“Cleanliness is half health “….
“Cleanliness is the scourge of Art” …..Craig Brown!!
The Trigger : Hearing out the ongoing awareness campaigns of “Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan” TVC ,made me think about the petite cleanliness issues & I felt that it should be re-named as “Swacch Ghar abhiyaan” . This feeling ,one cool day translated into the post mentioned below ,me being obsessed of cleanliness –
“The fetid baby Poo & Diaper changing
The morning Garbage disposal story going
Display in the room..Pet’s morning poo
The yukk gases released before going to loo
The “Onion – Garlic”Takda for a yumm lunch recipe
The highly reeking early morning words slipped from mouth…
& added wonders from the window opening close to the neighbour’s house ;)”
Such is the starter pack of the day..Unnerving the home …distressing the olfactory senses …Unsettling the serene morning milieu!!
& Not just the mornings, the situations can even worsen up during evenings, especially monsoon evenings…
Welcoming hubby with a smile,
Which vanishes with a jibe,
The stinking socks & shoes dipped in the roads full of stagnant water of monsoon,
The deadly aromatic drenched house due to moist clothes, courtesy lovable monsoon,
The flooding of lanes & opening of gutters to give a filthy grin,
They are not all permitting me to enjoy the charming rain!!
The exquisiteness of Indian roads & the path to Old city ,
The added woes of the morning walk in the city ,
The smelling Gasoline added up to the “unwanted charm”,
Such is my story of “Piquant whiff whiff days” 😉
And, not just these few reasons ,to add up, frequent visits of relatives & the 4-5 hour long delicious preparations for them with “masaledaar ,takdedaar food” takes a toll ,with the house stinking & me feeling to run out of the house to breathe fresh ..Welcoming the relatives & to find someone with those yuckk stenching socks & you unable to comment them….OMG! What the harm have I done to someone in this life ,that I have been blessed with such a cologne 😉 I would be happy sitting in loo rather than this… Ha ha ha..I do have this feeling occasionally;)
So guys ,I believe ,this would be a drenching anecdote in every Indian’s life …living in Metro or Tier3 ,only the quantum would change a bit!
Well ,such is the “not so required” magnitude of a spiky snout with which I’m blessed!
So to hell away with them ,one fine day I had to google up & jot down the tonic apart from the routine ones which were being followed & damn it ,I sware ,this post made the most out of it:)
“Opening up of the windows ,for fresh air passage ,
Lightening of the incense sticks for a perfumed trail ,
Spreading up of Lavender or lily dry flowers for aromatic scent ,
Spraying up of Air freshner or Body mist for a fresh feeler,
Use of Baking soda or Vinegar to exude up the reekiness (refrigerator & drains),
Use of Baby powder inside shoes ,minimizing the sweat,
Use of Lemons to eradicate onion garlic smells,
Diffuser with lavender or Citrus or wild Orange oil for a spanking pristine feel,
Even essential oil dipped cotton swabs placed under pillow to have a fragrant sleep,
A dab of vanilla extract on “Off bulb” giving amazing aroma when lighted,
Lilies ,Palm trees & few potted plants to enhance ambience & contribute to great aroma,
Mixture of Baking Soda ,Borax,essential oil ,sprinkled on carpet to generate a perfect freshness,
& a generous No –No for garbage & diaper storage for more than 2-3 hours:)”
So now ,Just dream of a fragnant house ,well incenced, full of aroma ,that sweet essence ..Isn’t it wow !
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Just try & feel the relaxed serene cosy difference for the goodness of you & your home!