Cleaning up after your kids can be a quite a tough job. Spilled milk over the countertop, “redesigned” wall color, and ketchup stains on the sofa; these are only a few of the cleaning projects that you have to deal with as a parent. It’s not easy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it easier!
If you’re too busy to clean, having to budget time between work and family, then a local maid service can help you. Just check their house cleaning estimate form and you can stop thinking about the cleaning and focus on your job, and more importantly, spend quality time with your kids.
For now, here are four cleaning hacks that you can do:
Toothpaste for removing marker ink from walls and floors
Yes, it’s not only for cleaning your teeth. Toothpaste is a very efficient cleanser for those tough permanent marker doodles. You can use an old toothbrush or whatever cleaning brush you have.
Mix the toothpaste in a cup with about 1cm deep water. Put the mixture on the stain using your old toothbrush or a scrub brush. You can also dab the toothpaste onto the stain then scrub it with a wet brush. Do this until the stain has disappeared and voila! Good as new.
Oh, and one more thing. Erasers work wonders on your painted walls for crayon removal.
Vinegar for removing fabric odor and stains
Isn’t vinegar a wonderful thing? It has been helping parents with cleaning for a long time, and that includes getting rid of the stains your kids leave on their clothes or other fabric.
Before anything else, always remove any excess solids or fluids first with a towel or clean rag. Always dab the excess fluid so that it doesn’t spread. After that, spray your vinegar solution on the stain being careful not to over wet it. Use a clean cloth and rub from the stain spot from outer edge to the center.
Spray more of the solution if the stain isn’t completely removed and continue with the rubbing. Once you’re satisfied with the result, rinse the stained area using a clean but damp cloth. Then, to prevent water marks, use a hair dryer to blow dry the damp spot.
Small toys and legos – cleaning hack
You haven’t felt pain if you haven’t stepped on a lego piece before. Cleaning scattered small toys and lego pieces isn’t a pleasant thing to do too. To make it less of a chore and more of a breeze, don’t pick them per piece. Instead, use a dustpan to sweep them up. Easy, right?
Lint roller for those pesky glitters
You don’t have to be a parent to know how hard it is to get those glitters off. Anyone who’s done a grade school project knows this very well.
But are you tired of vacuuming for hours and still won’t get all those shiny glitters? Use a lint roller to pick them up, it’s so much easier. Plus It requires very little to almost no effort when compared to using a vacuum. You even get to save electricity.