleaning

A stunning display of fireworks, lights at every window, and sweets to tempt your taste buds – that’s Diwali! Every year, we look forward to this season when the whole family gets together to celebrate the Festival of Lights. But before we enjoy, there’s work to be done, and it starts with cleaning. Because a clean home is important to welcome the Goddess of Wealth.

Here are 5 tips for Diwali cleaning:

  1. Remove the clutter.

Before you start cleaning, get rid of the unwanted stuff lying around the house, and stow away things that aren’t needed during this season – this includes your wardrobe! Designate one part of your home to store these things so that it’s easier to dispose once you are done cleaning.

  1. Create a chore calendar.

Cleaning your entire home cannot be done in one day. Pace yourself and dedicate a day to each room or task. For instance, one day could be dedicated to cleaning only the kitchen. Another day could be dedicated to sorting out the clutter.

  1. Clean one room at a time.

It is easier and a lot less tiring, if you clean one room at a time. This also ensures that you don’t miss any corners. Dust the furniture, and do a deep cleaning of cabinets, especially ones with knick-knacks and curios. Don’t forget windows and the fridge!

  1. Air out mattresses and carpets.

Give your mattresses, carpets and cushions a time out. Dust them and air them out in the sun for a few hours to kill germs. Once this is done, you can put fresh sheets and covers on them.

  1. Turn up the volume.

Make your chores a lot more fun by playing some of your favourite tunes. The music helps create a cheerful mood and makes cleaning less stressful.

  1. Hire a professional.

If cleaning isn’t your cup of tea, there are a plenty of professional services that do the work within a day! So while they clean your home, you can sit back and relax or go on a shopping spree.


RBI Rate Cut to Boost Real Estate during Festive Season.

The recent RBI rate cut of 25 basis points was a welcome move for real estate developers as this change will lead to a boost in sales during the festive season. On the other hand, experts caution that this increase is only a minor improvement in homebuyer sentiment.

Does this mean that home loans will now be cheaper? If banks pass on the benefits of the rate cut to buyers only then home loan EMIs will get cheaper. Speaking on this change, Vineet Relia, Managing Director, SARE Homes says, “[This] will infuse confidence in the system, thereby providing a boost to not only the real estate sector, but the overall economy ahead of the festive season as well.”

With this move, home loan EMIs are likely to get lighter on the pocket and may help boost homebuyers’ confidence this festive season.

This is the second rate cut this year, and falling inflation is the main reason for the move. What are your thoughts about the rate cut?