Expert foot care tips for the monsoons

Our feet are exposed to rough weather changes all through the year. During the monsoon especially, the moisture in the air can lead to skin problems and irritation.

A little attention and care is all it takes to keep your feet and the skin safe and smooth and infection free.

Here are some quick tips.

Keep them dry

Always try and keep your feet dry. Exposure to constant moisture makes them vulnerable to cracks and infection. The best way is to keep a pair of shoes at the workplace so you can change into them if you got drenched in the rain. Or, dry your feet thoroughly and keep them out of closed shoes if you don’t have an extra pair around.

Foot cleansing

Wash your feet with soap or liquid body wash as soon as you step into the house, because during this season, there are high chances that a ton of germs are entering the home along with you.

Keep your toenails trimmed

Keep your toe nails trimmed as long nails accumulate more dirt. During this season, the muddy streets can become a nuisance. The best way to keep your feet clean and healthy is regular cleaning and pedicures. 

Foot scrubbing

Soak your foot for about 10-15 minutes while taking a bath. After soaking in hot water, scrub your feet with foot scrub then apply a moisturizer as it helps your skin rejuvenate and replace new cells with dead cells.

Don’t step out with an open wound

If you have open wounds do not step out of the house without covering the area with a bandage. Avoid stepping into puddles when you have an open wound on your foot.

Wear open, strappy footwear

Avoid closed footwear because it will hold water and cause soggy feet. Instead buy open toe or strappy footwear. Or, buy some special rain wear for the season.

To avoid smelly shoes and feet:

-Do not keep your footwear or shoe rack under the bed. Let it be left in the open so that it dries out and doesn’t smell.

-It’s always good idea to have two pairs of footwear for the monsoon, one for traveling with and another to wear at the workplace.

With these few easy tips for the monsoon, you are all set to enjoy the rains! Get a professional pedicure done in the comfort of your own home to keep your feet monsoon-ready.

Safety tips to keep in mind while driving during monsoon

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Monsoon? Well for most, it usually relates to greenery, the feeling of wanting to go on a long drive and munching on pakodas.

We always try and take safety measures to stay away from all sorts of illness in the monsoon. But what about while driving in this season? What about you and your loved ones safety? Have you ever thought about taking safety measures while driving in the monsoon?

Here we are to help you.

  1. Planning

Always plan your road trip. Check the weather before leaving the house. Leave a bit early so that even if you get stuck in “traffic” it won’t affect your schedule. It is common for our roads to get jammed with traffic during heavy rains. You can also check traffic in real time before leaving.

  1. Check your vehicle

When the monsoon is just around the corner get a full check of your vehicle and ensure that your car is functioning properly. If something needs a fix its better to get it done as soon as possible. This is really very important for your own safety. Cars can be more vulnerable during monsoons.

  1. Stay Alert

One must be very alert and conscious while driving in the rains. Roads tend to become slippery and speeding during this season can lead to loss of control of the car. Stay alert, keep your hands on the wheel and don’t drive too fast!

  1. Keep safe distance

It takes three times longer to stop on a wet road. Maintain more distance than usual while driving. It could avoid accidents.

  1. Correctly pull over

If there is a severe storm and due to low visibility and bad weather conditions you cannot drive, pull over completely and turn off your headlights and brake lights as well. As in low visibility drivers usually tend to follow the tail lights instead of staying and focusing on the road.

  1. Be in control

Sudden application of brakes or even sudden acceleration may be harmful and cause a chaos. Be the person in control. Apply brakes early and slowly and gradually anticipate the movement of traffic and turns. While accelerating slowly, increase the speed. It will keep you in control of your vehicle.

  1. Avoid potholes

If you see potholes with accumulated water in it avoid driving through it. You never know what lies beneath. It can be an open manhole or a killer pothole both of which can damage your car and might take a big hit. In such conditions drive carefully or follow a car ahead of you.

Hope you have a great and a safe monsoon! Book a professional car spa service so no matter how soiled and muddy the interiors or exteriors get, our experts can take care of it!

 

This is why your carpentry work should be done on time before Monsoons!

Monsoon is here and it’s time to bring out the umbrellas, wind-cheaters, raincoats, special footwear, etc. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also notice a rise in usage of protective covers for mobile phones, two and four-wheeler vehicles, etc, but when people are being so protective about their personal belongings why it is that it is so easy to forget about home furniture?

The carpet, wooden flooring, the wooden furniture, electricals and so much more are all home essentials and form part of the overall interiors and layout. It is essential to protect all of them from moisture and related problems during the monsoon.

During the monsoon you might have noticed that there is more moisture in the air and wooden flooring or furniture may need extra attention to elongate its life. Here are some quick monsoon-care tips specially for your home:

For carpets

-The best way to protect your carpets is to roll them, cover them in plastic sheets and store in a dry place during the monsoon.

Pest control

-It’s not just mosquitoes and flies, termites can also cause a lot of problems during this season. It’s always advisable to get a pest control done once before and once during the monsoon, so that your furniture is well protected from termite damage.

-Swollen wooden doors, cabinets, etc are all a common occurrence during monsoon. You’ll suddenly notice that it is tougher to close doors or lock them.

Minor carpentry adjustments can ensure that your wooden furniture is kept problem-free throughout the season though.

It always comes down to the small things that makes the big difference and if you take these small steps, you will end up saving on a lot of time and money.

Interesting home cleaning facts for you

Mopping up a mess at home or just basic cleaning is always such a boring task, is it not? How wonderful it would be if cleaning would just take care of itself! So how can that be possible?

Well there are always experts trained in different kinds of cleaning who can come over to save your time! 

Here are some quick facts on cleaning, just for you: 

Here’s what you can keep in mind when it comes to home cleaning:

-Daily cleaning is not as important or advisable as a THOROUGH cleaning. Often times, home owners tend to forget this.

-Cleaning the house two to three times a week should be fine, however, this also depends on the kind of lifestyle you lead and number of family members living at home. The fewer the members, the less dirty the house is bound to get.

-Saving time on cleaning by making use of machines or skilled staff  can help increase individual productivity and focus on other family and home tasks.

So, how about trying out a thorough and professional cleaning service today?

This is how you can reduce time spent on home chores

 

It’s a fast-paced life, what with demanding work schedules and deadlines. Finding enough time to spend with family and friends or simply to indulge in the things you like, is always a struggle, is it not? And then, to top it all off, there’s the issue of home chores to deal with!

While on the one hand, hiring professionals to take care of a range of home care tasks is always a feasible (and convenient) option, for those days when you can’t get expert help, how can you spend less time on chores?

Team two tasks together
A writing professional from Mumbai adopts the ‘two tasks together’ method, and it seems to work to her benefit quite effectively. What does this mean? Well, on days when the maid decides to take a sudden leave of absence and she is saddled with the chores and professional commitments, she simply teams two tasks. The washing machine is put on and clothes are washed while she cleans the floors, for instance. So this helps cut down the total amount of time taken on individual tasks.

Use minimal kitchen items
When the helper is not around and you haven’t the time to try a professional kitchen cleaning service, simply stick to minimal. One of the problem with kitchen items is that it so easy to keep removing fresh spoons, bowls or plates for use even if the sink still has unwashed utensils. Avoid doing this and it might help you cut down on time spent in kitchen cleaning tasks.

Reduce clutter and décor
Minimalism is soon going to be the way to go. Try to reduce clutter and avoid indulging in too much home décor so that it cuts down cleaning, especially tasks like dusting by more than half! Imagine cleaning a furniture surface that has one item of décor as opposed to cleaning a surface that has multiple little items. Which would take longer?

Divide cleaning per days
Everything doesn’t need to be cleaned all the time or everyday, if you are hard-pressed for time. Try to divide cleaning tasks as per days. For instance, get the balconies done on Sundays, the living room on Mondays and so on.

Mechanize the home, for tasks
When it comes to getting chores done, most people find it boring because it is time consuming and needs to be done manually. But you can choose to live comfortably by investing in machines that help cut down time spent on common chores. A vacuum cleaner or washing machine. Or a handy mop to do the floors when running out of time….