NRI investments in India: The essential checklist


While NRIs May Want To Invest In Indian Real Estate To Benefit From Correcting Prices And A Depreciating Rupee, There Is Much Research And Careful Planning Involved. Here’s What You Need To Keep Track Of

Presently, Indian Real Estate Is A Very Popular Investment Option For Most NRIs. However, Since They Live Abroad, It Becomes More Important For Them To Do Proper Due Diligence Before Risking Their Money.

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NRI Property Investment Checklist

Mandatory Checks

Nowadays, Many Indian Developers Conduct Roadshows Abroad. NRIs Should Not Be Entirely Convinced By Impressive Presentations And Glossy Brochures. They Should Have Someone Trusted Visit The Property’s Site And Check The Ground Realities. Like All Real Estate Investments, The Location Of The Project Should Be Attractive And Should Enjoy Good Connectivity.

Pricing Is Another Important Issue. “Often, The Prices Quoted By Builders To Buyers Abroad, Are Higher Than Those Quoted To Domestic Buyers. Also, Builders Don’t Offer Discounts When Selling Abroad,” Points Out Sanjay Sharma, Managing Director, Qubrex Realty, A Gurgaon-Based Real Estate Consultancy. In Such A Scenario, The International Buyer Must Learn The Rate At Which The Project Is Being Sold In India. Furthermore, They Should Avoid Paying A Large Part Of The Cost Upfront. In Fact, They Should Opt For Either A Construction-Linked Payment Plan Or The 80:20 Or 70:30 Scheme. In Such Schemes, A Small Portion Of The Cost Is Paid Upfront At The Time Of Booking, And The Balance Is Paid On Possession. Better Still, They Should Opt For Finished Apartments To Avoid The Risk Of Delay In Possession.

It May Also Be Wise For NRIs To Take A Small Bank Loan, Even If They Don’t Need The Money. “When An NRI Takes A Loan, The Bank Will Do The Due Diligence On Their Behalf,” Explains Sharma. “It Will Check Whether The Builder Owns The Land On Which He Is Developing The Project And Has Obtained The Requisite Licenses. This Will Avoid A Lot Of Trouble,” Points Out Sharma, Adding That He Has Witnessed Quite A Few Examples Of NRIs Investing In Small Builders’ Projects And Then Regretting Not Having Done Timely Research.

Understanding The Law

NRIs Investing In India Must Understand The Laws That Govern Real Estate Transactions. There Are, For Instance, Restrictions On How Quickly The Profit From A Real Estate Transaction Can Be Repatriated. NRIs Also Need To Learn Whether Their Gains Will Be Subject To Double Taxation.

Watch Out For

The Real Estate Sector In The Developed Markets Is Better Governed And More Evolved, Unlike India. Here, Buyers Are Often Subjected To A Lot Of Hassles. Unless An NRI Has A Trusted Person Running Errands In India, Buying Real Estate In India Could Be Challenging. Then There’s The Management Of The Property As There Are Not Many Companies In India Still That Offer Such Services. This Makes It All The More Essential That An NRI Has An Agent To Collect The Rent As Well As Look After Its Maintenance.

ROI Expectations

“The Theory Of Mean Reversion Suggests That Returns From Real Estate, Are Likely To Be Lower Than They Have Been In The Recent Past,” Explains Vishal Dhawan, Chief Financial Planner, Plan Ahead Wealth Advisors. “Therefore, NRIs Investing In Residential Real Estate At This Point Of Time, Should Have Reasonable Return Expectations Over A Long-Term Period,” He Says. Finally, NRIs Also Need To Be Aware That The Depreciation Of The Rupee Against Their Home Currency, Will Also Have A Bearing On Their Returns.

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Style-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home’s Acoustics


We Look At Some Quick Ways, To Improve The Acoustic Quality Of Your Home, Without Compromising On Style Or Spending A Fortune

Studies Have Indicated That Noise Is One Of The Main Factors Of Disturbance, In Interior Spaces. While Office Interiors Are Continuously Evolving, To Incorporate Aspects Of Flexibility, Comfort And Aesthetics, In The Home Segment, Comfort And Design Are The Main Aspects Of Contemporary Urban Living. Homes Are No Longer Built In The Traditional Ways, With Greater Emphasis Now, On Aesthetics And Designs That Offer A Functional Purpose. The Rapid Expansion Of Cities And The Advent Of Smart Homes, Are Pushing More Urban Denizens Towards Consciously Planning Their Home Design And Interiors.

Acoustics Often Remains A Neglected Aspect Of Interior Design And Architecture. Although We May Not Think Of The Sound And Acoustics Of Our Home, It Remains An Integral Aspect Towards Greater Comfort And A Better Ambience. When It Comes To Acoustics, A Home Owner Can Look At A Host Of Factors, From The Walls To The Ceilings, To Upgrade One’s Home.

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Ways To Improve Your Home’s Acoustics

Drywalls For Sound Insulation

Gypsum-Based Drywalls Are A New Trend, Which Is Likely To Gain Prominence In Indian Homes. Unlike Traditional Masonry Construction, Where Acoustic Comfort Becomes Difficult To Achieve Without Increasing The Thickness Of The Walls, Gypsum-Based Drywall Partitions, Or Drywall Partitions, Are Lightweight And Offer A High Level Of Noise Insulation. Health Experts Categorise Any Sound Higher Than 85 Decibels (Which Is Often Encountered In High Traffic Or At Construction Sites), As An Uncomfortable Sound. As Drywall Partitions Are Capable Of Delivering Up To 70 Decibels Of Sound Insulation, They Are Excellent Solutions For Preventing Sound From Traveling From One Space To Another.

Drywalls Take Up To Two Weeks To Set Up. Drywalls Can Be Used To Create An Entire Gamut Of Multi-Functional Spaces – For Example, Creating A Partition In The Living Room Or Children’s Bedroom For A Play Area, Or Space For A Mini Workstation At Home Beside Your Bedroom. They Are Easy To Set Up And Detach (If Required), Providing A Hassle-Free Construction Process, With 95 Per Cent Less Use Of Water. Drywall Partitions Come In A Wide Range Of Performance Aspects, Covering Acoustics, Impact, Moisture And Loading Parameters.Th Floral Designs, Eye Catching Calligraphy, Etc.

Designer Ceilings

We Often Forget About Our Home’s Ceilings, As We Are Busy Repainting Our Walls And Setting Up Décor Around The Main Spaces Of Our Home. Easy To Construct, Gypsum-Based Designer Ceilings Come In A Variety Of Shapes, Designs And Colours And Offer A Smooth, Undulated Finish. Extensive And Innovative Range Of Designer Acoustic Ceilings Are Also Available, With Excellent Sound Absorption Qualities, Which Are Particularly Useful Both, In Terms Of Aesthetic Design And Reverberation Control. Especially Effective For Areas Where High Acoustic Comfort Is Of Utmost Priority, This Range Of Designer Ceilings Comes In Various Perforation Patterns, For Superior Aesthetics And Also Offers Fire And Moisture Resistance. Designer Ceilings Help Immensely, To Transform The Ambience Of Any Space And Remain A Practical Aspect Of Home Design.


Wallpaper Is Another Easy And Efficient Accessory, To Diffuse Sound And Almost Never Goes Out Of Style. Coupled With Gypsum-Based Drywalls, Wallpaper Is An Easy Way To Spruce-Up Your Home’s Interiors.

Dense Curtains And Upholstered Furniture

Instead Of Venetian Blinds, One Can Easily Opt For Curtains Of Dense Texture, To Keep Sound Out. This Tip Is Especially Useful For Saving Cost And Time, As There Are Various Options Available, Vis-À-Vis Patterns And Colours.

Placing Large Pieces Of Furniture, Such As Dressers In The Living Room, Bookshelves In The Bedroom Or Desks In The Study, Against Walls (Especially Thin Walls), Can Help Block Sound From Entering A Particular Space. Also, The Use Of Certain Fabrics Of Thicker Texture, To Upholster Walls And Furniture, Are Simple Yet Unique Ways To Increase Sound Absorption In Your Home. You Can Always Experiment With Various Designs, Textures And Patterns, To Suit Your Choice.

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Mumbai 1st among mega cities, does well on mixed land use, open spaces


  • MUMBAI: The National Ease Of Living Exercise By The Union Home And Urban Affairs Ministry Is Aimed At Helping Cities Assess Their Liveability Vis-À-Vis Global And National Benchmarks And Encourage Cities To Move Towards An Outcome-Based Approach To Urban Planning And Management.

    Mumbai Scored Well On Identity And Culture (Rank 2), Public Open Spaces And Mixed Land Use (1), Assured Water Supply (3) And Transportation And Mobility (8). Surprisingly, The Financial Capital Ranked 63 In Economy And Employment, 54 In Reduced Pollution, 23 In Governance And 36 In Education.

    The Rankings Are Based On The Overall Scores Each City Got On A 100-Point Scale Across 15 Categories And 78 Indicators (See Box). The Data Was Made Up Of What The Cities Furnished, A Third-Party Survey And Feedback From Around 60,000 Citizens “While We Are Glad Mumbai Has Ranked Third, We Will Look At Areas Where The City Requires Improvement As Well. Once We Have Evaluated It, We Will Start Filling In The Gaps To Improve Our Ranking The Next Time,” Said Additional Municipal Commissioner Vijay Singhal.

    A BMC Official Privy To The Whole Process Said They Collated The Data Sought By The State Government For The Report In April. “There Was A Live Questionnaire. While Around 80% Of The Information Sought On Open Spaces, Water Supply, Road Network, Transportation Facilities Like Bus Stations, Security Cameras Was Available With The BMC, For Additional Details We Had To Approach Authorities Like The MMRDA, Police Or Mhada,” He Said.

    In May, An Independent Team Arrived And Audited Facilities Across Random Locations. The BMC Also Had To Provide Water And Noise Samples From Random Locations.

    In Safety, Pune And Greater Mumbai Were Ranked At 25 And 35 Among All The Cities.

    What Worked In Favour Of Navi Mumbai Was Governance (Rank 1), Education (2), Health (3), Transportation And Mobility (4) And Assured Water Supply (7). It Was Let Down By Power Supply (74), Reduced Pollution (48), Housing And Inclusiveness (35). Municipal Commissioner Ramaswami N Said He Is Happy Navi Mumbai Is Marginally Behind Pune. “We Are Just 0.09 Overall Points Behind… Navi Mumbai Has Also Been Judged Best For Governance,” Said Ramaswami.

    Thane Scored On Power Supply, Transportation And Mobility, Ranking First, Assured Water Supply (4) And Employment (9). It Came Up Short In Safety And Security (82), Public Open Spaces (40), Reduced Pollution (53).

    “We Have Managed To Bring Thane A Long Way From Its Identity Of Being A Dormitory City Or Playing Younger Brother To Mumbai. It Is A Matter Of Immense Pride For Me That I Could Contribute To Help The City Secure An Admirable Place On The National Map,” Said Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal


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Vastu and Décor Tips For Name Plates

Besides Identifying A House, A Name Plate Can Also Be Used To Enhance The Décor Of A House And Create A Good First Impression. We Look At The Basic Dos And Don’ts For Putting Up A Name Plate On Your House 

A Name Plate Or Door Plate, Serves The Functional Purpose Of Identifying A House. However, A Name Plate Can Also Serve As A Décor Element, Which Reflects The Home Owner’s Style Sensibilities. “Nowadays, Nameplates Come In Various Styles, Such As Modern, Abstract, Concept-Based, As Well As Name Plates Inspired By One’s Religion And Can Be Custom Made In Any Indian Language. They Can Be Hung Or Affixed On The Doors, Or At The Entrance Of The House Or Society,” Says Abhishek Goyal, Founder, Panchatatva.

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Materials For Making Name Plates

The Most Commonly Used And Budget-Friendly Name Plates For Apartments, Are Made Of Acrylic Or Fibre. Simple Signage For Bigger And Independent Houses And Buildings Are Generally Made Of Glass And Steel. Handmade Signboards Have A Raw Appeal, While Designer Name Plates With Creative Use Of Fonts And A Wooden Finish, Can Lend A Stellar Appeal, Says Goyal. “Designer And Multi-Compound Name Plates Are Made From A Combination Of Different Materials Like Wood, Glass, Steel, Terracotta, Brass, Jute, Fabric, Grass Or Coconut. These Name Plates Have A Niche Market. The Trend, Now, Is To Use A Combination Of Various Materials, To Give A Unique Look,” Adds Goyal.

Seasoned Wood, Such As Teakwood And Railway Sleepers, Can Also Be Used For Making Name Plates. For Budget-Friendly Options, Commercial MDF (Medium Density Fibre), Plywood, Veneer And Pine Wood, Are Ideal. Individual, Preformed Ceramic Letters Can Also Be Used To Create Name Plates, While Stone, Marble, Mirror And Wrought Iron Are Other Common Options. One Can Custom Make Name Plates In Various Shapes, Like Rectangle, Square, Oval, Round, House-Shaped And Other Irregular Shapes. The Name Plates Can Be Etched With Motifs, Or Engraved With Images Of Deities, Or Have Photographs With Floral Designs, Eye Catching Calligraphy, Etc.

Vastu Shastra Principles For Name Plates

According To Jayshree Dhamani, A Vastu Shastra And Astrology Expert, Home Owners Should Always Put Up A Name Plate, As It Is Like A ‘Tikka’ On The Forehead.

“As Per Vastu Shastra Principles, The Main Door Of A Home Is Not Only The Entry Point For The Family, But Also For Energy. So, If Your Home Doesn’t Have A Name Plate, It Will Be Difficult For Opportunities To Find Their Way To You. A Name Plate Should Be Readable, Clear And Pleasing To The Eye. Choose The Correct Material For The Name Plate, For Positivity And Harmony. A Metal Name Plate Is Recommended, If The Door Is In The North Or West Direction. Use A Wooden Name Plate, If The Door Is In The South Or East Direction. It Is Also Good To Decorate A Home’s Entrance With Pictures Or Statues Of Ganesh Or Auspicious Signs Such As Om, Or The Swastika Or Even Some Shlokas,” Advises Dhamani.

Personalised Name Plates Are In Vogue

Modern-Day Home Owners Prefer Personalised Name Plates. Consequently, Name Plate Designs Often Incorporate Themes Or The Interest Of Family Members, Or The Profession Of A Person, Etc., Says Goyal. “Traditionally, The Trend Has Been To Write One’s Surname On The Name Plate. Then, People Started Writing Their Complete Name. Now, People Write Their Family Name, Along With The Names Of All Members, Including Children. Recently, A Client Asked Us To Leave A Blank Space On The Name Plate, To Add The Name Of A ‘Soon To Be Born’ Baby. People Also Add Their Pets’ Names And Photos On The Name Plates, As They Are Considered Part Of The Families. With A Growing Trend Of Naming Bungalows, Row Houses, Villas And Apartments, Even These Names Get Inscribed On The Name Plate. Regional Language Name Plates Have Become Very Popular,” Goyal Elaborates.

Neha Mehta, A Home-Maker From Mumbai, Maintains That An Attractive Name Plate Is Important, To Create A Good Impression. “The Name Plate On My House Is Made Of Glass And Raw Wood, With Lettering In Gold And Illumination Behind It. My Son, Who Is A Bollywood Fan, Has A Film Clapboard Painted As A Name Plate Outside His Room And The Name Plate On My Daughter’s Room Is Pink And White, With Flowers On It,” She Explains.

Tips For Putting Up A Name Plate At The Home’s Entrance

– Always Have A Name Plate On The Main Door Or The Adjoining Wall, If The Space Permits, As It Is Believed To Attract Prosperity, Opportunities And Well-Being.

– Ensure That The Name Plate Is Large Enough To Write One’s Name Or Surname And The House Number And Is Legible From At Least A Foot Or Two Away.

– The Design Chosen For The Name Plate, Should Blend Well With The Main Door.

– The Main Door, As Well As The Name Plate Should Be Well-Lit.

– Keep The Name Plate Stylish But Simple. Do Not Clutter It With Too Many Designs, Calligraphy, Engravings, And Idols Of Deities.

– Ensure That The Name Plate Is Regularly Cleaned And Is Dust Free.

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Home loan and tax benefits if you own multiple homes


Although A Person Can Avail Of Multiple Home Loans, The Tax Benefits On The Interest Paid On The Loan For A Second House, Are Different From That Available For The First House

People Are Generally Under The Impression That One Can Own Any Number Of Properties But One Cannot Take More Than One Home Loan At A Time. This Is Not True. As There Is No Restriction On The Number Of Properties You Can Own, There Is Also No Restriction On The Number Of Houses For Which You Can Take Home Loans And Claim Tax Benefits. The Amount Of Home Loan That You Can Take, For All The Properties Taken Together, Shall Depend On Your Earning And Your Ability To Service The Loan.

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Tax Benefit On Interest Payment

You Can Claim Deduction For Interest Payable On A Loan, Taken For Purchase, Construction, Repair, Or Renovation Of Any Property Under Section 24b. In Case You Own Only One Residential House Property Which Is Occupied By You, The Maximum Deduction That Can Be Claimed On Interest Repayment On A Loan For That Property, Is Restricted To Rs 2 Lakhs Per Annum. However, In Case The Money Is Borrowed After 1st April 1999 And Construction Of The Property Is Not Completed Within A Period Of Five Years From The End Of The Financial Year In Which The Money Was Borrowed, The Deduction In Respect Of The Interest Claim Shall Be Restricted To Rs 30,000 Only.

In Case You Have Let Out Any Property Or Properties Owned By You, You Can Claim Deduction For The Entire Interest Paid, Without Any Upper Ceiling Against The Rent Received In Respect Of Each Such Property. However, In Case You Own More Than One House Property And More Than One Houses Are Occupied By You, Then, You Have To Choose Any One Property As Self-Occupied And The Other Property/Properties Are Treated As Let-Out For Which A Notional Rental Income, Based On The Rent The Property Is Expected To Fetch, Is Required To Be Offered For Taxation. So, Once Any Such Property Is Treated As Let-Out, You Can Claim The Tax Benefits For Full Interest Paid, For Money Borrowed In Respect Of Any Of The Property That Is Treated As Let-Out.

This Deduction On Interest Payment Is Available, For Any Residential Or Commercial Property Owned By You. It Is Also Available, Irrespective Of Whether The Money Is Borrowed From A Bank Or Housing Company, Or From Friends Or Relatives, For The Purpose Of Repairs, Purchase Construction, Reconstruction, Etc.

Any Interest Paid During The Construction Period Can Be Amortised And Can Be Claimed In Five Equal Instalments, Beginning From The Year In Which The Construction Is Completed And Possession Of The House Is Taken.

However As Per The Amended Law W.E.F. April, 1, 2017, The Aggregate Of Loss Under The Head ‘Income From House Property’, Cannot Be Set Off By More Than Rs Two Lakhs Against Other Income For A Year. Any Loss Remaining Unadjusted, Can Be Carried Forward And Be Set Off Against Income From The Same Head, For Eight Subsequent Years.

Tax Benefit On Repayment Of Principal

As Per The Provisions Of Section 80C, You Can Claim Up To Rs 1.5 Lakhs For Repayment Of Housing Loan Taken From Specified Institutions, Including Cost Of Registration And Stamp Duty Of A Residential House. Although You Can Take Home Loans For More Than One Property, The Amount Of Deduction Shall Be Restricted To Rs 1.5 Lakhs. The Overall Amount Of Deduction, Includes Other Items Like Provident Fund Contribution, Life Insurance Premium, Tuition Fees, PPF Contribution, NSC, ELSS, Etc.

This Deduction Can Be Claimed Only After You Have Taken Possession Of The Property. If You Have Started Repaying The Principal Of A Home Loan Before Taking Possession, This Benefit Is Not Available To You. Please Note That Repayments Of Loan Taken From Your Friends And Relatives, Are Not Eligible For This Deduction.

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Tips To Keep Your Home Safe And Hygienic For Your Child


Having Children At Home Not Only Brings Joy And Fun But Also Calls For Greater Safety And Responsible Planning Of Space In Order To Keep Them Safe. For Couples, With With Children, Planning To Buy A Residential Property In India, It Is Mandatory To Know If The Property Is Childproof Or Not. In Case, You Plan To Buy A Property Which Is Not Childproof Yet, Ensure That You Take Necessary Measures To Make It Childproof Before You Move In. The Childproofing Can Be Done By Hiring Professionals Who Are Well-Equipped And Have The Knowledge About How The Property Can Be Safe For Your Child.

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Tips That Will Help You Safe Your Home:

Importance Of Childproofing

At The Growing Age, Children Are Curious About Their Environment And The Things Around Them. Whether It Is A Toddler Or A Four-Year-Old, The Home Is A Huge Playground Where Their Imagination Runs Wild. This Also Means That There Can Be Multiple Places In Your Home Where An Accident Is Just Waiting To Occur. By Barricading The Possible Areas Of Accident, Will Ensure Their Safety And Your Peace Of Mind. In Fact, Many Upcoming Projects In India Add Childproofing As A Key Feature To Their Apartments.

What Are The Danger Zones?

To Identify The Danger Are, Look At Your Home From A Toddler’s Point Of View. Angular Corners, Sharp-Edged Furniture, Low Lying Electrical Sockets, Slippery Floors, And Even Poisonous Cleaning Products Within Their Reach, Can Pose Serious Baby Hazards. Any Place Where A Baby Can Get Hurt Is A Potential Danger Zone That Needs To Be Childproofed.

Steps To Childproof

The First Step Towards Childproofing Is To Remove Or Cover Everything Sharp, Pointed, And Heavy From The Child’s Path.


– Have Non-Slippery Mats Outside The Bathroom And Next To The Bathtubs To Ensure They Do Not Slip. Never Leave Your Child Unattended During A Bath.

– Toilet Lids Should Be Locked To Prevent Children From Tipping Over Or Slamming It On Their Hands Or Heads.

– Cabinets, If Any, Should Be Locked As These Largely Are Used For Storing Medicines, Soaps And Shampoos, Which Can Pose Danger If Consumed Out Of Curiosity.

– All Electric Outlets/Sockets Should Be Covered With Proofing Gadgets To Prevent Accidental Electrocution. Children Tend To Put Their Fingers In The Electrical Sockets.

Balcony And Terrace

– Children Should Not Be Allowed On Balconies And Terraces Alone. They Should Always Be Accompanied By A Responsible Adult.

– The Balconies Should Have Grilles, Barricades, And Protective Railings, And Designed In A Manner That There Is Minimal Space Between The Bars Of The Grille, Enough To Prevent A Mishap.


– Kitchen Cabinets Should Have Locks To Keep Sharp Objects Like Knives And Scissors Away From Children’s Reach. – Installing Stops In Drawers Will Stop Toddlers From Bring Them Out On Themselves.

– Install Stove Knobs That Come With In-Built Locking Mechanisms, So That Even If The Child Can Reach The Stove, They Are Unable To Operate It.

– Keep The Fridge And Microwave Locked When Not In Use.

– Use A Retractable Electrical Cable For Coffee Makers, Toasters And Microwaves So That Children Cannot Pull The Cords.

Bedrooms And Living Room

– Children Spend A Lot Of Time In These Rooms. Have A Minimal Decor Until Child Grows Up A Little. Too Many Artifacts, Breakable Or Heavy, And Sharp-Edged Furniture Can Be A Cause Of Injury To Children.

– Get Stoppers Installed On All The Doors, Prohibiting Baby’s Fingers From Getting Pinched.

– Keyholes On The Doors Should Preferably Be Double-Sided And Child-Friendly To Prevent A Child From Being Accidentally Locked Inside The Home.

– Electrical Covers Should Be Placed On Unused Sockets. Switches And Regulators Should Be Installed Out Of The Reach Of Small Hands.

– Place Corner Bumpers On All Sharp Edges To Prevent Bumps On The Head.

– If You Have A Staircase, Fix A Baby Gate On The Top And Bottom Of It.

The Installation Process All The Safety Measures And Equipments Should Be Completed Before You Move In. Though This Comes With A Price, But That Is Worth Paying For When It Ensures A Safe Environment For Your Child.

Hygiene At Home Plays A Great Role In Maintaining The Good Health Of The New Born. Thus, It Becomes Important To Go For A Deep Cleaning Process Before The New Born Enters The Home. It Is As Important As Stocking Up On Diapers.

Here Are Some Additional Tips:

Basic Housecleaning

It Is Important To Have A Thorough Cleaning Of The Home. Avoid Going For Harsh Cleaning Solutions And Insecticidal Sprays. This May Leave A Negative Impact On The Health Of The Baby. Kitchen Is One Specific Place That Needs Extra Attention. An Average Dishcloth Contains Around 4 Billion Living Germs. Clean The Kitchen Floors Nicely And Regularly. Bathrooms Are Another Area That Needs Attention. Use A Strong Cleanser Once A Week.

Keep Things Handy

Ensure That The Adults Can Easily Reach Out For The Disinfectant And Sanitising Sprays. It Is Also Important To Keep A Basket Which Can Be Used To Hold All Of Baby’s Belongings. This Will Help You To Easily Find Things. This Will Also Make You More Efficient While Doing A Full Clean Up.

Purify The Air

Go For A Strict No-Shoes Policy. Say No To Synthetic Air Fresheners And Fragrances. Use Clove Oil Bleach For Mold Removal. Avoid Bleaching In General. Clean The Rugs If Any. Bring In Indoor Plants That Will Purify The Air. You Can Use Eco-Friendly Cleansers Made Out Of Lemon Etc. This Will Ensure That The Air Within The House Is Clean And Healthy For Your New Born.

Find The Right Corner For The Nursery

It Is Necessary To Find A Right Space For The Nursery In Your Home. The Room Must Have Proper Sun Light, Temperature And Electricity. It Should Be Also Away From Unnecessary Noises. This Will Ensure That The Baby Enjoys A Peaceful Sleep.

As The Process Of Cleaning The Home Is Not That Easy It Becomes Important To Take The Help Of Other Family Members. Set Tiny Goals And Divide The Work Amongst All The Family Members. This Will Simplify The Process Of Cleaning The Home For The New Born.

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How To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer?


After A Tiring Day In The Heat And Dust Of The City, All You Want To Do Is Go Back Home And Switch On The AC. But, Air Conditioner Is Not The Solution Every Time. Have You Thought About The Other Ways To Keep Your Home Cool?

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Here Are Some Tips To Ensure That Your Home Stays Cool, With Or Without Air Conditioner:

1. Maintain Your AC:

Clean Your AC Regularly And More Frequently During Summers. Their Efficiency Will Go Up And Can Make A Difference To The Temperature Of The Room. Start With The Filters Where Dust Settles The Most. The Performance Of Ill-Maintained Air Conditioners Is At Least Five To Ten Percent Lesser Than The Ones That Are Regularly Cleaned. Call The Maintenance Guy At Least Twice A Year. Combine The Use Of AC With Ceiling Fans To Spread The Cool Air Around The Room Faster. This Can Help Increase The Cooling That An AC Provides And Cut Down On The Electricity Bills. Seal All The Vents That Let Out Ducts To Make Sure The Cooler Air Stays Inside.

2. Keep Out Unwanted Heat:

Keep Out The Heat During Hotter Hours Of The Day. Though You Might Feel That Leaving Windows Open Will Let In The Air, It Will Only Serve In Letting In The Heat If It Is Extremely Hot. Keep The Doors And Windows Closed In The Afternoon And Open Them In The Evening When The Temperature Goes Down. That Will Let In The Cool Air. If It Is Not Possible For You, Close All The Windows – At Least, Close The Ones That Bring In Direct Sunlight.

3. Use White Window Shades/Blinds:

The Age-Old Trick Of Using White Coloured Window Blinds And Shades Can Cool Your Home By A Great Degree. Bamboo Shoots Around The Window Are The Best Heat Absorbers That You Can Find. A Number Of New-Age Blinds Are Made Of Bamboos. Choose Tightly The Woven Ones To Ensure The Air Is Cooler As It Crosses Them. Many People In Hotter Areas Of The Country Also Invest In Window Reflector Films That Let In The Light And Keep Out The Heat.

4. Cook During Cooler Hours Of The Day:

Cooking Generates A Lot Of Heat And Tends To Linger Especially In Smaller Homes, Like Apartments. Delay Or Advance Your Cooking Hours Earlier In The Morning Or Later In The Evening. That Can Ensure That Heat Is Lower. Using A Lot Of Machinery Also Generates Heat In The House Like Washing Machines And Steam Irons. When They Are Not In Use, Unplug Them.

5. Turn Off The Lights:

Florescent Bulbs Generate A Lot Of Heat. Turn Them Off When They Are Not In Use. If Possible, Replace Them With LED Lights That Do Not Generate As Much Heat.

6. Use Cooling Mats:

Replace The Sheets On The Bed And Sofa Covers With Cotton Fabrics. Also Use Straw And Bamboo Mats That Absorb Heat.

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