You must always ensure that your pooja room interior design is completely clean. A clean pooja room attracts more positive energy in the house. However, the smoke, oil particles, and fumes from the incense sticks, diyas, and candles tend to sit on the idols and allow dust and dirt to accumulate. If the paintings and the idols are not cleaned for a prolonged period of time, a layer of dirt and grease will start forming on them. Over time, the smoke and fumes will have the same effect on the walls, floors, and other elements in the pooja room. Hence, you should always clean them timely to prevent dirt from settling. Here are a few tips that will help you to keep pooja room interior design clean and tidy:
01 of 06 Cleaning brassware
In most pooja room ideas, idols and kalash are made of brass. Over time, these items get sticky and dirty because of grime. The best way to clean them is to soak the items in a mixture of water and regular detergent. Do not add more than one tablespoon of detergent to one bucket of water. Let the items stay dipped in the detergent water for 10 to 15 minutes so that the grime loosens up. Pick them out of the water one by one and scrub them with a brush or scrubber. If it is still difficult to get rid of the grime, put some lemon juice on it. The lemon juice cuts through the grime and makes the cleaning task much easier. Finally, rinse them with warm water. Soak a tamarind ball in water and use it to scrub the brassware again before rinsing it off.
02 of 06 Cleaning copper
Black spots start showing up on your copper idols at times when they are exposed to air or water. These spots can ruin the appeal of the idols. To get rid of them, make a mixture of salt and vinegar and use a piece of cloth to apply it to the idols. Subsequently, start scrubbing them with some force. Make sure you apply sufficient paste to the idols and scrub in circular motions. For the hard-to-reach areas, consider using a toothbrush. Finally, rinse them with warm water and wipe them clean with a dry piece of cloth.
03 of 06 The pooja counter
Most counters are made of marbles where oil spills and falling of ashes are a common occurrence. You must always ensure that this area is cleaned regularly. Otherwise, grime starts accumulating very fast and the area becomes very dirty and sticky. Over time, a black stain will form and the counter will appear unhygienic. Hence, you must clean the area regularly. Wiping it clean with a dry piece of cloth dipped in a mixture of warm water and any normal detergent is sufficient.
04 of 06 The doors of the mandir
Brass bells and meticulous jali work are found in most pooja room ideas. Clean the brass bells using the brassware cleaning method mentioned above. Use lemon or lemon-based soap to clean them faster. If there are oil stains, clean them with a nail polish remover. If the stains do not disappear immediately, keep cleaning them with soap water every day until they do.
05 of 06 Cleaning the floor
You must wipe the floors clean of your pooja room interior design every day. Once a week, consider cleaning the floor using a mix of water and any lemon-based cleaning solution. However, you must be very careful while choosing the cleaning solution. Various materials get damaged or stained if you apply harsh chemicals to them. You can permanently discolour a porous material as well if you use too harsh chemicals. Before choosing the cleaning solution, always check if it will damage the flooring material or not.
06 of 06 Cleaning the pooja cloth pieces
The pieces of cloth that you use inside your pooja room interior designs should be cleaned timely. This will help to ensure that they do not get very dirty. For cotton clothes, you can just wash them clean with your hands. However, if you use fabrics like silk that feature delicate designs, consider dry cleaning them.