Home Cleaning And Organising Tips Before Hari Raya

Survive the Raya preps with these cleaning tips that won’t wear you out!

Updated on May 28, 2019 19:05 pm

Luisa Wong

Home Cleaning And Organising Tips Before Hari Raya

Hari Raya Puasa, or Raya, is a day of celebration for our Muslim brothers and sisters. Falling at the end of Ramadan, a lot of preparation is involved in making houses visitor-ready, including cleaning and organising.

While it has been a tradition to buy new clothes and wear it on this special day, it is also customary for everyone to visit their relatives' houses. If you need some tips on cleaning and getting everything organised before the big day, here they are:

1. Fix everything that needs fixing.

Raya is one of those perfect opportunities to spring clean your home. Anything that needs fixing should be fixed before guests arrive. If your faucets are leaking, get it repaired. If your furniture needs to refurbished, do it now. Having a neat home is essential in preparing your space for the influx of guests coming this festive day.

2. Clean every nook and cranny.

Once you’ve mopped the floors and did some vacuuming, you also need to clean every little corner in your home. You must reach every nook and cranny to ensure that you’ve wiped, mopped, and brushed every single thing.

3. Mind the bathroom.

If there is one room that you need to prepare before your guests arrive, it is the bathroom. The bathroom is usually a small space yet overlooked by most homemakers. You don’t have to make grand renovations for it to be impressive. All you need to do is to clean the space, make sure that you have enough toilet paper, and have a fresh bar of natural soap to make that big difference in your bathroom.

4. Prepare clean sheets and clean towels.

If you have guests sleeping over in your home, it is best to make the experience as hotel-like as possible. Prepare clean sheets and towels for them to make them feel more invited and special.

5. Freshen the air in advance.

Sure you’re accustomed to the smell of your own home, but make sure that your guests won’t smell anything unpleasant, especially if you have pets in your abode. Freshen the air in advance by opening your windows, emptying all the trash cans and recycle bins, cleaning out the fridge, using diffusers and scented candles, and cleaning your pet’s area.

6. Tame the clutter!

Don’t allow clutter to ruin the festivities. Use a tray to tame all the clutter on your coffee table and to make the area as organised as possible.

7. Use hot water to clean dirty surfaces.

If you ran out of detergent while cleaning your home, you can trust your hot water to do the trick. Dip your sponge in hot water before you wipe your dirty counters, cabinets, tiled walls, and even your wooden pieces of furniture.

8. Lemon oil is the key to polish your glass.

Use a teaspoon of lemon oil to prevent water stains from dirtying your glass windows and doors. This trick will give you pristine glass surfaces in no time.9

9. Clean with the family.

Cleaning is much easier and more enjoyable when it is done with the family. Have everyone in the house do some cleaning to reduce the amount of time and energy you spend on cleaning and organising it on your own. You can also use this moment to bond with them so go and enjoy the moment.

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