Children create a big mess. There’s no getting around it. Sometimes the spills and scuffs and scratches can be stressful and exasperating. Here are a few cleaning hacks that can help you combat the ever-increasing number of oops moments your kids wreak on your house & home.
1. Lemons + salt
This simple combo is great at getting out sweat stains from kids’ shirts. Wet the stain with lemon juice and then cover in salt and rub away. Afterwards, wash as usual.
2. Dust buster
Dryer sheets easily attract and grab up dust lurking in corners and hard-to-reach spots.
3. Thank god for baking soda
You can remove crayon markings form your walls by using a paste mixture of baking soda and water. Similarly, this paste can be used to remove smelly urine or poo stains from clothing. Baking soda can also be piled into vomit stains, and then vacuumed up, easily removing stains and pieces.
Who knew that it cleans marker stains and dirty sneaker soles?!
5. Baby wipes clean everything
You know that industrial size box of baby wipes you bought at Costco? Well, the good news is that they can clean almost anything: kitchen surfaces, bathrooms, household objects, and even awkward spills on your clothes.
6. Vinegar + dish soap + salt
This mixture can destroy lots of hardcore carpet stains.
You can use vinegar to disinfect and deodorize kids’ sippy cups and bottles.
This garage freezing agent can also freeze crayon stains on a kid’s t-shirt, making them easy to then scrape off with a knife.
9. Hydrogen peroxide + dish soap + baking soda
Another miracle mixture that will eliminate heavy-duty stains around the house. Just be careful of the peroxide’s bleaching power.
10. Toys minus germs
Plastic toys can be easily cleaned and disinfected with a go in the dishwasher. Dolls and teddy bears, however, should be washed using a delicate cycle in the washing machine.