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india Updated: Feb 27, 2010 02:52 IST
Aroma Sah
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On Holi, you can’t help but participate in the colour-splashing riot at home. The good news is that you needn’t fret too much about what your house will look like once the day is over. Follow these tips to have it spic and span in no time at all:

For stubborn stains, use washing soda but sparingly. Do not forget to wear hand gloves as stain-free liquids can be harsh on the skin.

Cover carpets with an old bedsheet the night before Holi to protect them from any unwanted colours. However, there are some chances of the colour filtering through the sheet and ruining your carpet. Use a hard stick broom to dust off any dry colour.

Turn the carpet upside down and dust it from end to end. In case of stubborn stains, prepare a solution of water and a stain remover, dip a cloth into it and carefully rub off the stains.

To save your precious furniture, place it on the terrace or in a secluded part of the house beforehand. You can do up a corner and give it a cabana or hookah corner look and ensure the holi celebrations take place there.

Use a thinner to remove stains from the furniture.

Spread dark colour covers on couches and cushions and dark runners on the dining table to protect them from harm.

Buy some cheap options in blinds from Sarojini Nagar market to replace your expensive ones.

— Inputs from décor stylist Swati Pandya Sood and Rashi Bajaj of Carpet Couture