A clean house with kids is a myth! All the parents know what the hassle is like. One moment the kids are getting along and everything is clean and organized with coloring books in their hands, and within the blink of an eye, the coloring books are replaced by the walls.
Cleaning might be a struggle with little ones in the house but it is not nearly impossible
With few tips and tricks you can put the clutter away and get things under control. Whether you want a quick clean up for the unplanned guests or deep cleansing of the house with the arrival of spring you can get everything done with kids helping along.
Here are a few quick cleaning hacks to keep close by you when there are kids involved:
Spill on the carpet?
You don’t really have to send it to the dry cleaner and waste your expenses on the bill when you can easily do it yourself at home with kid-friendly ingredients. All you need to do is mix 1/3 of a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and 5 – 10 drops of lemon essential oil, the rest of the bottle is to be filled by water. Simply pour the mixture over the spill or spots you need to get rid of, leave it for 15 minutes and gently rub it off with a towel, let the kids help along as well.
In case a nasty vomit has ruined your sofa, there is a perfect way to get rid of the odor and the stain is simply removed by sprinkling the baking soda over the clump and vacuuming over it. Not only is the baking soda kid friendly but it will also clear out the whole nasty situation in no time. In fact, baking soda is a super ingredient for cleaning out anything, be them the kitchen and bathroom tiles, kitchen countertops, white carpet, and sofas, giving freshness to the clothes and the dishwasher. Baking soda mixed with vinegar provides amazing effects and of course, with kids in the house, it is safer to use as they want to help you with the chores.
When it comes to organizing the clutter when deep cleaning the house you need to throw away the stuff you don’t use anymore, the clothes, toys, books that are kept stored. Make separate boxes of each item and label them and ask the kids to give away some old toys or books, it can also be done for clothes or other reusable items. Kids fill these boxes thus enjoy doing so and then you can donate them to a charity organization.
Glitter can be very fun when you are doing some crafts but can be quite a hassle to get rid of it from the carpet or the table; especially when it is all over the place. For a quick and easy way to get rid of the glitter all you need is lint roller, roll over the glitter and simply get the cleaning done.
Toothpaste can be quite handy when getting rid of the permanent marker, ask kids to do apply the toothpaste over the spot and help you clean it off.