HOW TO BE FESTIVAL READY IN CORONA TIMES
The mantra to be festival ready and have a fail-proof preparation is to be well planned much ahead of time. As they say “Well planned is half done! “
I am categorizing the action steps under broader segments first and then digging deep into each task.
1. Festival Essential Ordering
Now let’s begin digging deep into this to fathom the areas that need special attention.
If you are the ones who have a regular cleaning habit then Diwali deep cleaning won’t take much of your time. But, if you are the busy-bees with occasional cleaning and dusting habit, get ready to take a new avatar and do that intense deep cleaning. Festivals celebration with corona around is going to be tough. So take precautions of allergies (wear a mask) and immunity (drink and eat immunity-boosting food) while cleaning. Start with collecting your clean up arsenal and shoot!!! It’s best to choose sections of the house and thoroughly clean it up! The best idea is, to begin with, the kitchen and bathrooms. Keep handy your “DISCARD IT” bin for items no longer in use and eating unnecessary space. Some of these things which you may even choose to “give away” if in good condition but not being used. Clean windows, slide rails, cabinets, appliances, gas stove. Refrigerator cleaning is equivalent to a full space clean-up, so take it up separately. Even the washing machines need their regular tub clean option to be used so they are refreshed. Tiles, floor, wall and any other sections need a thorough wash and scrubbing with specific cleaning agents accordingly. Follow some amazing tips on stacking and storing from “the home edit” (https://www.instagram.com/thehomeedit/) and Marie condo’ Netflix series and social handles(https://www.instagram.com/mariekondo/). Inspires me a lot! Also if you are confused as to what electronics brands to invest in, try out www.GuideInPurchase.com
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The living room is a representation of your living style, status, design quotient, preferences and affinities. Apart from cleaning and organizing, it also needs your eye for details. That rug, those frames…the ambience and the lighting… everything counts. I love to do a seasonal décor based on 4 major seasons keeping the colour palette relevant. Accordingly, you can update upholstery and décor items. Bedrooms are essentially the resting place and should be clutter-free year-round. Try to keep it in soothing tones and regularly dust the furniture, bedding, walls and lights. All the fans in all the rooms need special clean up. Try fitted bed sheets to keep a wrinkle-free bed. Again give lighting great importance as it relaxes your senses and moods. Do add a regulator based light to keep the brightness as per your choice.
Fix a menu and decide what is to be going on your dining table and what on the snack table. Basically the various courses. Snacks can be prepared and stored in advance. Don’t keep all the cooking activities confined to the final day. Meal prep comes to play here! Do all the soaking, boiling, chopping and kneading a day in advance so what remains is the assembly which does not take so much time ideally. Consider doing safe ordering of sweets, nuts, food from vendors who take special care of COVID safe delivery.
So, you have ample time to get dressed and look great! Nobody wants to get overwhelmed with chores and sit with a grumpy face on the festival day!
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