As our Summer mom days continue on with our kids home enjoying the fun of Summer in full vacation mode! We moms are in full clean-up mode each day keeping up withpour kids Summer fun and Merry Maids, the expert in home cleaning, is continuing to empower us moms to enjoy a summer of “Mom-Cation” moments – the moments when moms get a little help tackling the notorious summer messes and the kids take some of the clean-up duty off moms’ shoulders.
Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert, has identified the top five kid-made messes and provided simple solutions for moms and kids to conquer the sandiest and stickiest messes – all while getting kids involved in the process. I have partnered with Merry Maids to share these 5 simple solutions for moms and kids to conquer the sandiest and stickiest messes
Today let me share with you Tip #3 and #4
3) Sticky Season
Neighborhood lemonade stands and juice boxes are summer staples, but there’s no avoiding the spills when the kids are running in and out of the house for refreshments. To help prevent the spill area from being sticky, Johnson says the best trick is to wipe up the lemonade or juice immediately – first with a paper towel and then with a wet microfiber cloth, soaked in warm water, to ensure no residue is left behind. If the juice spill occurs on a cloth surface, rub the wet area with ice cubes and blot the area with a dry microfiber cloth.
· Make It a “Mom-Cation” Moment: Turn the cleanup task into a team project and get the kids involved by having one person rub the juice stain with an ice cube while the other pats the area dry.
4) Sand-y Days Ahead
One fun way to entertain the family during the long summer days is to plan a day at the beach. However, before leaving the beach, make sure to use a towel to dust as much sand off of the kids’ feet as possible, to avoid tracking the sand inside. Johnson also recommends keeping a bottle of baby powder nearby. The baby powder helps remove moisture from the skin, making it easier to wipe the sand off before it gets into the house.
· Make It a “Mom-Cation” Moment: Before entering the house, Johnson encourages kids to do a little dance on a door mat with bare feet –taking four or five steps on the mat will transfer the sandy soil from their feet to the mat, instead of from their feet to the floor. This will keep debris out of the house and help prevent any scratching of the floor.
Stop in next week when I share more Mom-Cation Tips from Merry Maids
Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Merry Maids in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.