get an agent

Buy with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Documentation Services

Leave the paperwork to us

do it yourself

Browse New Launch Condos

Find new units for sale

Browse Resale Listings

Connect with sellers through our app

RESOURCES

Calculate Buyer’s Stamp Duty

Find the amount payable when buying

Affordability Calculator

Find the amount payable when buying

How to Buy an HDB

A step-by-step guide to buying HDB

How to Buy a Private Property

A step-by-step guide to buying condo/landed

get an agent

Sell with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Documentation Services

Leave the paperwork to us

do it yourself

Post a Listing for Free

Connect with buyers through our app

RESOURCES

Calculate Seller’s Stamp Duty

Find the amount payable when selling

How to Sell my HDB

A step-by-step guide to selling HDB

How to Sell my Private Property

A step-by-step guide to selling condo/landed

HOME E-VALUATION

For tenants

Rent with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

RESOURCES

How to Rent an HDB

A step-by-step guide to renting HDB

How to Rent a Private Property

A step-by-step guide to selling condo/landed

For landlords

Lease with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Lease Documentation

Leave the paperwork to us

RESOURCES

How to Lease an HDB

A step-by-step guide to renting HDB

How to Lease a Private Property

A step-by-step guide to selling condo/landed

Do it yourself

ARTICLE CATEGORIES

HDB

All things about public housing

Private Property

All things about private property

Home Improvement

Guides for must-know reno tips

Financing

All about mortgage solutions

Towns

Singapore townships in focus

Client Stories

Success stories from customers

Founders’ Message

From the desks of Rhonda & Race Wong

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

How to Get Your Home Hari Raya-Ready During the Circuit Breaker Period

Ohmyhome

Ohmyhome

Share on facebook
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Written by: Marissa Saini

Hari Raya celebrations will be a little different this year, with Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) announcing that Muslims will celebrate the morning of Hari Raya in their homes with family members living in the same household. Visits by loved ones, an integral part of the big day, will transform to video call reunions.

On the bright side, celebrating Hari Raya during the circuit breaker gives us more spare time on our hands to check things off our holiday to-do list.

If you haven’t started preparing your home for the joyous celebration, don’t start scrambling yet – there’s still time to get your abode ready and looking its very best for a day of feasting, forgiveness, and feeling the Hari Raya spirit. Here’s a list of tips to get you started.

5 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Home for Hari Raya While Social Distancing

1. Start decluttering

how-get-your-home-hari-raya-ready-during-circuit-breaker-period-start-decluttering

Hari Raya is a day where you feast guilt-free on lontong with your relatives, some in person and some via video call. To keep the Hari Raya spirit alive, it’s always best to follow tradition (and maintain a spick and span home) with a thorough decluttering, even when there are no visitors to appreciate it.

Start with getting rid of items that have piled up and remain largely forgotten such as clothes that have not been worn in a while. Other types of clutter to dispose/ donate to relevant charities include old toys, kitchen utensils, toiletries, and shoes.

2. Deep-clean your home

Spring cleaning is an essential task to make your home sparkle. Hari Raya comes only once a year after all! Get your home looking immaculate by paying more attention to areas that would normally be overlooked during the everyday tidy-up.

Give the windows and mirrors a proper wide-down, then vacuum the dust bunnies under and behind bulky furniture. Be sure to comb through every nook and cranny with a duster. Leave no stone unturned – this applies to dust magnets like the blades of a ceiling fan and window blinds.

3. Get busy in the kitchen

how-get-your-home-hari-raya-ready-during-circuit-breaker-period-get-busy-in-the-kitchen

Whipping up mouth-watering Hari Raya food staples is key to that quintessential experience. If you’re feeling a little blue, simply focusing on nailing the recipes you’ve always wanted to try and filling up your home with the aroma of ketupat, rendang, and sambal goreng can be a powerful reminder that while your loved ones may be apart, these traditions will always stay the same.

4. Throw in new curtains, cushions, and rugs

Getting your home Raya-ready isn’t just about making your home spotless. Not ready to let go of your current furniture? Spice up your home in a blink of an eye by swapping out the old cushion covers with brand-new ones. Stick to a colour palette for other textiles so that the curtains, carpets, and table runners have a cohesive look. Be sure to give a video tour of your newly decorated home when your friends and family start video calling.

5. Hang festive lights

how-get-your-home-hari-raya-ready-during-circuit-breaker-hang-festive-lights

Like the figurative icing on the cake, no home is ever truly Raya-ready without hanging the colourful fairy lights so synonymous with this joyful occasion. Let your neighbours know that your home is undeniably ready to welcome the festive celebration by installing the lights outside your living room or balcony window for a spectacular display.

With these tips, your home will be Raya-ready in no time. If you’re still missing the company of your loved ones, liven up the festive spirit by blasting your favourite Hari Raya playlist. Through these adjustments, we’re doing our part to overcome the COVID-19 threat. Together, let’s celebrate Hari Raya safely and responsibly!


Looking for ways to donate to a good cause this Hari Raya?

Ohmyhome has been in partnership with TOUCH over the years.
TOUCH Community Services is a not-for-profit charity organisation in Singapore. Officially registered in 1992, TOUCH has been a member of the National Council of Social Service since 1994. The organisation has reached out to many individuals from all religions and ethnicity, including children, youths, families, people with special and healthcare needs, and the elderly.

Learn more about TOUCH, call (65) 6377 0122, email [email protected] or you can donate now.

Subscribe Now

Get a notification every time we upload a new blog post.

Featured Blogs

Your one-stop guide for must-know HDB tips

get an agent

Buy with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Documentation Services

Leave the paperwork to us

Do it yourself

Browse New Launch Condos

Find new units for sale

Browse Resale Properties

Download the app and speak directly to sellers

RESOURCES

Affordability Calculator

Calculate required tax for selling

Calculate Buyer’s Stamp Duty

Find the amount payable when buying

How to Buy an HDB

A step-by-step guide to buying HDB

How to Buy a Private Property

A step-by-step guide to buying condo/landed

bUY OVERSEAS

get an agent

Sell with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Documentation Services

Leave the paperwork to us

do it yourself

Post a Listing for Free

Download the app and connect with buyers

RESOURCES

Free Home E-Valuation

Know the value of your property in seconds!

Calculate Seller’s Stamp Duty

Find the amount payable when selling

How to Sell an HDB

A step-by-step guide to selling HDB

How to Sell my Private Property

A step-by-step guide to selling condo/landed

get an agent

Rent with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

do it yourself

Browse Rental Listings

Download the app and connect with landlords

RESOURCES

How to Rent an HDB

A step-by-step guide to renting HDB

How to Rent a Private Property

A step-by-step guide to renting condo/landed

get an agent

Lease with an Agent

Dedicated experts at your service

Lease Documentation

Leave the paperwork to us

do it yourself

Post a Listing for Free

Download the app and connect with tenants

RESOURCES

How to Lease my HDB

A step-by-step guide to renting out an HDB

How to Lease my Private Property

A step-by-step guide to renting out condo/landed

FEATURED ARTICLES

Condo Renting 101: Where to Look, Sizes and Cost

Looking for a condominium to rent ...

Ohmyhome Raises US$5M in Series A+ Funding

Ohmyhome, the leading Property 
One-Stop Shop Platform

ARTICLE CATEGORIES

HDB

All things about public housing

Private Property

All things about private property

Home Improvement

Guides for must-know reno tips

Financing

All about mortgage solutions

Towns

Singapore townships in focus

Client Stories

Success stories from customers

Founders’ Message

From the desks of Rhonda & Race Wong

Social media

Other