Must try these home decor, cleaning ideas for Christmas, New Year and holiday season



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With Christmas and New Year celebrations just round the corner, Home décor for this holiday season becomes a key activity at home. But with the ongoing Corona Pandemic, Keeping Your Home clean has also become a necessity. With winter setting in, the dust and pollution will be increasing making the task of home cleaning even more important.

Below are some tips and guide for home decor and home cleaning for this holiday season by Siddhesh Varde Borkar, Country Business Leader managing the Consumer Business in 3M India:-

Home Décor

In the current times, it has become important to create a positive and calming atmosphere at home. people are spending most of their daily life indoors which can make them feel overwhelmed and distraught. Home décor needs to be redesigned to make your home feel like your personal sanctuary, your comfort zone. Also with the Christmas and New year holiday season just round the corner, Home décor becomes even more important. Make Your Home a Vibrant & Happy Place with positive Vibes with the help of below DIY décoration projects.

You can Start Christmas Decoration with the entrance Door. Hang a beautiful and Vibrant Christmas wreath on your entrance door. You don’t need to damage your door with a nail for this. There are many adhesive based hooks available in market which can be applied very easily on the door to hang the wreath.

You can create the Christmas ambience inside your home by hanging various Christmas décor items on your wall like Stars, Christmas balls, miniature Christmas trees, small Santa Claus wall hangings. For hanging all these items on the wall, you can use adhesive hooks which can be removed after the festive period without damaging the wall.

You can Use Led lights on the walls to brighten up any corner of your home. You can also decorate your indoors with plants. Plants have a calming effect on our nerves. You can hang small planters in multiple corners of your home. You can use transparent adhesive Hooks to hang all these décor items so that these hooks can’t be seen on your wall. Ensure that you use hooks which holds strongly so that your home decor Items are not damaged because of falling hooks.

You can create a Memory Wall by creating a collage of photo frames of all your sweet memories with friends and family. You can use adhesive based picture hanging strips for hanging frames which makes the job of creative a photo frame collage very easy and convenient.

Thorough Cleaning

It is important to keep all areas & surfaces of the home clean. This includes the kitchen slabs, dining area, floors and bathrooms. These are areas that need to be cleaned thoroughly and frequently to prevent grime and dust settling. Disinfecting them is very important. Cooking and serving utensils need to be thoroughly cleaned to prevent growth of bacteria.

Common areas that we normally miss: Dusting of doors and windows, cleaning and disinfecting doorknobs, appliances, personal gadgets, hard to reach corners of bathrooms, kitchen tiles.

Tips to make the task easier: Create a schedule – this will ensure that you have time for each task. Allocate work amongst your family members and make it a family fun time.

Use better tools & agents

It is good to use specialized disinfectants and tools. This will ensure that all areas are disinfected, and the task is completed in no time and thoroughly, without missing any spots.

There are specialized kitchen cleaners with disinfectants that ensure your kitchen surfaces are germ free. Use the kitchen cleaners with absorbent tools like sponge wipe. It will magically clean all messes, making your work hassle free. To keep your cooktop clean & scratch-free, use microfiber cloth that removes fine dust and stains.

Floor cleaning need not be a back breaking task. Use handled mops instead of rag cloths or used towels for mopping. Pair these with disinfectants to remove fine specs of dust and keep them germ free.

Pay special attention to the cooking & cleaning processes. All groceries, milk packets, vegetables and fruits must be thoroughly washed as soon as you get them into the house. It is best to avoid outside food. And since more cooking and eating at home means more dishes – buy specialized tools with a comfortable grip like a scouring sponge that ensure totally clean, sparkling & hygienic utensils with minimum effort. Use a trusted dishwash bar/liquid.

(Tip: Protect yourself with a good pair of gloves while cleaning your home.)