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Here Are Some Dos & Don’ts While Disinfecting Your Clothes During A Pandemic

                The 2020 pandemic has evoked numerous positive changes in an individual. We can see more people riding bicycles on roads and less pollution in the air. Now, with the unlock phase in practice, people have begun stepping out of their homes, albeit following all necessary precautions. Do you step out of your home often? Probably yes. Before you step out, you have your mask and gloves on and a sanitizer in your pocket. Well equipped! But the real question here is, what about disinfecting the clothes that you stepped out in?  Let’s learn how to wash them when a pandemic is hovering over the globe, shall we?  Step 1: The Don'ts As you begin disinfecting your clothes avoid doing the below things:  Do not touch your face throughout the process. It is advisable to use disposable gloves and masks while handling the clothes, to avoid direct contact with the germs on your clothes. The basket that contains used clothes also requires disinfection after emptying without fail. Step

3 Reasons Why Your Home is in Need of Deep Cleaning

  Who doesn't like a clean and shiny home with the festival season coming upon us? But with a busy schedule of working from home, including your maid who is doing your daily chores, you may not get time to clean your home, corner to corner. The reason? It takes hours out of your day time to get it cleaned!  Simply dusting your home isn't enough to make your house clean. It requires a better and deeper treatment, one that home cleaning services like Washho specialize in. Our services are here to save your time and energy, to make your home look and feel more like your home ready to welcome guests! But you may wonder 'Is my home really in need of a deep clean? If so, why?' Here are three reasons why…  Reason 1: Festivals Image Source:   Festivals this year may not look the same as every year with social distancing in the picture. Even as you may only spend the festival with your family, you still need to make your home festive ready! A sparkling clean ho

Effectively Clean Your Clothes During Covid-19

Image source: COVID-19 has made all of us self-reliant. From Katrina doing her dishes on camera to your siblings sweeping the floor, the pandemic has made us all contribute to household chores in one way or another. While most tasks are manageable, laundry seems to be an uphill struggle. This is since people stepping out of their homes could come into contact with potential carriers of the virus.  A study published by Hackensack Meridian Health found that at room temperature, COVID-19 stayed on fabric for up to two days in comparison with plastic or metal. While we sanitise our hands and personal belongings every few hours, our clothes continue to be at risk of coming in contact with the virus.  With the ‘unlock’ period of lockdown in motion, people are stepping out and hence can come in contact with the virus. Here are four ways to wash your clothes effectively at home amidst COVID-19: Pre-Laundry Care It is advisable to wear disposable gloves while handling dirty la

Wondering Which Colour Suits Your Home the Best? This is How You Can Know.

The festival season is upon us, and everyone is looking to revamp their homes. Some prefer a light makeover by only adding lights and accessories to make their home look warm and welcoming. Others prefer to go all in and change the entire look of their home during Diwali;  a grand festival across India. . Changing colours and décor gives the home a refreshed feel and makes you want to invite guests. Even as deciding to paint one's home is easy, deciding on the colour palette for rooms, isn't. Here are five ways you can decide which colour suits your home the best. Research Before You Buy Image Source: You may seem short on painting colours if you don't know the latest colours in the market.  Understand painting trends and patterns you can play with when it comes to revamping homes. It is always best to research a little before you go ahead and buy yourself some paint. While researching look up the trending colours and colour combinations that work well, pr

Your DIY Home Painting Guide

The pandemic has made an artist out of us. People have begun exploring their hobbies and interests while nurturing them in the time that they have been in lockdown. Some have taken to writing, music creation, learning to play an instrument, learn a language or cooking amongst many others. With unexpected time at hand, people have been doing things that they never thought they would find the time to do. Today social distancing is the norm and people are hesitant to let outsiders within their homes. So, when it comes to things such as repairs and fixtures too, people are doing it themselves. This is something that they would ideally pass on to electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc. But can things like painting too be taken up by people to be done on their own? Looking to paint your home this lockdown as a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project? Or maybe because the festival season is upon us? Read on to our home painting guide to know how you can go about it on your own: Envision Your Newly Paint

5 Steps to Simplify Festival Cleaning

The festival season is upon us with Dussehra soon approaching and Diwali following suit. This is the time that families around the country begin deep cleaning their homes, leaving not a single cobweb behind. Festivals are ideally the time when guests visit your place, which may not be the case this year due to the pandemic. Even so, you need to clear and tidy up your place like every year to make your home festival-ready.  For the ones that love cleaning, deep cleaning in itself feels like a festival. But those that fear the tiring task of cleaning every nook and corner, it might be scary, so here are a few things you can do to simplify the process: Create a Schedule  Since home cleaning is a big task that can take hours out of your time, it is best to create a schedule for the same. Since most individuals are working from home, you can spare an hour or two each day and devote it towards cleaning a specific area of your home. For example, you can clean your bathroom on Sunday, Kitchen

Working from home? Now work from a “clean” home

Do you remember the days when you woke up at 5 am, left home at 8 am, had an 8-hour office work, came home to have dinner and a good night’s sleep? You did this for five whole days until the arrival of your weekend. The weekends were usually spent rejuvenating oneself and catching up on pending household chores.  Well, this was life before the pandemic happened to us. The “during” and “post” months of the pandemic, saw people no longer having a fixed working time, let alone weekends off. Since every space at home has turned into a workspace, the lines between home and office have somewhat blurred. People have little time to spend with family and cleaning duties are now a faraway thought.  As you are reading this, you may probably be sitting between a pile of clothes to be washed, the dusting and vacuuming to catch up on, besides your daily household duties (especially in case you do not employ a house help).  Wondering how to get a clean home while you’re working from home? Stick with