Home Décor Remedies To The Aftermath of Holi

Mar 23, 2016

It’s finally time for the DG’s favourite love-hate festival – Holi!! We cannot wait to paint the town with happiness, fun and lots of ‘Bhaang’! However, let’s not forget, we’re also inviting the biggest headache of year – the aftermath of Holi… the dirt, the colour, paints on the wall, hand prints on the wall, dirty carpets, this list does not end. But if you’re reading this article, you don’t need to worry about those cleaning hazards. We’re going to make your life real simple, and your home spick and span again – Read on to know how!

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Firstly, it might be a good idea to use Organic colours this year. Or if you’re feeling crafty, then make your own colours!! Your list of ingredients only consists of turmeric (yellow), henna powder (green), flour, Red Sandalwood powder (gulaal), Hibiscus flowers (blue), etc. Creative, isn’t it? But you don’t want this ‘gyaan’. You want the real deal – the metallic, permanent, synthetic colours, which take at least a week to leave your skin and months to leave your home if not nipped in the bud. So be it. We’ll help you out with the cleaning remedies!

  1. Colour stains on sinks, platforms and tiles: You already know that you’re meant to scrub them off with soap and water. However, what you must keep in mind is scrubbing vigorously will only cause more damage to the furniture, hence be wise, and use a nylon-mesh scrubber.

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  1. Pools and puddles of colour water: You know you need to blot it with tissue first, and then wipe, but you’re missing a step – sprinkle detergent powder over the stains to break the chemical compounds of the colour!

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  1. Dry colour stains on your flooring: In case you weren’t able to blot the wet colour in time, we’ve still got a rescue plan for you. Apply a paste of baking soda and water on the stain for a bit, and wipe it off with a wet cloth. However, stay clear of this remedy for walls unless you’re going for a contemporary look to show ‘another brick in the wall’!

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  1. Persistent colour stains on cabinets and chairs: Blot the stains with acetone or hydrogen peroxide using cotton or sponge. For this one, use the same amount of enthusiasm to wipe it off as you did to splurge it on in the first place!


  1. Stains on rugs and carpets: Has your little one taken a stroll on the carpet instead of running straight to the bathroom? Don’t panic, we have a remedy to that too. Apply a paste of vinegar and hot water on the stained area, and wipe it off after a bit with damp sponge!


  1. Stains on ‘White’ marble flooring: Use liquid bleach only on these unless you’re going for our often suggested clean look and need that coloured marble to turn white…

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  1. Finger marks on china cutlery: Ah! This is the worst of them all! For these, preferably use liquid rather than soap detergent to get rid of the marks efficiently.

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Hope this article has gripped you with the Holi spirit, now that you know the post festival activities aren’t going to be lethal after all. If you have more such hacks for our readers, please share with us in the comments below!

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