Budget-friendly ways to prepare your home this Diwali

Once again, we have arrived at that time of the year when even the most elusive relatives will knock on your door with a smile. When the lights from the diyas and the dazzle of firecrackers make everything around you come alive. When diets are forgotten and plates of laddus are passed around guiltlessly.

It's true what they say, there’s just something about Diwali.

Almost everyone looks forward to that auspicious night when the lights shine bright in the sky and playing cards are laid out on the table. Diwali is undoubtedly one of the most awaited festivals in India. But it is the run-up to Diwali that makes most people anxious. For days you will find people scurrying around, tidying every nook and corner of their home and preparing a special menu. And if you are worried about how much it will all cost, here are some budget-friendly options you can turn to this festive season.

Get professional help

Typical Diwali cleaning means more than just dusting away the cobwebs from the ceiling. You wouldn’t want the old stain on the wall to be highlighted when the diyas are lit, would you? Give your home a squeaky-clean look by hiring a professional deep cleaning service. If you’re worried about the cost, pre-plan the schedule and choose a date at least a week or two in advance. You can avail discounts and even set aside money specifically for this.

Simple, effective changes

You need not renovate the entire house to give it a fresh look. Buying a few new furniture items, such as a brand-new centre table or a bookshelf can boost the look and feel of your home. Or opt for something simpler, like changing the upholstery, adding some new, interesting wall hangings or indoor plants. And there's no need to splurge too much money on it. Look for festive offers online or at flea markets. You can also check out HDFC Bank Festive Treats that has 100+ offers on Cards, EasyEMI and Loans. Additionally, enjoy up to 22.5% CashBack* on Cards and EasyEMI across 1000+ brands at 10,000+ stores and 5000+ branches.

Apply a fresh coat of paint

Nothing says ‘upgraded’ like a repainted house. Splash some colours, add wall textures and decals, or go for contrasting walls; there is so much you can do with paint. And if you don’t wait till the last few days before Diwali, you may not have to pay too much for professional paint jobs.

Add décor items

An economic and hassle-free way to up the ante of your home is to add décor items. From glass chandeliers to contemporary table lamps to gorgeous wrought iron centrepieces, there are a number of classy and quirky options to choose from.

Don’t forget that the early bird catches the discount

Like you, thousands of others are also looking to renovate and decorate their homes for Diwali. This spike in demand also leads to a hike in prices. A smart way to save money is by getting most of the work done weeks before Diwali, as this tends to be the "off-season" for most vendors.

Alternatively, you can also leverage the benefits and offers provided by banks like HDFC Bank. For instance, the HDFC Bank Debit Cardnot only makes it convenient to go cashless. It can also save you a significant amount of money through cashback offers available online through vendors who provide additional discounts for using the card. You can even avail Easy EMIs for big-ticket purchases like home appliances, which can help reduce the financial burden of the festive season.

So, plan well and let HDFC Bank help you make every wish come true this Diwali.

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